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Best Medicines For Cold Sores – Products That Work

Posted on April 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

It has been acknowledged that over 50 million people suffer from cold sore during any given year. A fever blister sticks around for few weeks and it is usually accompanied by discomfort and feelings of embarrassment. Definitely, when you think of getting rid of cold sore some questions will arise in your mind like what is the best medicine for cold sores?

Besides home remedies for fever blisters, there are some medications, which are helpful in effectively healing this awful virus. You will not be completely cured using these medications because the cold sore virus is incurable at the moment. The two best cold sore medications that work are as follows:

  • Novartis Company has produced Denavir cream, used to cure these sores. It is a FDA approved medication. You will need to apply it on effected area every 2 hours, for 4 days. You will need to follow some precautionary measures while applying it on the affected area as the herpes virus can spread easily. Put the cream on your finger, apply it to the blister and then wash your hands immediately so that you do not spread the virus to other parts of your body or other people. It effectively reduces the pain caused by cold mouth sore. Denavir cream has an active ingredient peniciclover, which helps in reducing the potency of the virus and therefore your sore will stick around for less time. Once you feel itching or tingling, apply the cream as soon as possible. It might cause some side effects in certain people like skin flushing, skin dryness or allergy.
  • Another FDA-approved prescription medication is Zovirax. In order to fight with herpes simplex virus, you will need to take 4-6 tablets of Zovirax, a day. You can also use Zovirax cream 5 times a day, for 5 days, by following the same precautions as you did for Denavir cream. It will not only help you to fight against cold mouth sores, but also be helpful in healing as well.

The Quick Treatment For A Cold Sore That Works!

Posted on April 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

The sores caused by herpes simplex type 1 are really unsightly, painful and itchy. A quick treatment is what you need if you want to get rid of those unwanted sores – and there are many ways you can treat these sores, be it medical or a simple home remedy.

Being the product of the virus replication, these sores are best treated with medication that can inhibit that particular metabolic activity of the virus. This is exactly what the FDA approved drugs do. When the virus replication is inhibited, chances are, the duration of the sore outbreak is shortened, the number of outbreaks is minimized and the symptoms are relieved. Examples of these drugs are Denavir, Zovirax, Famvir and Valtrex, all of which are derivatives of Acyclovir.

You can also take 2000-3000 mg of Lysine supplements on a daily basis. Lysine is an amino acid that can hinder the metabolic activities of the virus. Aside from that, you can apply cream to your sores to block the outbreak and to ease the pain and itch. The most commonly heard of cream is Abreva.

Even at home, you can find a quick treatment for a cold sore. Doing a cold compress will help you in preventing too much swelling and redness. You can use ice cube to put on your sores for several minutes, and repeat this step for an hour in ten minute intervals. A compress using tea bags is also effective because tea contains tannic acid which has antiviral effects. On the other hand, you can apply extracts from herbs like sage and peppermint. These herbs have natural antiviral properties which work well with these sores.

It is not really that hard to find a quick treatment for a cold sore. You can use any of those mentioned above to get rid of those embarrassing sores. And you should remember to keep watch on the factors that can stimulate an outbreak. These sores are treated but the virus is not, that is why an outbreak is highly likely to recur again in the future.

Natural and Alternative Remidies For Cold Sores

Posted on April 14, 2018 in Uncategorized


My son, 42, has been under a lot of stress and has collapsed twice. Recently he picked up a virus from his wife, who had a cold sore. His gums swelled and the inside of his mouth cracked. His food had to be liquidised. Can you suggest anything?


Last August I was trekking just west of Tibet with a group of patients. It was strenuous but thoroughly enjoyable. Just after finishing the trek, three of us broke out in had cold sores, with symptoms of blisters, pain and extreme soreness to the touch and when brushing our teeth. Eating and drinking were difficult.

I didn’t have any antiviral or other remedies to apply, as I hadn’t expected this to happen, and we were four days away from the nearest chemist. So we went through the entire ordeal and let the sores heal themselves, with just extra vitamins and minerals (Dr Ali’s Multivitamin and Mineral, plus hot compresses (cotton wool doused in hot salty water) in the evenings.

The cold sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses (HSV), which can enter the skin or oral mucosa (lining of the mouth) through an abrasion. The virus begins to multiply in the dermis and epidermis (layers of tissue just under the skin’s surface), then spreads to the nerve roots and travels along to the cluster of nerve cells, called the ganglia. The viral cells love h here and start to multiply in earnest” so the colony spreads down other roots on is way back to the skin. This is how new blisters appear in the neighbourhood of the original site of infection.

The HSV can lie dormant in the nerve tissue for years, causing no symptoms until h is activated again if the person’s immune system is weak and run down due to mental, emotional or physical stress. Cold weather can also provoke sores, as extreme cold also puts a strain on the body because it has to generate a lot of heat and energy.

Although an antiviral drug such as Zovirax can be useful, it is always advisable to help your body’s own healing power to combat a viral invasion. The following tips should help your son overcome the current problem, but if anyone is prone to cold sores, prevention must always be the best policy.


Eat plenty of fruit (non-citrus) and vegetables, preferably organic, as raw food helps to nourish the body. Drink freshly made carrot, apple, celery and ginger juice. Avoid alcohol, coffee and yeast products, which tend to run you down.


Take one teaspoonful of Amla Sada daily for one month: this paste is made of an Asian fruit called amla containing the highest concentration of vitamin C in any fruit. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which absorbs the damaging oxygen-free radical molecules involved in oxidative stress (thus antioxidant), and helps support the immune system.

As soon as the blisters appear:

Apply a topical antiviral cream such as Zovirax. Also rub on Skin Oil, blend of natural oils with antiviral and antibacterial properties. Rub a drop of the oil gently on the blisters with your index finger twice a day, until the oil is absorbed. Continue even when the blister ruptures. If the blisters are too painful to touch, apply a drop of neat clove oil (widely available) to each, during the day and at bedtime.

Take Khamira Gawzaban Ambari, 1/2 teaspoonful daily for 15 days. This old ayurvedic formulation contains natural products that help to boost the body’s defence system and provide energy, which will help

your son in particular.


Your son should also try to have a neck and shoulder massage, once or twice a week for six weeks. The fatigue may have restricted blood flow to the brain, which could be the reason he collapsed. Improved blood flow to the brain will help to energise him.