Wow I did not know this fact about cold sores >> “Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus.”
So this was a request from my beautiful reader 🙂 And here it is.
“I get a cold sore at least once a year, and they are the grossest things ever !!! Ive tried all the name brand store treatments that say it reduces the way it looks in 24 hours and well…..THATS A LIE !! Any ideas on how to prevent those ugly things or make them disappear as fast as they came???? “
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I always got them whenever I went India, so yes I have the experience. So far I only used ice cubes to treat them but that’s not good enough and I just found that out. There are so many other, better ways 🙂 Check them out…
What causes it?
Too much exposure in sun
First of all AVOID salty and acidic foods as they can aggravate the cold sores and make them painful.
1. Dab some tea tree oil on the cold sore with a cotton. It should disappear in 2-3 days. Dab it a few times in a day and before going to sleep.
2. Place a damp tea bag on your cold sore. I would suggest green tea and keep it on for 1-2 mins. Don’t wash it off after that.
3. You can also dab some coconut oil or lavender essential oil.
You can prevent them by using lip balms that has some SPF in it. I use Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lip Balm.
It is the SOFTEST and the most gorgeous lip balm ever. It isn’t that expensive and it has SPF of 15.
You should take care you don’t pass it on to someone because it is very contagious as it is a virus.
I hope you found your way out of those painful sores 🙁 I know how it feels.