Cold sore remedies are much in demand today. The epidemic of cold sores is worldwide. Nearly 90% of the public now carries this type of herpes virus. About 65% of them will get one or more cold sores this year. Those folks do not need hype - they need really good cold sore remedies. Many cold sore remedies you buy in stores are mainly for comfort. They relieve your discomfort with oils and numbing agents such as lidocaine. And that is good. But, commercial cold sore remedies do little or nothing for getting rid of cold sores quickly. Your best choices are still the natural home remedies. Here are some cold sore remedies that are time-tested and proven highly effective for quickly eliminating your sores. Give them a try. They will work better than most commercial products. 1. GARLIC OIL. Garlic is an amazing cold sore remedy. Under a microscope, you can watch viruses flee from just the smell of it. Garlic also has the unique ability to pass right through the skin and attack the virus underneath. Put it on your feet and you will smell it on your breath in less than 30 minutes. Always use fresh cut or crushed garlic for best results. When it is not convenient, you can buy gel-caps at the vitamin store designed for internal use. Just nip the gel-cap and squeeze out the oil directly on your cold sores. If you take garlic internally, it will greatly boost the results of an external application. Plus, you will be more resistant to cold and flu virus too. 2. PEPPERMINT OIL. Mint is also very strong medicine for healing cold sores. It seems to stop cold sores immediately and heal them in short order. Yes, it smells a lot better than garlic too. The best way to obtain peppermint oil for safely applying directly to the sore is to buy peppermint gel-caps at the vitamin store. Then, like the garlic caps, you can cut them and apply the oil to the sore area. There is also available peppermint oil for aromatherapy use. This is extremely concentrated and can burn your skin. Get aromatherapy instructions and follow their directions for diluting it with olive oil. You can also mix garlic and peppermint oil for an exceptional topical cold sore remedy. 3. TEA BAGS. Applying heat to any sore will speed healing. This is true with open cold sores too. It brings a rush of healing blood to the scene. The best way to accomplish this is by using warm tea bags. Common black tea works great. Black tea with mint or lemon balm will work twice as fast. Caution. Never heat a tea bag directly in a microwave. Heat the water first, then use the hot water to heat the bag. The microwaves destroy most of the healing benefits of tea. 4. LYSINE. Lysine is one of the most effective and well-proven treatments you will find. No matter what other cold sore remedies you use, this should always be part of your plan. Lysine is a common protein found in dairy and fish. It works by reducing the amount of arginine in your cells. Arginine is the protein fraction needed by the herpes virus to create new viruses. If you stop the herpes replication process, you will prevent - or quickly eliminate - any cold sores. Lysine dramatically hinders this process. Folks start taking it the minute they feel an outbreak coming on. They continue to take it until the skin is again clear. Normal dosage during this time is 3000 milligrams per day. Lysine is quite safe. For example, a large serving of Flounder contains about 10,000 milligrams of lysine. For me, I prefer lysine capsules. They are cheap and very convenient to use. These are just a few of the most powerful cold sore remedies we know of today. Be sure to try them. You will enjoy great healing results and get your social life back fast using these top cold sore remedies.
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