Home Remedies for Cold Sores
or Fever Blisters
Let them blister days be over

Finally! You found these natural home remedies for cold sores, which means your cold sore problems are as good as solved. These very unwelcome party poopers are also called fever blisters and can really spoil your day or week, we know all about it

They always show up when they are least wanted, just before the photo shoot at school. Or right before the date with that really cute guy or girl you've been talking to for so long. Or that oh so important jpb interview...it's a-l-w-a-y-s the same

Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus. Unfortunately it is still incurable, so it will be in your system forever. However there are some useful things you can do to fight these outbreaks. These remedies have helped many

Don't let these nasty sores get the better of you

we'll do something about it, right now!

These hellish looking and feeling blisters on and around your lips or even your nose can really do a job on you? Although they should clear up in a week or two they are painful and ugly enough to look for something that soothes and speeds the healing up a bit

Easy, powerful home remedies for cold sores

that have proven to work

These home remedies for cold sores have been very helpful to millions of people. They were struggling with the same problems you are dealing with now, but have been saved. Sometimes even before these blisters popped out

Our effective and proven home remedies for cold sores are here to help you. You will find the remedy that gives you that relief and a running start in healing those un-blissful blisters. Maybe even crush a new outbreak right at the start when you feel that first frustrating tingle right on your lip

Most ingredients for these cold sore home remedies you probably already have in store somewhere in your kitchen or medicine cabinet. They are easy to apply and very powerful

Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Home remedies for cold sores


This is one of the most effective and natural home remedies for cold sores. First a small explanation

The underlying cause of cold sores is the Herpes Simplex virus and two amino acids in your body called arginine and lysine control the outbreak of cold sores. Arginine helps the herpes simplex virus to grow and to reproduce in your system, while lysine holds this back

Your body produces lysine itself but not enough so you also have to get it from a normal healthy diet

To fight the outbreak it seems very logical to help and raise the lysine level in your system. You can take lysine pills as prevention but when you feel a cold sore outbreak coming take 1500mg to 3000mg of lysine per day. The dosage depends largely on your weight. If you're not sure ask your doctor about the dosage


Lysine is considered harmless but if you have cardiovascular disease or problems with blood cholesterol and/or triglycerides, talk with your doctor first before taking it

Home Remedies for Cold Sores


Universally seen as one of the best and simplest home remedies for cold sores. It eases the pain and prevents the virus from spreading

Simply rub an ice cube directly on the cold sores or the place where a new one is developing. For some it works best to do this for a few minutes, and repeat it every 10 minutes for one hour. For others keeping it on there for as long as 45 minutes a time works best. See what works best for you

Home remedies for cold sores


Honey has antibacterial and antiviral properties so it can be one of the more effective home remedies for cold sores. Besides that it's also very simple to use and almost everybody has it in their kitchen

Simply apply the honey on the cold sores or on the place where you feel the tingling start of it (all sorts of honey seem to work, but the natural dark organic ones just a little better). Leave it on for two or three hours and then renew

Home remedies for cold sores

Tea (bags)

For this home remedy for cold sores you can use black or green tea bags (green seems to work a bit better). Tea is full of tannin, this is an astringent and relieves pain and helps healing

Put a hot soaked tea bag on the cold sores. Keep a bit of pressure on it as long as possible. Repeat this every hour

Tip: The herpes virus can not handle temperatures above 98.6 degrees F (37 degrees C). By applying heat to the area you create sort of an artificial fever. The heat will weaken the viral infection and help healing. For drying the area you might consider using a blow dryer on the lowest setting


Don't make me tell you to watch out with hot water or tea! Nobody wants their face or lips boiled

Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Tea tree oil & Oil of Oregano

Tea tree oil can reduce the painful healing time of cold sores by as much as a half. A combination of tea tree and oil of oregano works even faster as a cold sore remedy

Mix some oil of oregano and a little less tea tree oil on a cotton wool ball and dab them on to the cold sores. You can do this at any time in the process right from the first moment you feel one coming up

Do this two times a day. Try to be on it as soon as you feel the first tingling of a new blister

Tea Tree Caution 

Tea tree oil is a very potent substance and toxic when ingested, so be careful NEVER to swallow tea tree oil!

Also DO NOT use tea tree oil on children; and when you are pregnant or a nursing mom also DO NOT use it!

Home remedies for cold sores

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera seems to be one of those magical plants that will take a shot at any ailment. Same with fever blisters, aloe relieves you of the pain and shortens the healing period

Best is to apply fresh aloe juice from a plant but not everybody has one in their backyard. For everybody else apply aloe vera gel with the highest concentration. This definitely will shorten the time you're suffering from these nasty sores…if you even develop them at all after using it when you feel one coming up

What are cold sores
and why do they even exist?

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus. If you have it in your system, you probably got it already at a very young age. Most people get it in their preschool years. You most likely get it from close contact with an infected person or even from a kiss by someone who has the virus. Unfortunately it is still incurable, so it will be in your system for ever

How much an outbreak will affect you or how many outbreaks of cold sores you will have depends on a few things

The First is how well your immune system is able to control the infectionThe second is how long you had the infection. Over time you get less and less outbreaks

The virus is in your system and takes a nap until it decides to cause an outbreak. Although not every body who has the virus gets cold sores

The Herpes Simplex-1 virus is in your system and takes a nap until it decides to cause an outbreak of cold sores. They show up on or around the lips and/or nose

The exact reasons why an outbreak of cold sores occurs are not yet exactly known. But there are some conditions that seem to be connected to a cold sore outbreak

A cold, a fever or the fluUV (ultraviolet radiation) which is exposure to the sunStressChanges in your immune systemA trauma or damage to the skinSometimes there is simply no real reason why an outbreaks occurs

No matter when, why and how they pop up, they just did with you and now you badly need some serious home remedies for cold sores

Final note

Remember that all people are individuals and all cases are different. What works for one might not work for another. So don't despair if a home remedy doesn't immediately work for you, you can try another one probably with more success

Herpes simplex 1 and its cold sores can be a serious condition. However, cold sores generally take 10 to 14 days to heal by themselves. But if they last longer, or you get them more frequently, even after trying one or some of these home remedies for cold sores, you should contact your doctor

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