Cold Sores Remedy – Increase Intake of Alkaline Foods
Herpes simplex virus is a common disease amongst the developed world. Asians have much more resistance to this disease than people from North America. People suffering from this virus need to keep themselves sanitized so that they avoid spreading the disease to others.
Statistics say that almost 90% of the world population is affected by this virus. Mostly visible blisters appear near the lips, neck, ear, eye lids, fingertips, toe, etc. There are two types of this virus, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 virus affects the body above the waistline and type 2 virus affects the body below the waistline.
It can affect a new-born baby, retina, eye lids, can make your face palsy (paralytic). It can interfere with the nervous system of your brain, eat away proteins thus creating imbalance and wrong information transmission leading to Alzheimer’s, etc.
If an AIDS patient gets this virus then it may lead to very serious complications. Many people do not understand the warning signs given out by this virus thereby allowing the virus to form visible blisters.
Alkaline food can protect you from many diseases and can increase the immune response of the body. There are many reasons for the virus attacks such as a weak immune system, unhealthy lifestyle, lower levels of oxygen inside the body, acidity (pH below 7), etc.
Alkalinity of the body should be maintained at any cost because acidity will make your body susceptible to diseases. A balanced diet which contains acidic and alkaline food is best for the body.
Acidic foods are also useful to avoid certain kinds of diseases but anything more than the normal can play havoc. Fruits and vegetables should be your ideal choice. Vegetables and fruits which contain vitamins, enzymes, minerals, water, fibre, importantly antioxidants, etc should be consumed.
You might not be able to get all these essential dietary requirements in one day, but you can plan out a course of diet with your nutritionist who can help you chart out the diet plan. Alkaline foods should be 75% of your meal and also don’t forget to include some essential fruits which could restore your energy.
Cold Sores Remedy – Is DMSO the New Cold Sores Remedy?
Around 70% of Australian adults suffer from Cold sores. HSV 1 is the virus responsible for creating cold sores. People affected by this virus should take adequate precautions during visible infection.
Some of the common symptoms which may trigger the cold sore are sun exposure, fatigue, menstruation, fever, common cold, skin related diseases, etc. These are just some of the symptoms which can trigger cold sores but there are many other reasons which are responsible.
Some of the drugs used to treat cold sores are cimetidine, probenecid, non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs, etc. These drugs are known to reduce the inflammation and also provide some soothing comfort to the patients.
There are naturally available products which can treat the core sold virus such as Redoxon, Lysine, Aloe Vera, Lemon balm, etc. Some of the tropical medications are Docosanol marketed under the name of Abreva, tromantadine, Zilactin, lipactin, etc.
These are some of the tropical medications which might help you in recovering from the pain and eradicating or removing the blister from your face. Some of these medications are taken orally and others are applied as a gel on the infected part. It is always recommended that you consult your doctor for advice.
DMSO or dimethyl sulfoxide is known to cure herpes simplex virus. DMSO is helpful in treating inflammation, scleroderma and interstitial cystitis. For directions regarding its usage please take advice from your doctor. This solvent is known to permeate the living tissue and stimulate cellular process.
DMSO helps to block pain, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, kill fungi, neutralize free radicals, improve blood circulation, reduce blood clotting, simulate the immune system, etc. For general usage many people use 70% concentrated solution. There are many publications, books and journals which explain in detail about DMSO.
There are certain steps which you need to take before applying DMSO on the visible infection. First the visibly infected part should be cleaned with soap or an anti-bacterial agent. Use cotton to clean the infected part and dispose of the cotton in a very hygienic manner.
Contact with the sore should be minimal because it can possibly spread, and it is also unhygienic. After sanitizing the sore clean it up with an anti-bacterial agent and lukewarm water.
Alternatively, you can use any anti-bacterial agent which contains alcohol to disinfect the sore. DMSO is unpleasant to smell and can cause you irritation, in such cases it is recommended to use scented DMSO with Aloe Vera.
To find out more about cold sores remedy, watch this video – 10 Most Effective Natural Home Remedies for Cold Sores
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 – Cold Sores Remedy