Treating Cold Sores
How to Quickly and
Effectively Heal Cold Sores
Treating a cold sore effectively doesn't have to be a mystery.
You can feel it coming on!
Cold sores bring that uncomfortable tingling sensation you begin to
on your lip is unmistakable.
know that it's the start of another dreaded sore.
You've gone through this
First it gets red, then that itchy tingly area puffs
out into a big embarrassing sore.
For some reason you can't stop
checking yourself out in the mirror every chance you get.
Why, you wonder, does it have to happen me?
are caused by the herpes simplex virus. It's likely that
some relative of yours infected you when you were a child by kissing
you at a time when their herpes simplex was infectious.
The virus went right into your mouth and sought a hospitable host cell
that would let the virus move right in. The virus then "ordered" the
DNA in its host cell to make lots more viruses exactly like it.
For most of the time, these viruses are homebodies. They stay put, but
from time to time the virus family likes to take a little trip down the
nerve highways until it reaches the skin surface.
When this happens,
you start to feel that awful tingling sensation that signals the start
of another sore. That's the time take quick action in treating the cold
sore before it develops into a huge sore.
about treating cold sores.
If the sore isn't really bothersome, just leave it
alone. Make sure to keep the sore clean and dry. If necessary use an
OTC cold sore
If it becomes infected
- and this rarely happens - seek medical attention to make sure the
bacterial infection is properly treated.
Follow these steps to treat cold sores
Your trusty toothbrush can hold the herpes virus for days, reinfecting
you after the present sore heals.
Get rid of your toothbrush as soon as you start with a cold sore, and
after your cold sore has gone, replace your toothbrush for a second
time just in case.
Don't take any chances. Don't keep your toothbrush in the bathroom. A
nice wet toothbrush in a moist environment like your bathroom is a cozy
home for the herpes simplex virus.
Tubes Of Toothpaste: Toothpaste can transmit disease too,
so if you use smaller tubes, you'll be replacing your toothpaste more
With Petroleum Jelly:
Cover your cold sore with petroleum jelly. Be sure not to dip back into
the jelly with the same finger you used to touch your sore. It would be
better to use fresh cotton buds.
Zap it with
DermaSeptic: The DermaSeptic
Cold Sore treatment
devise transmits medication to kill the virus where it originates below
the surface of the skin. This is a relatively new technology
that has received great reviews.