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Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 31•12

A hundred years ago herbs were not only used in cooking, but were the basic ingredient in most health remedies used to treat common aliments. The herb were planted in the spring and dried in the fall, to be handy for the up coming year. Perhaps using home remedies was found to be the more prudent way to treat illness, than a costly trip to the doctor. Home remedies were used to treat illnesses such as colds, stomach aches, muscle pain, and more.

Most home remedies included medicinal herbs. The herbs were combined into concoctions, and by trail and error remedies were developed. The Tried and true remedies were used and shared with family, and friends. Many of these old remedies have survived, and are still used today. The common cold was one such illness that was frequently treated with a variety of old home remedies.

Below are some old tried and true remedies to aid with comforting the common cold.

1. To help sooth a sore throat: Sage mixed with a bit of Alum

1/2 tea dried Sage, a pinch of Alum mixed in a warm 6 oz glass of water. Gargle several times every few hours.

2. Mix 2 tab. Molasses into a cup of chamomile tea. This drink can be given at night to sooth one off to sleep with a sweet tea. The chamomile is also soothing on the stomach, and aids to promote sleep.

3. Sassafras tea is also great it aid in diminishing fever, and soothing ones throat.

4. Cold Eeze Lozenges. These are an all natural lozenges that are made with Zinc. Studies show the zinc will help reduce the length and severity of a cold. These wonderful lozenges can be purchased at most drug stores or health food stores.

4. Homemade chicken soup. Helps with congestion, and is thought to be an all around good cold remedy. (See great recipe below)

5. The wonderful Hot Toddy. Mix piping hot water to a cup, 1/2 shot of whiskey, and 1 tea spoon lemon juice, 1 tea spoon honey, mix well. The Alcohol has an anti-inflammatory effect on mucous membranes. Also said to reduce fever, and relieve muscle aches.

6. Garlic and warm milk. 1 good size glove of garlic crushed and mixed in 1 cup of warm milk. This concoction is said to shorten the duration of a cold. An active compound in garlic, allicin, is known to be a good decongestant. Garlic is also known to have potent antioxidant properties, so it couldn't hurt.

7. Vitamin C. Eat foods that are high in vitamin C. Studies show taking vitamin C will shorten the length of a cold.

8. Echinacea, the Chinese have been using Echinacea for centuries for its strong antibiotic properties. World Health Organization also supports use of Echinacea for use to shorten the common cold.

9. Cough syrup can be made very easily in your own kitchen. Slowly boil a lemon with its skin on for about 8 minutes. Cut the lemon in two parts and squeeze the juice with the use of a squeezer. Add the lemon juice to a glass. Mix in two tablespoonfuls of glycerin, (purchase glycerin at your local drug store or health food store.). Stir lemon juice and glycerin together. Add 1 tablespoonful of honey. This cough syrup will real ease a sore throat.

9. Feed a cold; starve a fever. There is a theory that eating less during a cold may shorten the duration of the cold. However, nutritionists strongly disagree with this theory, because the body that is stricken with a cold needs more nutrients, to aid in fighting off illness.

10. Breathe steam. Steam does help liquefy and loosens mucus. This mucus helps clear airways, and can decrease nasal congestion.

11. The Old fashioned mustard plaster helps relieve chest congestion. To prepare 1 tablespoon dry mustard, 1/4 cup flour lukewarm water. Sift together mustard and flour in a bowl. Slowly add just enough water to make a paste. Spread the plaster on a piece of muslin that is big enough to cover the chest. Cover with another piece of muslin. Like a sandwich, put over chest. Check chest in 5 minutes for any signs of allergic reaction. Remove if skin is showing hives or deep redness. Skin will be a little pink. Leave on 1/2 hour; remove plaster with tepid water.

12. Homemade chicken soup. Helps with congestion, and is thought to be an all around good cold remedy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a remedy for a hot toddy?
    I am so stuffy and eyes are burning. I have to breath through my mount I want this cold gone. Does any one have a remedy for a hot toddy?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean a recipe? Hot toddy's are hot tea, lemon, honey and whiskey (or other alcohol of choice).
      Try a Neti pot. It will really help.

      http://www.yatan-ayur.com.au/neti_pots.htm

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to make a hot toddy?
    I've been told that for a cold a hot toddy is a good remedy, but I haven't a clue how to make one and I can't find my bartender's bible. HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      a "hot toddy" is a group of drinks, not one single recipe: anything that uses a hot, non-alcoholic base (like tea or cider) plus alcohol (typically rum, but can be anything really); sweeteners (sugar, honey, molasses) and spices are really optional.

      One recipe is: 1 cup hot apple cider, 2 oz rum, 1/2 teaspoon sugar or honey, a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. Float an orange slice in it, and enjoy!

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone a have a recipe for a hot toddy?
    I am sick and want to knock this cold out any remedy's for a good old fashion hot toddy?

    • ANSWER:
      LMAO, libbyami!

      1 oz (2 tablespoons) bourbon
      1 tablespoon mild honey
      2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
      1/4 cup boiling-hot water

      Put bourbon, honey, and lemon juice in a 6-ounce mug. Top off with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the purpose of Alcohol in a Hot Tottie?
    I'm sick with a nasal cold and looking for remedies other than the over the counter medicines which aren't helping much. I know about hot totties and how to make them so I'm considering making myself one. I just want to know what is the purpose of the alcohol in hot totties. as in what cold symptoms does it ease? Also does it matter what kind of alcohol you use?

    (Also a little less important, but I'm just curious, is it hot tottie or hot toddy)

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol makes your blood vessels larger and so it relieves all sorts of breathing and blood circulation problems. The best alcohol to drink is vodka because it's hypoallergenic.

  5. QUESTION:
    cold remedies......................?
    i justr had a hot toddy and i dont drink . the whiskey is getting me drunk .

    os this the best remedy to get rid of a cold?

    • ANSWER:
      That and a good nights sleep.
      Off to bed NOW ... keep warm.
      Let's hope you feel better tomorrow.

  6. QUESTION:
    Quickest way to get rid of a bad cold? Heeelp!?
    I am in bed with a very bad cold which came on late Friday night. I have been taking vitamin C, I had several hot toddy's last nigh and I am taking sudafed tablets to try to ease the congestion (unsuccessfully).

    I am staying away from work today, but I need to go in tomorrow afternoon if possible.
    What is the best thing I can do to try and get rid of the cold symptoms as quickly as possible so that I can get to work? I have even tried a remedy I saw on the internet, swallowing raw chopped garlic and ginger with water this morning. Is there anything else I could be doing? Heeeelp!

    • ANSWER:
      Poor baby ;-) I use the following and it always works...
      two measures of rough cheap scotch whisky blend (bells, grouse etc.)
      1xheaped teaspoon of honey
      1xjuice of half a lemon (or lime)
      1xone heaped teaspoon brown sugar
      put all in a glass, stir vigourously while pouring on boiling water
      sip until finished,
      do it again,
      go to bed
      sweat all night, wake up and have a shower,
      go to work.
      Good luck


Hot And Cold Treatment

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 31•12

One of the most complex forms of illnesses is the migraine headache pain. In fact, this condition is very common as it does not only triggers adults, but teenagers and children as well. Although unpleasant, headache pain is basically regarded as a normal part of a person's daily life. Since headache pain is among the top reasons for medical appointments to doctors and physicians today, it only proves that there is really nothing more typical on this type of illness.

The major causes of headache pain vary from the different cases of headache. Among the top factors that trigger headache pain are viruses, bio-chemicals, hormones, and bacteria. Genetics also has something to do with a person's susceptibility to headache pains. People with low levels of serotonin are more likely to suffer from headache. Serotonin is the neuro-chemical that protects an individual from pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    my horse has hock arthritis after i ride her should i use hot or cold treatment?
    my horse has hock arthritis, so her bones need to fuse. my vet said i should continue to ride her. after i ride i want to either ice or heat her hock. but i dont know weather i should use cold or hot treatment and for how long? i have also been looking at magnetic hock wraps( if you have ever tried using magnetic therapy on your horse please let me know your results) ?????

    • ANSWER:
      I am around jumpers and dressage horses all the time that have the problem that you are refering to. The best thing that I think you can do the hock magnetic wraps, this will increase blood circulation flow to the area that is being affected helping to stop damage. I have had jumpers with bowed tendons this has helped, because it keeps swelling way down. What I would HIGHLY! reccomend is getting you horses Hocks Injected with somekind of Hyaluronic Acid injection. Legend and Adequan works wonders for some of my friends jumpers that have this and it can injected directly into the hock, but you need to get them once about every two months or so depending on the severity of the case. I would do this because it will cause instant relief to your horse as long as they are on it. You can also try cold hosing it and bute to help relieve swelling, I know that they make hock ice wraps and they help as well, you can leave them on for 15-20 mins at a time. I hope that all of this information helps you!

