Fighting Cold Sores from The Outside
A cold sore can be very embarrassing because it affects the most visible parts of the body such as lips, mouth, nostrils, eye lids, etc. During those 9 – 12 days in which the cold sore is present, it passes through various stages of developments. These stages can cause pain and swelling.
These blisters grow in size and then ultimately after the prolonged cycle they dry up. Care should be taken when a cold sore dry as it may leave a mark or a dark spot. These are some of the precautions which you can take to battle the herpes simplex virus from outside.
Affected part should be cleaned with an anti-bacterial agent and then later cleaned thoroughly with cotton. Itching, pain and swelling are three common stages of this bacteria during which you should resist the urge to itch or touch the affected part.
If you happen to touch it make sure that you clean your hand thoroughly with an anti – bacterial agent to prevent the spread to other parts of your body and to other people.
So, as we mentioned, the first thing you need to do is clean it up with anti – bacterial agent and then later apply Zinc or DMSO at the affected part. Protamine zinc will help you achieve a very fast recovery. Generally, it is estimated that protamine zinc speeds up the recovery process up to 30%.
DMSO is a very effective medication against blisters because it has the ability to penetrate the exposed cells and kill the bacteria. The herpes simplex virus is anaerobic in nature which means that it cannot survive in the presence of oxygen. DMSO is applied on alternate days and it is generally used to keep the cold sore from reoccurring.
Tooth paste when applied appropriately over the affected area can provide soothing comfort and relief from the pain. Toothpaste needs to be applied according to the age and the extent of blister formation. Many people have been using tooth paste on their face as a cold sore remedy because it contains compounds which provides a soothing effect and it also clears the area of the blister.
Plenty of exercise in the fresh air will make your body get much needed nascent oxygen which helps in killing unwanted bacteria inside your body. A healthy lifestyle is a prerequisite without which all these medications and lotions will be of no use. Proper food, dietary habits, reduced levels of smoking and drinking, etc are required to make the virus dormant.
Fighting Cold Sores – How to Use Toothpaste to Cure Cold Sores
Cold sores are a very common disease that spreads throughout the human population. This is a contagious disease and there are chances that you got this virus from contact with a person who is already suffering from it. Mostly, people of European and North American origin have this type of virus infection. Nearly 70% of the population of Australia suffer from this virus.
Ironically in this 20th generation where the assumption that nothing is impossible has been the mantra, we still do not have cure for this virus which has been tormenting our lips, eyelids, fingers, etc for so many years. Still research is being conducted in the United States of America where they have achieved a partial success rate but cannot guarantee complete removal of the virus from human body.
Scientists discovered a link between HSV – 1 and Alzheimer’s disease way back in 1979. This virus may attack lipoproteins which may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. A type of facial paralysis called as Bell`s palsy has also been linked to the presence of HSV – 1 virus and its reaction with the facial sensory nervous of the human body.
With these kinds of new and advanced research showing the links between the virus and other very dreadful diseases it is wise that people affected with this virus take all necessary precautions to fend of this dreadful virus.
Many people opt for costly medications and ointments which may or may not cure the person temporarily but there are cheap and effective everyday household items which will provide significant help in curing the disease. Toothpaste is one such item which if applied accordingly will give a cooling and numbing effect to the person.
Directions of applying toothpaste are as follows, washing the affected area first with anti-bacterial agent to sanitize it from germs and bacteria. Basically, you need to follow these three steps which are: sanitizing, disinfecting and ultimately applying toothpaste. In case you have difficulty in finding an effective anti – bacterial agent use those ointments which have alcohol content in them.
Next apply toothpaste over the affected area. Apply a reasonable amount of toothpaste on the cold sore. Gently press the applied toothpaste so that cold sore comes in contact with the toothpaste firmly. Leave the paste for approximately three days and wash it away.
For children it is best to contact a physician. After three days clean the affected area and blister should have disappeared by now. The affected area will form new skin and blisters will become crusts.
Toothpaste can be applied at any time when you feel irritation and itching at the affected area. Make sure that you don’t kiss you siblings or young children because toothpaste on your lip can cause their sensitive skin to burn slightly.
Of course, if you have an active cold sore you should not be kissing anyone, anyway. Try to avoid eating excessive junk food when you apply toothpaste. If you experience any side effects or excessive irritation, then contact your physician.
For more ideas on fighting cold sores, watch this video – Cold Sores | Oral Herpes | Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Treatment
This post is from the Cold Sore Free Forever Program. It is created by Derek Shepton. A 12-year cold sore sufferer herself, she will show you how she cured her cold sores permanently for life and threw away ALL those worthless and expensive creams and over-the-counter drugs!
To find out more about this program, visit her website – Cure Cold Sores Fast
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