Great tips on helping to banish cold sores ASAP so you can get back to your old self again.
Take 1,000-3,000 milligrams of lysine capsules. Also eat alot of dairy products which they contain high amounts of lysine. Lysine is a protein that relpaces the building block of a herpes virus preventing the cell from cloning the virus.
Aplly ice as soon as you feel the tingle or itch that typically is felt before sore pops up. keep the area from getting warm and moist b/c that is the kind of environment that the sore thrives in.
Don't eat anything acidic such as tomatoes, soda, or oranges. Following this rule could cut your cold sores lifespan in half.
Zinc, garlic, and olive oil can help heal a cold sore. Be careful with zinc supplements though b/c they can be dangerous in large amounts.
Keep stress level down as much as possible. Stress can trigger and outbreak and so can other sicknesses. Go get a massage, take a hot bath, and practice breathing in and out to minimize stress and the severity of an outbreak.
DO NOT TAN. If you tan alot or work in the sun without suncreen that could be your biggest problem. Use spray tan or fake tanner sun is the worst thing for cold sores.
Use a petroleum based antibiotic cream such as neosporin to seal in virus and prvent infection. Aplly with Q-tip virus can spread to other parts of your body through your hands. never pick or scratch area the sore will multiply.
An anti-viral cream such as Zovirax which contains aciclovir an important active ingredient in healing cold sores. Put it on as early in the stage of a cold sore that you can it can also help existing cold sores, but the earlier the better.
Go to a health food store and buy and immune building supplement or drink. One example is VIREXIN but a worker will help you find one of many great all-natural immune boosters which can help tremendously build up your body to expose and attack the virus.
Dab tea tree oil on the sore once again using a Q-tip.