  2. QUESTION:
    What's with the hot-cold treatment????
    What's the deal with guys who act like they are into you...even asking favors, but when it's time to?
    do something he promised you (at 4pm today) he can't produce it (and it's 9 now!).
    He acts like I'm not suppose to flirt with other guys and like he digs my attention. But he was suppose to come over here tonight and he stood me up...again. He has been over here many times, but lately he's been acting like this.
    What's with the hot-cold treatment????

    • ANSWER:
      God I'm sorry to hear that. My boyfriend has done that sh*t to me before, I mean stood me up, and I brake up with him and then I didn't talk to him for three weeks until he called to apologize. Hopefully he learned from it because he hasn't done it again since that time.
      I don't know if you have ever read that book, "He's just not that into you," or not, but you should. I think that it would say in there that if a guy is standing you up that he's just not that into you. If he really cared then he would have showed up or at least called.
      I don't know, like you have been saying maybe he was just tired from working those two jobs and decided to stay at home to get some rest or something instead. That is a possibility.
      Hang in there, keep your head up girl.

  3. QUESTION:
    why is her fiance giving her the hot cold treatment?
    my best friend is engaged and recently came to me for advice. lately every so often (like once a week or so) he says rude things and acts like he doesn't care and gives her the silent treatment. like she told him she was scared about the country going into a depression and he said, "i dont give a shit. you're overreacting. stop talking about something that isnt here." she told him not to be so rude and he ignored her the entire time then said, "you're annoying the shit out of me. shut up please." he acts like a five year old throwing a tantrum. she said he only does it lately. she said she asked him why and asked if he still wants to be with her and he says, "wow you're taking this way far. you're overreacting. of course i still want to be with you." then later he says sorry for being rude and kisses her and waits on her hand and foot to make up with her.

    why is he being this way?

    • ANSWER:
      because he's a mean and manipulative person. If she marries him, the abuse will only get worse and he'll continue to blame her for his being abusive. Run as fast as she can.

  4. QUESTION:
    why do potatoes sprout quicker when given a hot and cold treatment?
    i have done a trial with potato tubers, i stored them at 3 degrees C, for 24 hour and then stored them at 25 degrees C for 24 hours. i repeated this process a further 3 times. they started sprouting prolifically when compared to other treatments i used.

    can anyone explain to me why? is it because the tuber believes it is time to break dormancy because of the temperature fluctuations?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    What is a hot and cold treatment? well i know the cold is ice but the hot is what?
    This is dealing with sexual pleasures. Just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      Hot is your spit ahaha just kidding....HOT as in warm???....welp, i would say there's a lubricant that once you rub on yourself it gets hot (keep rubbing though). I believe it's KY. oooorrrrr,....warm water shooting right on the clit.....it's a good orgasm.

  6. QUESTION:
    Hot or cold treatment or both?
    I played football last Saturday for 90 minutes and it was a mistake. I swim and cycle but hadn't run for ages. So I spent most of the next week with aching stiff legs. Yesterday I thought I had recovered enough to play again-big mistake, after 10 minutes the pain was too much in my thighs and I had to stop. Went for a gentle swim instead.

    Last night I put a bag of peas on my left thigh for 15 minutes. I have heard that alternating cold and hot treatments can speed recovery-anybody know anything about this? Or should I just stick to my bag of peas?

    • ANSWER:
      After an injury you should apply ice to it right away. But after 15 mins, the cold will due no good. As for hot and cold treatments, the cold is proven to work. As for the hot, I have no idea, I assume it is just to relax muscles. One way to speed recovery though is to rest and let your body recover. Also eat more and more fruit and vegetables; also some good protein. It will make your body overall feel more refreshed, and it also cuts down the likeness of an injury again next time. I would recommend stretching before playing football. It may look silly, but believe me it will help you in the long run. Your muscles need to be stretched out before extreme exercise, and also after any sport, a hot shower will relax muscles and relieve some pain.

      For the hot and cold treatment--might as well try it, either way your still getting the cold treatment. So its going to give you the same recovery, if the heat works, twice that than normally. So why not give it a shot?

  7. QUESTION:
    Why is this girl toying with me and giving me the hot-cold treatment (18+, pls)?
    I dated this girl a year ago, and I really liked her a lot, I thought we had potential and thought it was actually going somewhere -- but she showed less and less interest, started hanging out with other guys, and kind of let the whole thing between us fizzle out. But then every once in a while she AIM's me or texts me or even calls me out of the blue after weeks or months of not having heard from her and she acts totally interested in me and my life, but then once I take her bait and reply to her and get a conversation going for a bit, she basically just cuts me off again and stops the AIM session rudely without even saying "I gotta go, ttyl" whatever. It's basically the AIM equivalent of hanging up on me. Then I wont hear from her for weeks or months and I just assume that I'll never hear from her again, and then out of the blue she'll contact me again acting totally interested. And she keeps doing this repeatedly, and I'm dumb enough to keep taking the bait. Why is she doing this?
    p.s., every time I talk to her I hear that she is dating some new guy. Is she just a player?
    But I dont think she's a slut, cuz she is a "good Christian girl." When we dated, we never had sex, so I somehow dont think she's sleeping with these other guys, either.

    • ANSWER:
      Dude, I hate to say it but she is doing it because you're letting her. She knows that she can get away with treating you like dirt. She'll probably continue to do this whenever she feels bored or needs to be reassured that she's desirable. You don't deserve that man, cut her loose. Don't respond to her.

  8. QUESTION:
    Will hot and cold treatment assist in the speed of nerve damage?

    • ANSWER:
      What does that mean?

  9. QUESTION:
    hot and cold treatment?
    what is the theory behind hot and cold treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Combined with compression, cold can produce dramatic drops in tissue swelling, because cold initially constricts the walls of blood vessels and compression restricts the amount of blood which can reach an injured body part (another therapeutic intervention, elevation, helps to 'drain' a damaged body region of excess fluid). Studies show that cold produces large decreases in oedema (swelling) and better reduction in discomfort, compared to heating.
      Increased blood flow occurs in heated parts of the body because heat tends to relax the walls of blood vessels. That's one reason why sports doctors recommend that you steer clear of the practice of heating up already inflamed joints. Heat appears to be best for untightening muscles and increasing overall flexibility; the proper tissue temperature for vigorous heating is probably 104 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (40 to 45 degrees Celsius) and the correct duration of temperature elevation is about five to 30 minutes. Although heating can reduce muscle spasms after a back injury, heat should not be used on sprained ankles or strained

  10. QUESTION:
    Advice please - boyfriend blowing hot and cold.?
    I have just split up with a guy that I love because he was blowing really hot and cold. We live in different cities. He has just got divorced and I met him about 3 months after the divorce was finalised. I understand that he is going through a lot right now and needs time to heal, but he has said some really mean things to me, they come out of nowhere. We won't have had an argument or anything to preempt it. First he told me ( after we had sex 5 times that morning) that our sex life was going no where and I was bad in bed. He apologized later, but it really hurt my feelings. Then after a couple of weeks I stayed with him for three days, we had a great time. The next day he said that he wasn't going to stay with me for his birthday as we had initially planned, and that he was going to have it with his friends and I was not invited. We broke up. He apologized again and said he wasn't ready for commitment.... we had a couple of long talks, sorted it out and then he came to stay with me a couple of more times after saying he wanted me to be his girlfriend. We had a great time and then all of a sudden he went cold again. I have finally ended it. But the thing I don't understand is how can he say that he loves me and I'm his perfect woman, that we wants to be with me, and then has such erratic behaviour ? I know he is angry with his ex and that in the beginning he was taking it out on me, but the thing is when he is wonderful, he is really wonderful, but he goes and sabotages it. I really miss him. The thing I don't know is if the down side to him is habitual or something he is just sorting through because he is mourning the loss of his last relationship. I don't know if this is temporary because he is hurting or if this is a cyclical thing that he has done with all his exes. I am not sure that I would be able to resist him if he wanted to come back, but I don't want to live with this hot cold treatment.... anyone have a similar experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I think this guy is not worth having a relationship with since he does not know how to respect his women.

  11. QUESTION:
    Hot and cold treatment from Libra???!!!?
    One day we have this deep convo. about his emotions & whatever and then next day it's that canned politeness and rushing me off the phone. One day he takes me out to eat and the next day there's this awkward distance. I am tired of it. I like him a lot and from what I see he likes me too. But he needs to man up and say something before I just leave. Is it that he is just nervous? Unsure of himself? We had a whole convo about that. He admitted he is unsure of himself sometimes. Why is he acting like this?

