Natural and Allopathic Treatments for Cold Sores

Cold sores are caused by Herpes simplex virus. This virus that causes the cold sores are of two types. The first form of this virus affects the upper body and the second form of this virus affects the lower body. These virus are known as HSV1 and HSV2. There are many treatments for cold sores available in the world for infections caused by these virus. These treatments for cold sores can be taken in a clinic or even at home. There are many treatments for cold sores available that can taken at home. It is common to treat cold sores at home. The content given below gives the common treatments for cold sores available.



There are many home remedies available as treatments for cold sores. Applying the juice of aloe on the cold sores is one of the type of treatments for cold sores available. You can also apply aciclovir 5 per cent cream on the cold sores for five days and around five times daily. These treatments for cold sores should be started once the first symptoms appear on the skin. As a part of the treatments for cold sores there are many anti-HSVs available in the market which can be used. As a part of the treatments for cold sores, it is advisable to take vitamin-C and vitamin-E as supplement. Taking these vitatmins along with other treatments for cold sores would drastically reduce the duration of the sores.

The other treatments for cold sores that are usually done at home includes, applying cornstarch on the affected areas. Some people mix camphor with some spirits that are available in the pharmacy and apply this combination to the sores and it has been reported effective by many people. Using a cotton ball with dimethyl sulfoxide on the cold sores is also an effective way of stopping further growth of the virus in the cold sores as a part of the treatments for cold sores. Some people take lysine to reduce the duration of the sores. One of the treatments for cold sores is to apply an extract of the herb Melissa officinalis on the sores to speed up the healing of the sore. Using zinc is also reported to reduce the duration of cold sores. Zinc can be applied topically.




 

 

 

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