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How to Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast!

Updated on February 4, 2015

An Experiment That Amazed

I really would like to share this information with you because it is, quite literally, amazing to me! My wife has suffered from cold sores for a very long time and they tend to appear around her mouth and nose on random occasions. Obviously, as anyone who suffers from them knows, they can be very unwelcome as they tend to be very noticeable and difficult to hide. Also, they usually stick around for days making social engagements awkward and unpleasant. She has always turned to over-the-counter, as well as prescribed medication, that seemed to have only limited benefits. It was hard to tell if the medication was really doing much at all or if the cold sores were just naturally healing after a week or so. Regardless, she stuck to this routine for years as there did not seem to be any other viable options. Fortunately, there was an option out there waiting to be discovered... by sheer chance in our case.

One day, she was particularly annoyed by some cold sores that popped up that were exceptionally noticeable. At that point, I thought about the oil of oregano that I had been using to help prevent colds at the first sign of symptoms. A friend had recently told me about all the benefits of oil of oregano, (an extract from the wild oregano plant) which intrigued me. Basically, it is an effective antiseptic, which kills viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungus and has been used in Europe for its medicinal properties for quite some time. Personally, I always prefer natural cures when possible, especially if they do a better job than the pharmaceutical version. So I decided to conduct a little experiment even though my wife was not very enthusiastic. I proposed trying the oil of oregano directly on the cold sores, however she did not like the odor of it, (it's quite strong actually) and was generally pretty skeptical of this unscientific approach. It wasn't an easy sell!

After some convincing, she allowed to place a drop of the oil directly on the cold sores and she basically just let it sit there for as long as possible. When she woke up the next morning we were both completely shocked. The experiment proved to be highly successful, the cold sores had dried up and all but disappeared. Needless to say I was pretty proud of myself, even though it was just a shot in the dark that happened to work out really well. Since then, we have repeated the treatment several times with new cold sores and it works every time, usually in 24 to 48 hours. It feels like quite an important discovery that everyone should know about so I decided to share it. Based on some research I've done, it seems that this works for others as well, which is very promising news!

The How To

Now I do not know for sure that it will work for everyone, but I think it's definitely worth trying based on what I have seen with my own eyes. It definitely outperformed the pharmaceutical options by a wide margin, and as a bonus, it is way more cost effective in addition to being 100% derived from a natural source. You should use oil of oregano with a minimum of 75%-80% carvacrol, one of the key components giving it its amazing healing properties. Be careful not to get it in your nasal passages when applying it as it is very strong, and will cause a burning sensation. It is safe to take a few drops orally, so do not worry about getting it in your mouth. It does however taste very strong and will create a burning sensation in you mouth similar to consuming hot peppers. Oil of oregano usually comes in a small bottle with a little eye dropper than you can use to apply it with. You can try a few treatments on the cold sore, reapplying after an hour so to make it as effective as possible. I really hope that you found this information useful, and that it will make a huge difference in how quickly you recover from your next cold sore outbreak. Good luck, and please let me know if this works for you!


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      Johnny 3 years ago

      Hate to be the first one to comment on my own posting, however a family member just tried this and said it worked I am convinced that this is the way to go when treating cold sores.