    And does he realize I am about to just stop talking to him entirely? I do not like to be jerked around with this hot and cold treatment. If he cant decide what to do I will make the choice for him and just walk. What should I do?

    --Fed Up Saggie

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so sorry you have to deal with that. Air signs have the tendency to distance themselves when they feel that they're having too much of an emotional connection. Maybe try dating another fire sign like Leo and Aries.. they'll probably share your enthusiasm in a relationship a lot more.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why the hot and cold treatment?
    If my exfriend hates me as much as I think she does why would she do this stuff.

    1. keeps looking over at me to see if im looking at her.
    2. gave me a friendly "hey" as I walked by
    3. seemed happy to talk to me when I wished her a happy valentines day and a few other times. I'm talking big smile, laughing, Actually carrying on a civil conversation with each other, etc.
    4. made it a point to sit near me just to say hello to me.

    But she also does this....

    1. Looks at me with a blank stare when I try to talk to her about our fight.
    2. will seem mildly annoyed I talk to her.
    3. will not come over to talk with me.
    4. talks about me behind my back

    Still thinks she hates me for some unknown reason, but I'm really confused by her seemingly pleasant behavior from time to time over the past month.

    One time she made it a point to say hello to me, I said hello back, then went back to what I was doing. Then later when I tried to talk to her she acted like she was annoyed I was talking to her. WTF?

    Anyone have any ideas why the hot and cold treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I think she wants to be friends again, but isn't sure if you're still mad at her and she's also trying to forget the fight (could explain the blank stare when you mention it)

  13. QUESTION:
    What is up with this hot and cold treatment???
    One day we have this deep convo. about his emotions & whatever and then next day it's that canned politeness and rushing me off the phone. One day he takes me out to eat and the next day there's this awkward distance. I am tired of it. I like him a lot and from what I see he likes me too. But he needs to man up and say something before I just leave. Is it that he is just nervous? Unsure of himself? We had a whole convo about that. He admitted he is unsure of himself sometimes. Why is he acting like this?

    And does he realize I am about to just stop talking to him entirely? I do not like to be jerked around with this hot and cold treatment. If he cant decide what to do I will make the choice for him and just walk. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to break it to you sweetheart but I've seen this times before. Hot and cold treatment by a man means there's more than one woman in the picture. You need to talk to him about his behavior, tell him you won't put up with it and find out what's going on. The rest is up to you.

  14. QUESTION:
    Swollen eye treatment, hot or cold compress?
    my entire left eyelid is sort of puffy and swollen but there seems to be something like a lump on one edge of it which has a white dot/part. It's only that area with the lump which hurts when I blink. The lump isn't really visible since the whole eyelid is swollen but I can feel it when I use the cold compress and move it around over my eye.

    When I wake up there's wet-ish gunk on my eye. I think the white part(still sort of small) is where the stuff on my eye when I wake up comes from.

    I've been using cold compress for about two days now but it's not working! Would hot compress be better??

    • ANSWER:
      You may have an infection/pink eye. See a doctor.

  15. QUESTION:
    Hot&Cold from girl@work?
    Theres this girl at work who I do think is really special. I feel like I get the hot and cold treatment from her though. She'll be interested/excited and tell me to message or email her and then won't reply or she'll ignore me next time I see her.

    Anytime I do something nice she refuse it or insist on later paying me back so as not to owe me anything.

    I do get the impression she really likes me - but only half the time. (Bear in mind this is half the time more than most girls).

    This girl is so special to me partly because shes like noone else I'll ever meet.

    I think I remind her of someone or something bad because she reacts funny at times.

    Last time I spoke to her I notice what looked like scars(or rather some kind of subdermal implant?) up her always cover arms which she was embarrassed about.

    Any thoughts people???
    Thankyou Nikki, I guess the abusive relationship theory is possible but that's not vibe I get from her. I agreed not to give her anything at it's bad for her for some reason. She was really keen to go out a while back with some mates but she piked it. Maybe its just me :(

    • ANSWER:
      she was probably in an abusive relationship. so shes gonna give u those signals to try to keep herself protected. hopefully she's not with that guy anymore!! i would give her some time. send her some flowers BUT DO NOT AT ALL TIMES EVER MENTION THE SCARS. she could be extremly self cautious. i would take things slow, send her flowers asking her to go out to dinner, or lunch. it doesnt hurt to have lunch with her. try not saying a date, just ask her to hang out and if she looks scared just be like as friends. hopefully she'll be calm. u could always go out with friends. good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you react to hold and cold treatment?
    My ex-husband sends me nasty e-mails about how I am stupid, selfish, stubborn and have caused pain and destruction to him and his family.

    Then, he sends me a e-card for Christmas about us getting back together to finish the journey that we started together. He also leaves me voicemails to call him to discuss things. He wants me to move with him to another state where he has accepted a new job. I live in different state than he does now.

    I don't know how to react to this hot and cold treatment. Its confusing.

    He says that I need to change my attitude and that any man that I married would ask me the same things that he is asking. Then, he says that I should be grateful that I am getting a second chance to put my family back together.

    How can I forget the mean, hurtful e-mails though?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like he has some problems and needs a shrink. The nasty emails, if you get tired of it. Make copies and take it to the cops, they will stop it for you. He is not hot and cold, he is just playing with your mind, cause he loves keeping you confused. i got a hunch that he was also controlling and abusive also.

  17. QUESTION:
    Having problems with being overly hot and cold while on hormonal treatment. Don't know why.?
    I had a full hysterectomy months ago. I'm on a hormone treatment (a patch) and am still having problems with being overly hot and chilled. I'm changing my patch about every three days. I'm finding that it really only helps me for about a day. I'm having other issues with it too. Has anyone had this problem? I thought the patch was supposed to help.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    why is my ex boyfriend giving me the 'hot and cold' treatment?
    my ex is giving me mixed signals. I think he still likes me sometimes and then sometimes I think he hates me. we both were hanging out with a group of friends on saturday and he was being really nice, he was apologizing for anything and everything when he did something he thought I didn't like,and on sunday he was being very nice to me at church. then today he sent a message out on facebook and asked what people thought of him and I told him what I thought( I didn't say anything rude) and he said " look i'm sorry if I pissed you off but you need to leave that crap out of my life."
    we haven't been seperated long and I really would like to date him again. what is the best way I should act around him?

    • ANSWER:
      Guys like this are confusing. I dated one. Leave him alone, totally and completely. Trust me, stressing over this is useless. If he really still cares about you, he'll contact you when you start leaving him alone. Don't be outwardly rude, but don't be sweet either.

  19. QUESTION:
    Opti smooth cold or hot?? Anything to fight against Humidity??
    I have dry, colored, highlighted hair thats naturally wavy and gets frizzed in humid weather...Any suggestions??? I heard Opti-Smooth is really good to control against humidity, but should I get the cold or hot treatment??? Any other suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      i guess the hot one wud b better....its winter!

  20. QUESTION:
    Possible to need root canal treatment even if tooth is not hot/cold sensitive?
    I am experiencing intermittent dull pain in one tooth. The gum surrounding that tooth also feels swollen/sore. The gums on the whole right side of my mouth occasionally feel swollen as well, although it's usually just around that one tooth. The tooth isn't temperature sensitive at all and is not discolored either. It doesn't hurt when I tap it, if anything it feels a little numb? I've been trying to chew on the left side of my mouth for the last few weeks, but the last time I chewed on the right side, it was a little sore (but not stabbing pain)

    Is it possible to need RCT w/o the tooth being temperature sensitive? Does the above sound like RCT symptoms or just sore gums?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Fastest way to heal a sprained ankle?
    I sprained my ankle playing basketball. I'm going to Jordan in 2 days, and i have to wear heals for a wedding!! Help!!! I'm icing it, ankle support, hot/cold treatment. Help please!!

    • ANSWER:
      Rest
      Ice
      Compression
      Elevation

      RICE! Rest....obvious

      Ice, wrap in a small towel, 15min on 15min off

      Compression: Tensor bandage, as much time as possible.

      Elevation, keep it elevated....yeah elevated.

  22. QUESTION:
    what i thought was lower back pain is now feeling more of a hip pain?
    running, jogging, or stretching a certain way effects my left hip/lower back. does not feel like a muscle pain. meds and hot/cold treatment did not work

    • ANSWER:
      appears that your sacroliac joint may not be functioning properly. see a physical therapist or chiropractor

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of this lower back pain?
    About a year ago, my lower left back began hurting. I discovered that it was a pulled muscle by twisting rapidly during sports practice. I rested it for a while, and started exercising it to strengthen it. Now, 3 weeks ago, my right lower back began to hurt. I've used hot/cold treatments, and I take advil/motrin. (By the way, which is better?) I've stretched it and rested it for a while, but the pain and tightness still persists. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Lower backs can be difficult to diagnose and treat. There are so many different things that can go wrong, which is why physicians don't always know what to do with you.

