Home Cure Ideas to Get Rid of Cold Sores
If you are struggling with a lip or facial sore, you look up for all kinds of treatments. Not forgetting that friends and colleagues will keep offering you all sorts of remedies. There are several home treatments you could try out in order to treat your sore and most people have seen good results from them.
The first one is using Preparation H. The original use of this ointment is for treatment of hemorrhoid discomforts. Treatment of sores with can be a secondary use of this ointment. It is applied on the spot that itches or tingles to show a sign of a forming sore. It’s more of preventive course. If you catch the sore in time before it blows up, it may never form. The ointment works by curbing inflammation and irritation.
Earwax is an interesting and unconventional method. To prevent the sore from growing, rub earwax on that tingly spot immediately .
Nail polish remover is another effective method. It has a stinging effect though. Apply it on the already formed sore. Let it sit on the sore for a few minutes before applying an anti-bacterial ointment. Carry on with the exercise a few times daily till the sore disappears.
Tea bags is another effective remedy. Apply the tea bag to an already existing sore for a few minutes. Afterwards apply eucalyptus oil on it a couple of times daily.
Another way to treat sores is by using alcohol-based home products. A big number of people confirm the effectiveness of using rubbing alcohol on blisters. Apart from rubbing alcohol, other products that have alcohol as an ingredient can be used like aftershave, mouthwash, and hand sanitizers.
Useof garlic is good for already developed blisters. Just take a garlic clove and rub it on the sore for a few minutes. Garlic has antiviral and antibiotic properties. You can also crush the garlic into a paste for easier application.
Instant coffee is another remedy. It’s an age-old remedy since early 1970’s. Crush Instant coffee granules mix with water to form a paste and then put it on the sore. You should note however that, only instant coffee dried granules work and not the common ground coffee. Note however that the popular ground coffee cannot work, only dried granules of instant coffee can be used.
You can also deodorant to prevent a sore from breaking out. Apply regular white deodorant on an itchy or tingling spot where the sore wants to form. The deodorant behaves like an astringent thereby drying up the sore.
There are a number of remedies for sores that work so if you are looking for a fast cure to a sore, give any of these a try.