Aromatherapy Treatment for Cold Sores
Some essential oils are excellent for local use and at the most effective treatment for cold sores. Particularly good are Bergamot Eucalyptus, Lavender Lemon and Tea Tree. these may be applied neat using just 1 drop on acotton bud ( swab) but may be better if diluted in a little alcohol for home use aspirate such as vodka will do very well add 5 drops of essential oil to 5 ml ( 1 tsp) of alcohol and dab on frequently. Neat Lavender oil maybe dabbed on a little latter to speed up healing.
Herbalism Treatment for Cold Sores
Local application of herbs are most effective when they are used in tincture from dabbed on to the colds ore frequently to dry and health area. Some of the best are Lavender ( Lavandualvera) Marigold( Calendula officinalis) Myrrh ( Commiphora molmol) Wild Indigo ( Baptisia tinctoria) and Witch Hazel ( Hamamelis virginana) Where the appearance of colds ores indicate soverallexhaustion the herb ST.JON's Waort ( Hypericum perforatum) is an excellent choice the tincture can by used locally as above and maybe taken internally as a calming restorative for then nervous system 20 drops 3 times a day. CAUTION: this herb increase sensitivity to sunlight so avoid prolonged exposure to strong bright sunshine while taking internally.
One of the most common predisposing factors is the ordinary cold hence the name but any respiratory infection can trigger an attack , as can being generally run-down. Extremes of temperature or exposure to strong sunshine are other possible causes. When an attack does occur small blisters come out on the lips or at the corner of the mouth. These form acrustand remain moist under meaty for up for up to 10 day sore so before drying out. They are highly infections during all the moist weeping stages.
Homeopathy Treatment for Cold Sores
For a first time eruption try one of the following remedies for up to 5 days at 30c potency if cold sores purist or recur see ahomeoptha. Natmur: for cold sores associated with a swelling of the lip possibly even causing a deep creak the sores forming several blister. Rhus tox: for when the corners of the mouth get sore and there is aburning sensation, the eruption may also spread out on to the chin and the remedy picture ten includes a redtop to the tongue as part of the overall symptoms.
Naturopathy Treatment for Cold Sores
A simple yet highly effective home remedy is to apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to the cold sore at the first signs of the problem ( since the zest contains the essential oil , there is an obvious connection with aromatherapy treatment). For a drying effect you may find good quality eau-de Cologne dabbed on and left to dry can be useful. It is often helpful to take a short course of a Vitamin B complex supplement backed up by zinc ( 10-15 mg) daily), and Vitamin C, (500 mg daily .) this is especially true when cold sores are recurring frequently, since these nutrients helps to boost the immune system generally a well as enhancing durability to cope with chronic stress.