      Your lower back is a weak point in your body, as well as your neck. Once you have a back injury, you always will. I would suggest you go to your doctor so an x-ray can be taken to see if anything can be seen on film. Radiologists can see muscle spasms, swelling, etc. on x-rays. There could be a mechanical problem. If there are nerves involved, the pain will go down your leg. If the pain is just in the back alone, there won't be any nerve involvement for now.

      If the problem is muscle related, heat is best to relax the muscle. Moist heating pads are much better than dry. If you don't have one, put a wet towel rung out on your back with the heating pad on top of it. Make sure you put plastic of some sort over the heating pad. Dont' get it wet.

      Motrin is stronger than Advil. The icy hot patches are good too. They don't last long, but do help temporarily. I would not do any exercising while you are in pain. Rest your back. Sleep with a pillow between your legs at night if you sleep on your side. Put the pillow under your legs if you sleep on your back. This is going to be difficult to get used to for about a week, but after that it will be second nature. The pillow will help keep the muscles in the back from being strained from sleeping positions. You'll notice an immediate difference. Don't lift anything, don't twist, use your legs if you have to bend, keep your back straight.

      Your body is telling you something is wrong by sending pain signals to your brain. Pay attention. After the pain is gone, you can do gentle stretching exercises to keep the muscles stretched out. Lie on your back on the floor or bed which ever you prefer, pull one leg up to your chest and hold it there for a count of five and release, do the same with the other leg. Do this several times, alternating one leg then the other. Don't pull both up at the same time, as this will strain your back.

      You will always have to take special care of your back the rest of your life. Once injured, always injured. That's the way it is. Sorry for the bad news.

      Hope this helps. Take care.

  24. QUESTION:
    Medical Mystery, A new disease only 1 person is known to have, ever. What would you recommend?
    This medical condition is a very unique one, and I am hoping someone with a brilliant medical mind can help get my friend the medical answers he needs. This condition in succent form: He develops red fever patches on his body, mostly on his legs. These patches cause him to have DVT (Deep vein thrombosis) and the clots only occur where the red patches are. If he develops one serious enough, he gets the sweats and shortly after the chills. This process is repeated one right after the other, very fast. He has tried almost everything. Lovonox shots, hot/cold treatments on his spots, you name it. Doctors are letting him name this disease so this is the only known occurence.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I shall name it "Tick bite."

  25. QUESTION:
    Treatment For Arthiritis?
    My Dr. tells me i have degenerative arthiritis. I went in with extreme pain in my arm and shoulder. Unable to use my arm. She put me on Prednisone and Tramadol. Good 4 1o days with no refills. As soon as meds run out i'm to go in for PT. Massages and hot cold pack treatment. Is this gonna help me? Or do i need the drugs. How often do i need to get these massages? Is there a drug i can ask for that will help, long term?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone out there know why my crowned tooth would be sensitive to hot and cold?
    I had my tooth crowned last july which has been fine. But only recently it has started to hurt when I eat hot or cold food on that side at the back on the left. Right next to it I had a tooth removed6 months prior to the root treatment but she left a root in. Could that be the big problem?

    • ANSWER:
      there may be some gum recession thus exposing the root. try using sensodyne toothpaste to brush your teeth and then use it as a paste over the sensitive tooth at night.

  27. QUESTION:
    What's the deal with guys who act like they are into you...even asking favors, but when it's time to?
    do something he promised you (at 4pm today) he can't produce it (and it's 9 now!).
    He acts like I'm not suppose to flirt with other guys and like he digs my attention. But he was suppose to come over here tonight and he stood me up...again. He has been over here many times, but lately he's been acting like this.
    What's with the hot-cold treatment????

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to him just tell him if he's not going to show up to call you. If he's not your BF tell him it shouldn't matter who you talk too. He likes the attention because he wants to be the only one, but I bet your not his only one. Don't wait on him anymore if he says he gonna meet you, then wait only a few minutes extra then do something else. He might just want you around when its convenient for him.

  28. QUESTION:
    How Can I Help My Husband with His Sciatica?
    He is in pain, he has trouble sitting, lying, walking, everything.
    So far we've done hot and cold treatments, taken drugs, seen the doctor.
    We are looking into this new decompression treatment, chiropractors and accupunturists.
    Surgery is the last option he wants to take. Personally, it would be my first.
    How can I physically help him, lift his spirits, furthur this process towards healing?

    • ANSWER:
      Try a web search for sciatica + "natural remedies".

  29. QUESTION:
    What can i do to speed up the healing of my Plantar Faciitis?
    Is there a hot and cold treatment, stretches anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, the tennis ball idea is the one I also used for my own healing. It works but you need to do it a few times a day and don't be too soft, you are supposed to be massaging your foot on the ball with some pressure.

      1-2 weeks should be enough of doing this.

      Also, get some arch supports for your shoes, they help alot too and will give you that support you need.

      Good luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    I have been having pain in lower right side of back. Painful to walk?
    Not sure if it's a strained muscle, or Sciatica, and want to wait a couple of more days, before I go to Dr. If someone has/had this, what to do get rid of the pain. I'd love a serious answer. So far, I've been doing the Hot/Cold treatments, and Therma Care Wraps along with back excersizes...ouch!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      One of the most common causes of one sided back pain is your kidney. Is there a tenderness in your low back? Do you have any pain or burning with urination? If it is a kidney infection it will not go away by itself. You'll need to see a Dr. and get antibiotics.

      Do the stretches and exercises help? Even a little bit? You could give it a few days to see if the exercises make a difference, but I wouldn't wait too long.

      You can read more about kidney back pain at:
      http://www.living-with-back-pain.org/kidney-back-pain.html

      Good Luck
      Dave
      http://www.living-with-back-pain.org/

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you know if a guy likes you if he keeps giving you mixed signals? Guys and girls opinions!?
    He keeps giving me the hot and cold treatment. Sometimes he ignores my presence completely, sometimes he'll surprise me by being super nice to me. I don't know what he's doing! Please advice! Thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      He probably just doesn't want to come on too strong. What if he was talking to you all the time, asking you to hang out all the time, getting you gifts all the time, asking you questions all the time, and always staring at you? Would you like it, or would you feel like he's being weird? He's giving you a chance to reciprocate. Take it.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for a grey(traumatised) tooth?
    Dentist says its still alive as there is no abscess and is not hot,cold sensitive. Is this front tooth terminal and what do you think is the best long term option for my 17 yo daughter?
    Thanks for taking the time to respond. Great advise!

    • ANSWER:
      This tooth is was traumatized and is a dead tooth. This tooth may or may not need root canal. If you cannot see the canal on the x-ray (the tooth is completely calcified then root canal is probably not possible and may not be needed). If you can see the canal on the x-ray, root canal should be performed.
      To improve the appearance of the dark tooth, I would recommend a porcelain veneer.

      Thornhill Dentist
      http://www.bcdentalcare.ca

  33. QUESTION:
    My mom was in a car accident, now she can't speak or walk?
    My mom was rear ended by a bus Monday morning. Besides the severe damage to her car, she walked away just fine. Hours later her back started hurting... she went to the emergency room and an X-Ray found she had a compressed fracture. They simply told her to take ibuprofen and a muscle relaxant (which we haven't filled yet because we are broke). Our lawyer referred her to a Chiropractor and she received her first treatment Tuesday. They didn't do any adjustments, just applied hot/cold treatments.

    The FOLLOWING day after her visit to the Chiro, she started to feel dizzy and lethargic. She was in bed all day, then this morning when she woke up to go to work, she began walking into walls, walking sideways, her speech was all mumbled. Her mind isn't right, she isn't making any sense when speaking. Then she began shaking tremendously, she looked like Michael J. Fox. She claimed she was cold but it's friggin' hot as hell here.

    She STILL got in her car and drove about 10 blocks. She said she was swerving in and out of lanes, ran up two curbs and cars were beeping at her like crazy. She turned back around and came home. I observed her, and her entire body leans to the left, her walking, her head, everything!!!!

    She has been in bed ever since. Could this be a result of her compressed fracture? Could damage have been caused by the Chiropractor treatment? There be something more serious going on like bleeding in her brain? Please help???? She refuses to go back to the ER! Trust me, I've been trying all day to get her to go.

