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Cold Sores Can be Painful and Embarrassing, Cold Sore Remedies That Actually Work

Updated on February 18, 2017

Cold sores can be painful and embarrassing. When these blisters appear, you would get the need to eliminate them from your skin as soon as possible. When the cold sores break open, the crust over and ooze would last for a period of about 10 days, which can bring in a great deal of frustration to your mind. Here is a list of the most effective cold sore remedies that are available for you to get effective results within a short period of time.

Lemon balm: Lemon balm can be considered as a member of the mint family. It has the ability to assist you with reducing the overall healing time of a blister. In addition, lemon balm can help you stay away from future outbreaks as well. From the recent studies, it has been identified that lemon balm is being used as an active ingredients in most of the cosmetic lip balm products out there in the market as well.

Lysine: Lysine is a type of an amino acid. It is possible for you to find this amino acid in cream form and as a supplement. It has been identified that taking Lysine would give you the opportunity to prevent future outbreaks as well. In addition, you will be able to stay away from the frustration associated with future flare ups as well. The intensity of cold sore flare ups can be reduced by taking Lysine on a regular basis.

Reducing Stress: There is a strong relationship in between stress and cold sores. When you are stressed, there is a higher chance for cold sores to pop up. Therefore, you need to take necessary measures in order to reduce your stress levels in order to stay away from cold sores. Some of the things that you can do in order to minimize the stress levels include engaging in regular exercises and meditation.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is widely being grown in all parts of the world as a houseplant. The Aloe Vera gel has the ability to work as an effective remedy for cold sores. You just need to take out the gel from a fresh Aloe Vera leave and apply it on top of the cold sores. This will help you to minimize the inflammation and discomfort caused by cold sores as well. Most of the cosmetic products contain Aloe Vera as an active ingredient because of its ability to deliver amazing health benefits to your health.

Zinc Oxide: Zinc Oxide creams can also be used in order to get rid of cold sores. You will be able to find these creams in local drug stores. In addition, Zinc Oxide is being used as an active ingredient in some of the sunscreen products. Zinc Oxide can effectively reduce symptoms that are associated with cold sores such as soreness, itching and blistering. It can deliver quick results to you within 24 hours.

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