There are antiviral medications that can help cold sores heal faster, such as acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir and penciclovir, cold and wet wipes, cold or cold packs, petroleum jelly, and pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and paracetamol. Some research has shown that lemon balm extract can also help cold sores get better. Some research has shown that this strong-smelling oil helps cold sores heal more quickly. Cold sores are common and usually go away on their own within 10 days.
However, there are things you can do to help ease the pain. If you frequently have cold sores, use antiviral creams as soon as you recognize the initial tingling sensation. They do not always work after the appearance of blisters. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying the cream.
Avoid anything that triggers cold sores. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve pain and swelling (liquid paracetamol is available for children). Do not give aspirin to children under 16 Do not kiss anyone while you have cold sores Do not have oral sex until the cold sores are completely cured, as it could give your partner genital herpes Do not touch cold sores (other than applying cream), if you wash your hands Do not rub the cream on the cold sores; instead, apply it with small touches. Don't eat sour food or salty food if it makes cold sores worse.
It usually doesn't cause any symptoms until you're older. You won't know if it's on your skin unless you have a cold sore. Studies have shown that vitamin C can inactivate the herpes simplex virus, the virus that causes cold sores. Kissing a baby if you have cold sores can cause neonatal herpes, which is very dangerous for newborns.
The idea of a compress may sound “old-fashioned”, but research shows that topical therapy can effectively alleviate the symptoms of genital herpes outbreaks and even contribute to the prevention of outbreaks when used promptly. The extra sugar is also converted to acid, which attacks the body and aggravates the symptoms of the herpes outbreak. It's important to keep the body's oxidative stress under to promote healing during herpes outbreaks, so eating highly processed foods is an uphill battle to recover. You can also get herpes simplex if you share lip balm, fork, cup, or razor with someone who has it.
This antiviral medication stops the spread of the herpes virus in the body, which in turn helps heal outbreaks. Do not have oral sex until your cold sores are completely cured, as you could transmit genital herpes to your partner. The same foods that threaten your overall health also compromise your body's ability to fight the herpes virus and reduce the effects of each outbreak. Clinical and anecdotal research has shown that certain foods and supplements prevent herpes outbreaks.