    I called our lawyer but he didn't seem too concerned, we called the

    • ANSWER:
      I have no idea whether this is from the compressed fracture or not, but you NEED to get her to a doctor!!! If her health is declining like this, she keeps getting worse, then dont wait for it to get any worse then it already is. If you have to physically put her in the car and drive her there yourself, then DO IT. This is REALLY serious!!!!

  34. QUESTION:
    Mom was in a car accident, now she cannot speak or walk straight.?
    My mom was rear ended by a bus Monday morning. Besides the severe damage to her car, she walked away just fine. Hours later her back started hurting... she went to the emergency room and an X-Ray found she had a compressed fracture. They simply told her to take ibuprofen and a muscle relaxant (which we haven't filled yet because we are broke). Our lawyer referred her to a Chiropractor and she received her first treatment Tuesday. They didn't do any adjustments, just applied hot/cold treatments.

    The FOLLOWING day after her visit to the Chiro, she started to feel dizzy and lethargic. She was in bed all day, then this morning when she woke up to go to work, she began walking into walls, walking sideways, her speech was all mumbled. Her mind isn't right, she isn't making any sense when speaking. Then she began shaking tremendously, she looked like Michael J. Fox. She claimed she was cold but it's friggin' hot as hell here.

    She STILL got in her car and drove about 10 blocks. She said she was swerving in and out of lanes, ran up two curbs and cars were beeping at her like crazy. She turned back around and came home. I observed her, and her entire body leans to the left, her walking, her head, everything!!!!

    She has been in bed ever since. Could this be a result of her compressed fracture? Could damage have been caused by the Chiropractor treatment? There be something more serious going on like bleeding in her brain? Please help???? She refuses to go back to the ER! Trust me, I've been trying all day to get her to go.

    I called our lawyer but he didn't seem too concerned, we called the

    • ANSWER:
      she might have damaged nerves in the spinal cord it. call the emergency services and forcibly take her to the hospital, dont delay it.. Good luck

  35. QUESTION:
    Should I wait or not?
    There's this guy I was seeing about a month ago. I really liked him but I was fresh off a relationship and was giving him the hot/cold treatment cause I wasn't ready. I let him know I needed time, but reiterated how much I liked him. He agreed that we shouldn't see each other right now and I knew he was getting tired of me acting distant. The next day however, I told him I really wanted to date him even if the timing was not good, but he said its not a good idea. So I thought I would leave the ball in his court. Its been about a month and I can't stop thinking about him even though there's another cute guy who wants to date me too. This guy hasn't spoken to me but I know at some point we'll see each other again cause we have some friends in common. What do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      You should go to college and not worry about guys right now. Because you don't want to end up pregnant and working at the food barn now do you?

  36. QUESTION:
    i bruised my hip when i got banged in the air when i was going for a lay up?
    last night i went up for fastbreak lay up and a big guy hit me in the air and i landed on my elbow and hip. the hip isnt purple or blue it is just just slightly red. it is right on the bone and around it. i put ice on for 10 min then off then 10 again last night. then some anti flamme. it still hurts to walk on but better after ice.today i have done cold hot cold treatment and rubbed anti flamme on it and i am pretty sure it is not anything to do with butt muscles and i have a semi final game tomorrow so what should i do to heal it really quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      there's not much you can do except wait it out and try not to hit your hip

  37. QUESTION:
    Fellow LGBTs! Why is my Close Friend avoiding me?
    Ok, here goes. And hopefully, I would find an answer to this. Cos, god, it's ruining my life. Though spoiling would be a better word. And please, no brainless answer.

    I have a friend, whom I've known quite a while. And we were really close. I'm gay, or bisexual. I don't know, I like guys. He claims to be straight, but not homophobic. We're both 17.

    There was this period of time where both of us were really close. He'd lie down on me and hold my hand underneath the table in class. I, too, would do that to him. (Hey, why not?)

    Finally, I confessed to him. He did not pursue the subject. And both of us left it at that. Though I sensed that something is going to go wrong.

    Recently, he has been avoiding me. I mean,sure , maybe he is uncomfortable. So, I thought I might give him some space, and just be his buddy.

    Thing is, he has been acting funny. First he would ignore me. Then he'd jab me at the side. And then give me the cold shoulder again. He don't do that to everyone (this hot - cold treatment). Only me. But, he'd express disgust when I poke him back. Or touch him in general. It's disheartening to realise that you are somewhat, unwanted. ):

    And I noticed he is more, attentive I guess, of girls as compared to the past? Sometimes, he'd jokingly pair me up with girls when he talks. (Just some side comments, not in any conversation)
    He loves to push me away. Well, i don't know if he enjoys it, but the way he does it, I thought he'd love for me to be gone. My close friends pointed out that they could see him treating me differently. So I'm sure it's not just me.

    I've been crying over this. And it's not worth it. ): I'm really upset, and it's not doing me any favor. I've tried changing myself, but hell, it did not work. (Duh)
    Question is, What is he thinking? And should I ignore him? I don't really know what to do. I'd love to remain friends with him, but at this rate, I don't think it would.
    And, I know it's kind of late to say this, but I love all you LGBTs out there ^^
    Edit : No, he knows I like him, cause i told him I liked him. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

    • ANSWER:
      you should definitely talk to him. He may be felling a little confused with his own sexuality right now and is trying to distance himself from his problems. Talk to him and see whats going on. if he doesn't want to talk to you i don't really know but you should try.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why do I have back pain?
    Hello, for the past two days I have been experiencing an uncomfortable amount of back pain(mainly in the shoulder area)

    I am 19, run everyday, and maintain a healthy diet. I have not lifted anything heavy recently, or have done something that requires tremendous amounts of strength. Just out of nowhere my left shoulder area on my back has been aching to the point of causing writhing pain. I have no idea what I could have done to caused this or what can be done to treat it.

    I have tried the hot/cold treatment, which consists of icing the spot, then warming it in the bathtub, but when I lay down in the bathtub it REALLY starts hurting.

    What can I possibly due to treat this, or find out more about it? Most detailed answer gets picked as best.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you might have pulled something or strained something. You should consider consulting with a physiotherapist, and also with your doctor, and they will be able to work together as a team to help you get better.

  39. QUESTION:
    So I have this friend...?
    And he is one of the most amazing people I've ever met. He is really sweet and funny and I've been friends with him for about three years. Lately, I've been thinking if I like him as "more than a friend." I pretty much melt when he looks at me and when he waves to me, I can't stop smiling for about two solid minutes.

    Unfortunately, he sometimes gives me a hot/cold treatment. One minute he'll be intensely fascinated with every word dripping from my mouth, and other times he'll be completely preoccupied like he has no time for me.

    Is this normal? And please don't give me the crap about "be yourself around him and things will unfold blah blah blah" because I want real help.

    Also, my mom really likes him, but I don't know if she would approve of me having a boyfriend, and my dad says 14 is too young. How old were you when you had your first boyfriend/girlfriend?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Where is the problem?
    I was contacted by a girl,freshly divorced, from school. Before our encounter, she asked me if we could be friends with benefits. I agreed, and when we met up, we caught up with our respective lives. I was questioned about my lack of long-term relationships(I'm 30), and then scolded for not being aggressive for not fighting for her many years ago. We end up making out, and I followed it up with a text message regarding the next time. She told me that she was busy for the next 2 weeks and to stay in touch for she wanted to know how I was doing.
    Very confusing and disrespectful, I think. I was approached out of the blue, propositioned and now discarded. I care about her, but I'll be damned if I call her. It's puzzling to me how you can tell me that you had fun then give me the hot/cold treatment. It's not considerate or mature.
    Could someone provide perspective?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Why do guys blow hot and cold?
    This man I like (38 yrs) keeps blowing hot and cold. He will tell me he wants to move in with me and loves me and then the next day will ignore me for an entire month, then when he comes back, he will say that he wants to be with me, then he will get annoyed with someone small and give me the silent treatment for weeks when I don't know what's wrong.

    I have told him how I feel and that I really value consistency. Why do guys do this?

    Why do guys do this?

    • ANSWER:
      lol.... when i clicked on this i was htinking "but im a girl and i can blow hot and cold too! whats wrong with me!! if i feel cold then ill blow hot air to help feel not cold anymore and if i feel hot then ill blow cold to cool myself down".. lol i thought u meantnblow hot and cold literally lolz

  42. QUESTION:
    Why does my tooth still aching abit after root canal treatment which was done 2 months ago?
    In the beginning, it was really senstitive, drinking hot and cold liquid or lightly tapping on it induces pain, now after the root canal treatment, hot and cold doesn't affect the tooth anymore however when I tap on the tooth, it still gives me the same amount of pain before the RCT and sometimes I will have a numbness on that tooth which last for days, can't really describe the sensation but its not really painful, just that it agitates me coz that tooth just don't feels right, consulted the dentist again and he claims that I may have night tooth grinding which I believe I don't but even if I have, should I still be experiencing problems after the RCT? I mean by right after RCT the tooth shouldn't be having any pain now when I tap on it. Anyone can advise? Thanks alot...

    • ANSWER:
      It can take months for the area around the tooth to heal after a root canal. Each tooth is surrounded by a ligament that cushions the bone from the pressure we put on our teeth. If your bite is a bit too high on the crown or filling on the root canal treated tooth, it could be causing that ligament to swell and become painful when the tooth is tapped or used to chew. It is very common for people to clench and grind at night and not know it. Doing this makes filling and crowns that are just a bit too high hurt very much. See you dentist if it continues or does not improve. If you clench your teeth together right now and you can make that tooth hurt, it probably needs to be adjusted in your bite. I hope this helps.

      PS: Don't bite on aspirin. Don't let it dissolve in your mouth. It is acetyl salicylic ACID and may burn your lips, gums, or cheeks if left there for too long. I have seen the effects of people doing this in my office. It is NEVER a good idea.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to fix fix a muscle spasm around neck and shoulders/?
    I've had neck problems for years due to a car accident. Many of the discs in my neck are worn causing them to slid out of place often. I have used Dr. Ho, muscle relaxants, pain relievers, stretches, hot and cold treatments, massages and chiropractor but still once in a while around my lower neck area spasms and nothing seems to work. A task like swallowing can cause sharp shooting pain and the muscles suddenly tighten even more.When it gets this bad i am not able to function liking driving to seek aid. PLS HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you can't drive with the painful spasms, but if you can use the phone, call an ambulance.
      The next time it happens it might be something very serious.
      The pain is your body sending you a message.
      Please listen to that message.
      Good luck.
      Chris

  44. QUESTION:
    What's your tried and true method for knocking out a cold?
    My girlfriend is coming down with a bit of a cold. She's off for a girl's night with her freshmen, but she'll back in a few hours. Barring the obvious medication like NyQuil, how do you prefer to handle a cold? Hot soup? Hot bath? What's your favorite complementary treatment?
    Wow, thanks for all of your input, it's a big help.

    On a side note, my allusion to "her freshmen" was intended to communicate a responsibility to the student body. Specifically, she's signed up to chaperone a hall activity.

    • ANSWER:
      Walmarts Equate brand Zinc lozenges have been proven to shorten a colds duration and reduce its intensity. Also take some high dose vitamin C, like 1000 mg per day. Saunas also help as heat kills viruses. My colds are only bad for the first day or two, and usually gone entirely in a week. You might also use Guaifenesin 400 mg (Mucus Relief) which makes fluids flow better and keeps you from getting a secondary bacterial infection. There you have it, also the usual like plenty of fluids and plenty of rest, and she will be feeling better soon.

  45. QUESTION:
    when a Scorpio goes hot/cold/hot/cold?
    Are they playing games, or what...?
    I didn't like it, I severed it, and he seemed hurt, and now I'm thinking "what was THAT?".

    So, can someone explain what that constant change of treatment meant? (I just assumed he was a bored assholê)....

    • ANSWER:
      I think you probably assumed right. The more positive evolved Scorpio men don't blow hot and cold or get their jock straps in a bunch when you dump them for bad behavior. Because the good ones don't do whatever it is that made you dump them in the first place. But the negative ones will play with women for their own purposes.

      Edit: ah how much you want to bet a negative Scorpio male (or his plaything that will be stung repeatedly) thumbed me down...don't worry honey, karma is a b*tch and so is the wrong woman you will eventually tick off

  46. QUESTION:
    advice girls!! she's acting hot/cold with me. why? what to do?
    me and this girl sometimes seem to be getting somewhere and then other times nowhere!

    we met up twice last week, nice kisses, touching hands across the table, long looks etc. great!

    then she didn't text me for 3 days, and ignored my text. then i said hey on facebook chat, said i'll give you a call this weekend, she said 'ok sure :D that'd be nice'. then she said she can't talk saturday night because she was going out. that's fine.

    she called me saturday night/sunday morning on her way home from that night out, for 20 mins. then she calls me the next night again for 15 20 mins on her way home from a night out. both of them nice chats.

    then i text her the next day saying hey etc. got no reply the whole evening and no call. she was having a party but i text her like 6pm, before it started. heard nothing from her the whole night.

    today she pops up on facebook says hi how was my laser eye treatment (which i got today) answers my questions with one-word responses and doesn't ask anything back!

    so how have i gone from holding/touching hands, kisses etc, to hearing nothing from her at all, to her calling me unannounced for a little chat, then to barely even having a decent conversation! in one week!

    she lives in a different city to study but is coming home this week sometime. i dont even know if i should ask her to see me or if that is just going to embarass me!? what should i do girls help me out! :S

    • ANSWER:
      Yup Morgan got it right. If she was 100% sure she wanted you she wouldnt act like that. But who knows....maybe she got hurt bad last time and she's keeping her guard up. I mean u do live in a different city and although you may be the faithful type she doesnt know that. but either way one thing you cant be sure about is that she's undecided as to weather or not she wants you....sorry mate. she might decide you are the one....but she might not so dont rush in

  47. QUESTION:
    i have a pitch nerve in my left arm going into the joint of my shoulder-i tryed every thing, it isso pain full?
    i tryed hot/cold treatments, alcohol/vic's i hurt my elbowl years ago, it comes and goes and lasts about 5 weeks the last time; i m unable to sleep all nights for nights i tryed icy hot/cold aand nothing works. i seen a m.d. he don'y no; my arm hurts from fingers to the neck this time; i have no m.o. i m 68 and tidenal work last time after 5 weeks, this time nothing;

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Treating a knee injury?
    Our dog - a 127 lb shepherd/rottweiler mix - has been diagnosed with a knee injury to her back leg, probably an ACL tear, or similar. We're working with the vet on pain management, and keeping her activity at a minimum (an effort unto itself) hoping for it to resolve. Some days are better than others, but when she refuses to even put her weight on it, it makes me feel horrible.

    Anyway, I'd asked the vet about heat and/or ice as a way of helping, and he pretty much laughed at the idea of trying considering the physiology of a dog's leg and didn't really give much hope that it would help, but he wasn't against it in theory. I'm considering using a towel around her leg, either soaked in hot water, or placed in the freezer until it is near-frozen. Do these sound like good ideas? Or do you think the hot/cold treatments would be pointless?

    Anyone else gone through a knee injury and have any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      In reality I can't see it helping the healing process at this stage (if it is a torn ACL), but the idea of heating and cooling the towel seems sound. Again if it is a torn ACL it won't help that much but it should ease the pain and the joint and doesn't involve more medication so overall it's defiantly worth a go.

  49. QUESTION:
    Pain in kidney area?
    My boyfriend has been complaining of pain deep in his lower right back since yesterday morning. He says it's right where his right kidney is, and a little to the side. I'm not sure how to diagnose or treat this. I am a massage student, and I have been using hydrotherapy (hot, cold treatments) on it for the past half hour. He said the pain hurts if he twists his back any. I'm not sure if it's just a pulled muscle because I've never seen him react to such pain before over just a muscle. Please give me some ideas on what it could be.
    I am pretty sure it's not a kidney stone.

    • ANSWER:
      Hopefully it's just one of those things that goes away in 2-3 days. If not, it could be anything from a kidney infection to pneumonia, and he should see his doctor.

      Good luck! You sound like a nice, caring girlfriend. :)

  50. QUESTION:
    Is my Scorpio guy in love with me?
    It took a year of mind games, sarcasm, hot/cold treatments, emotional rollercoaster rides, tests and al sorts, but it all ended lately and he's like this now.......
    - Very open with his feelings about a variety of things
    - Trusts me with his secrets
    - Confides in me with problems, issues and his personal life
    - Asks for my opinions and suggestions
    - Protective of me
    - Does whatever makes me happy
    - Has more control over his anger, frustrations, words
    - Treasures me and treats me like a princess
    - Affectionate and romantic
    I can feel it, am I wrong?
    I'm glad I never gave up on him and tried hard to see things on a much deeper level. All the patience, understanding, commitment, communication and acceptance paid off. He's so sweet and caring that I'm still in shock.
    He was hurt badly before and I wanted to show him that I would never even think of doing that to him. I love him too much!

    • ANSWER:
      If he is open with you and sharing his feelings and secrets and has given you his trust, he loves you. When a Scorpio man loves you, you know it, and yours obviously does. He had to make sure you were worth the gamble, and that's whay he put you through hell. The payoff is certainly worth it, isn't it? Congrats!


Homeopathic Cold Sore Cures

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 30•12

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Suppressive drugs may look as if they are healing your problem, but they take you further away from total health.

So lets look at taking you towards better health by treating your sores with homeopathic remedies.

Cold sores are also called simplex herpes, vesicles, fever blisters or canker sores. They can appear anywhere on your body, but typically they favour your face or head. Occasionally you'll get it at the bends of your elbows or knees or under your arms.

Mostly they come with a cold or flu, hence the name. But they can be stress induced, too.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where do you draw the line between parental choice and neglect?
    My sister refuses her son antibiotics for his ear infection/sore throat, cold sweats, fever, nausea... he's been to the doc twice, (different docs) & they both prescribed antibiotics for him. She refuses the meds & thinks the chiropractor will "cure" him of all his sicknesses & the antibiotics will be more harmful to him than beneficial.
    2 weeks ago he had a root canal, 4 of his back teeth capped, his 2 front teeth pulled and fake teeth put in place (just for looks) oh, he's 4-1/2 yrs old by the way... & she refused to give him Tylenol or motrin after the dental surgery for pain because of how "harmful" they are to his body. She let him be in pain all day and all night- him crying, moaning and groaning until she finally gave him homeopathic pain reliever and he was relieved enough to get some sleep. Since then, he's been sick. Fever, ear infection, sore jaw, sore throat, cold sweats - everything. I think she's being neglectful, not only to his pain, but to his overall health. You?
    Thanks for the validation to everyone... as far as the dental aspect... Guess what she gave him for his first meal AFTER his dental surgery?!?! Strawberry Ice cream with Pistachio's. I'm NOT even kidding you! She felt so bad about him having to go through the procedure, she wanted to make it up to him. Talk about great parenting.

    • ANSWER:
      Call a social worker to come and investigate that situation immediately!!! The poor child has a mother who thinks the Chiropractor will cure his ear infection! Ask your sister is she goes to the Gynocologist to get a new prescription for her glasses!? That is neglect and someone needs to interfere.

  2. QUESTION:
    Where does a person draw the line between parental choice, and abuse?
    My sister refuses her son antibiotics for his ear infection/sore throat, cold sweats, fever, nausea... he's been to the doc twice, (different docs) & they both prescribed antibiotics for him. She refuses the meds & thinks the chiropractor will "cure" him of all his sicknesses & the antibiotics will be more harmful to him than beneficial.
    2 weeks ago he had a root canal, 4 of his back teeth capped, his 2 front teeth pulled and fake teeth put in place (just for looks) oh, he's 4-1/2 yrs old by the way... & she refused to give him Tylenol or motrin after the dental surgery for pain because of how "harmful" they are to his body. She let him be in pain all day and all night- him crying, moaning and groaning until she finally gave him homeopathic pain reliever and he was relieved enough to get some sleep. Since then, he's been sick. Fever, ear infection, sore jaw, sore throat, cold sweats - everything. I think she's being neglectful, not only to his pain, but to his overall health. You?
    Thanks for the validation everyone for basically feeling the same as I do.... as far as the dental aspect... Guess what she gave him for his first meal AFTER his dental surgery?!?! Strawberry Ice cream with Pistachio's. I'm NOT even kidding you! She felt so bad about him having to go through the procedure, she wanted to make it up to him. Talk about great parenting.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm all for limiting the amount of medicines we put in our children's bodies because too much can weaken immunity, but with your sister that is something I'd call intentional pain to that poor boy! I'd say that is rather neglectful and abusive to allow your child to continue to suffer like that.

      And he's only 4 1/2???? Poor child! Medicine for an ear infection is not harmful and pain medicine for a root canal is a God send and not harmful. She is unbelievable.

      For her to refuse antibiotics for an ear infection is just flat out stupid on her part. The antibiotics clear up the infection and help him heal faster. You know why so many babies went deaf from ear infections back before antibiotics were around? Because the ear infection went untreated and caused permanent damage to their inner ears and hearing loss.

      As for the root canal and dental work, wow I cannot believe she didn't even let the poor kid have Tylenol! That's just sick for her to do. It's almost like she likes seeing her child in pain. I'd say she needs some serious psychological help. I feel so sorry for her child.


Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Cold Sores Fast

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 29•12

Cold sores are one of life's nuisances that always seem to come at the most unwelcome of times. Not only do they hurt, but they sure don't look that hot when they break out on your face. So that leaves everyone looking for remedies for cold sores. While making a trip to the doctor for cold sore medicine is always something you can do, you may want to explore some other remedies as well. Here's a look at some of the other remedies for cold sores.

Another common option that people use in treating these sores is by going to the local Walgreen's or CVS and buying a tube of over-the-counter medication. Yes, these medicines will help relieve the pain and dryness, but they are not a remedy per se'. They mask and reduce the symptoms, but they don't eliminate the sore.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    fast home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    Can someone please give me some home remedies for getting rid of coldsores. I am really sick of this coldsore and i just want it gone asap

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    home remedies that get rid of cold sores fast?
    i need a cold sore remedy that will clear up this cold sore. everybody says that if you feel it coming on you can stop it before it shows up and i tried that by putting some abreva on it but that didnt work. and i've been using the abreva for a day and its only gotten bigger.

    i need some home remedies that actually work that'll clear up this cold sore before i have to go back to school. luckily school is closed tomorrow, and hopefully we'll get tuesday off to for the snow so if the remedy could work in like a day that would be amazing.

    ps dont say abreva cause it doesnt work.
    thankss
    and im just wondering if i tried to cover it up with make up would that hurt it?

    • ANSWER:
      blistex lip balm

  3. QUESTION:
    Whats a good home remedy to get rid of cold sores?
    im 16 and i have a cold sore in the corner of my mouth, how can i get rid of it fast and at home?

    • ANSWER:
      perfume dries it up a treat - stings a little. Or you could try a commercial product like zofirex.

  4. QUESTION:
    cold sore! plz help plz .i need ways to get rid or prevent it fast..home renmedies or things in the store help?
    plz help me i really don't want this Tday is the first day of the cold sore and maybe a i can prevent it from going on further. I need good home remedies or good products i can buy at the store..maybe a few options and say which product worked better...idk but plz oh plz help me thanxs!

    • ANSWER:
      Blis-tex is the quickest and most effective thing out there

  5. QUESTION:
    Please help! How to get rid of a cold sore FAST...?
    I have an extremely important date tomorrow, that cannot be canceled, and this morning I woke up with this huge embarrassing cold sore, on my upper lip. Now I cannot go to the store to buy anything really, the only thing I have here is blixtex, but it hasn't worked at all, in fact my sore has got a lot bigger since this morning, any home remedies, or anything at all that can get rid of this?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of cold sores and fast!!!?
    Im going to a wedding with my boyfriend of 3 weeks this weekend, and Im meeting his whole family and I don't want their first impression of me to be...hey that was the girl with the herpe on her lip. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Imaka (above) is right, unfortunately you just have to let them run their course. But as far as home remedies, a Lysine supplement will help the virus from multiplying, and taking acidophilus will help your immune system fight the virus as well.

      One thing that works really well is the liquid form of Super Lysine+. You can take them both orally and apply the drops on your lip (use a Q-tip!), and both help the cold sores heal faster.

      Also, the best over-the-counter ointment that you could put on it is Carmex. I know they have Abreva and Campho-Phenique, but I've tried all of these and I was surprised to find that Carmex really does work the quickest.

      The last time I had a really bad cold sore I went to a health food store and asked a lady that worked there about them. She printed off this huge list of supplements that will help heal and prevent cold sores. I'm sorry I don't have the list with me or else I'd write everything down for you, but I'm sure if you go to a store and do the same they could help! :)

  7. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores- fast!!?
    I have recently noticed I have a big, fat cold sore on the side of my lip. I am not that interested in getting over-the-counter drugs for it. So I was wondering if anyone has any home remedies that actually work-fast!
    Thanks a million.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey!
      It is very important to protect and cover the affected area with a protective petroleum based product such as petroleum jelly (vaseline!). This can both speed up the healing process and protect the area from further infections.

      Drink lots of fluids! Drinking lots of water and juices (not citrus ones) helps:)

      Applying ice can slow down the metabolism of the virus (especially in the initial stages) to prevent severe outbreak, and can also numb the area to lessen pain and itching

      Teabag application. Applying teabags are quite effective in speeding up the healing process. Tannic acid in tea has strong antiviral properties.

      Herbs such as aloe Vera, tea tree oil, witch hazel and sage have been discovered to speed up the healing process of cold sores.

      hope this helps... ive given you some simple remedies, try most of them:) it helped me! xxx

  8. QUESTION:
    Whats a quick home remedy way to get rid of cold sores fast?

    • ANSWER:
      my husband gets them and as soon as he notices an outbreak he puts ice on them, works really fast!
      But you should also get a medicated chap stick.
      In general to avoid them, keep your lips moisturized (chap stick), use straws for drinks in restaurants and be aware of sun and heat (use sunblock).

  9. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for cold sores? effective and fast? please help !!?
    I just got a cold sore overnight. For all of you who have had one, it is very embarrassing and I just want to get rid of it as soon as possible. So, help? Thanks :)
    It isn't that painful. So I don't really need ways to make it feel better, just get rid of it,

    • ANSWER:
      Totally understand. Hop on over to your local vitamin shop and pick up L-Lysine (amino acid supplement). Take a loading dose of 4 pills (usually 2000 mg) then follow up wih 1 to 2 pills every day after. My cold sores were triggered by an overload of L arginine to L Lysine. L Lysine clears it up.

      Next eat some cheese, meats, etc. Anything right in L Lysine. Hold off on eating tons of spinach, nuts, and L arginine foods until it goes away.

      Lemon balm extract can be placed right on it. Also black tea bags held on it as a compress are helpful to alleviate the symptoms.

      I started doing this routine as soon as I get the tingling and haven't gotten a cold sore since. I used to get 3 a month and it's been 3 years since I've had one.

  10. QUESTION:
    I need a fast way to get rid of cold sores?
    I hate cold sores! They look so horrible! I need a fast way to get rid of cold sores without a prescription. Maybe a home remedy. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have always used alcohol and i am not talking jack, pure alcohol will dry it up and it usually goes away within a day if used all the time. apply with Q-tip and keep it dry. If it gets wet it will kep getting bigger and bigger. I get at least three a year and can tell when they are coming and i use alcohol as soon as the first little bump pops up.
      P.S. if it is really big, it will burn a little.

  11. QUESTION:
    Fastest way to get rid of a fever blister/cold sore?
    I was in the sun for 3 days straight and now I have like 4 or 5 cold sores on my mouth and they hurt really bad, I use chap stick like its candy, always have, always will but they aren't going away are there any home remedies that get rid of cold sores super fast?

    • ANSWER:
      I once had something similar happen to me. From the sun, there was one solid cold sore that completely encircled my lips. I never, never, never layed out in the sun again without lipbalm with sunscreen. Once you've had the sores for more than a couple of days, I don't know what will make it heal faster, but I will tell you that I my go-to remedy that completely prevents them from emerging in the first place is Cold Sores Begone. I apply it at the tingle, and that's all there is to it. I buy it at Whole Foods Market but its online also.

  12. QUESTION:
    how to get a rid of cold sores?
    I always seem to get cold sores, is there a home remedy i can use to get a rid of them fast and easy?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know any home remedies, but you can use Abreva, or a cheaper alternative is Orajel for cold sores?

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Cold Sores quickly?
    I have had a cold for the past 5 days. The day before yesterday I developed a cold sore. I wanted to know about fast ways to get rid of it and maybe some home remedies.

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      abreva, if u catch it early it will clear it up in a day

  14. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores fast, proms tomorrow!?
    Ok so ive had these cold sores for around three days now, ive been putting vinegar on them to dry them as my dad says to make them go faster but there not goin down mch and i have prom tomorrow night! :( im desperate for them to go but just dont know how, i cant buy any creams etc i need a home remedy.. can anyone help?! Please and thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    getting rid if cold sores?
    Hi everyone. So I have a big job interview in two days and today I got a cold sore!!!!! It's still pretty small and just in that beginning stage where it's red and swollen. Does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of it FAST?!?!?!?!?! Please help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the fastest most effective ways to get rid of cold sores?
    I need some really good ways to get rid of cold sores. I need some suggestions on things that could be found in my home (home remedies).

    • ANSWER:
      Keep the area dry..using Rubbing Alcohol helps. Try not to touch the area.
      And ABREVA is a cream, and usually expensive but works really well

  17. QUESTION:
    how do u get rid of cold sores fast!!?
    ok so i have one on my upper lip and ive been putting Carmex on it for like 2 days and its still there! and 2morrow is the first day of school for me!

    its to late for me to go to the store any home remedies!??
    please!!!

    why do u get them anyway??

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have had it now for 2 days, it will have to run its course, and should be gone within about a week. The only treatment that gets rid of cold sores quickly is a prescription medication called Valtrex, but you have to take it as soon as you feel the cold sore coming on.

      Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

      There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores. Only time will take care of that. But there is a good prescription medication for cold sores. It will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores.

      The absolute best treatment for cold sores is a prescription medication in pill form called Valtrex. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication. My doctor prescribed it for me for cold sores about five years ago and after taking it only a couple of times I hardly ever get a cold sore any more, and before Valtrex I was having several attacks a year. On the rare occasions that I do get one now, it is gone almost immediately when I take the medication - in about a day. In the meantime, here are a couple of informative links.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a cold sore and fast?
    Any home remedies or anything to get rid of them faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and are commonly transmitted by direct oral or genital contact where sold sores are present. It is an extremely common virus that the majority of the population will be exposed to at one time or another, though a lot of people do not show any signs or symptoms, such as the usual cold sores around the lips.

      Herpes can also be transmitted during birth with potentially fatal consequences for the child. Clearly, this is no laughing matter for expectant or soon to be expectant mothers.

      The usual time-frame for healing cold sores is one to two weeks. Even though the virus stays in the body for life, there are ways to be sure the virus remains dormant and to do away with recurring outbreaks. You can get rid of cold sores safely and permanently without any drugs.

      To prevent cold sores, follow these steps:

      1. Avoid close contact with people who have cold sores! This goes beyond kissing people who have cold sores. If someone who has cold sores touches their lip and then handles something that you handle, there is a chance for you will get cold sores if you touch your face.

      2. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. Harsh winds and intense sunlight can cause cold sore outbreaks.

      3. Use lip gloss with sunscreen This tip falls in line with the previous one. Lip gloss that contains sunscreen will help protect against flare ups.

      If you already have cold sores, you have a few viable options to cut back on recovery time and reduce outbreaks. Follow these steps to get rid of cold sores:

      1. Drink lots of fluids Lots of water and fruit juice will help reduce the time it takes for cold sores to recede.

      2. Use teabags You can put teabags on your cold sore area. There is a chemical in tea bags that act against the virus and help stop any further inflammation.

      3. Use Witch Hazel - Witch Hazel is an herb that grows naturally in North America, Japan, and China. An extract of witch hazel is used for various medicinal purposes, including stopping the effects of cold sores. You can likely find it at your local health food store.

      4. Use Salt - Small amounts of salt applied to the affected area will help do away with cold sores in a matter of days.

      5. Use aloe vera - Aloe vera is a very effective remedy for many skin ailments. It will help the reduce the pain and irritation of cold sores.

      Using these 5 techniques in tandem will do away with your cold sores in a matter of days for most people.

  19. QUESTION:
    cold sores/fever blisters how do u get rid of them>? FAST!!!!!?
    I had a cold sore/fever blister around my lip for a day and what can u do to get rid of them!!!!!!! what over the counter treatment can you get that works fast!!!!!!! i been cleaning it with alcohol and putting salt since those are things that kill bacteria should i be doing that??? any home remedies??????
    and how long they last?????

    • ANSWER:
      The best product i've found for cold or cranker sores in mouth in a product call campo phonec,not sure of that spelling,but ask the druggist for it....George

  20. QUESTION:
    Do anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?
    I have already got rid of the cold sore or fever blister but it left a mark on my lip that is going away slowly and I wanted to know if anyone knew anything to use to make it go away faster?

    • ANSWER:
      ice cube on the sore...a few minutes, then a few minutes off. Usually helps me. You can also buy a lip ointment called Herpecin (sounds like a herpes product but don't let that bother you). I had the flu years ago and ended up with very bad fever sores on my mouth and that was the only thing that helped. That stuff works like magic! Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a Cold Sore fast!?
    See I have this disgusting cold sore on the inside of my lip and hurts really bad. Can anybody tell me a home remedy to try and make it go away faster?

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      WOW don't we hate those cold sores I've had them all of my life.They typically show up around the mouth or lips, there commonly called fever blisters. You can apply the ice cube, or get campophonic. You can also get a prescription of zovirax from your doctor that well help.

      There is some preventive help to keep the sores down.Aviod kissing someone who has a cold sore.Get a new tooth brush after having one.Wear a hat and sun block your lips,try to keep your stress down.

      They can be contagious. Wash your hands,use your own towels,table ware and razors. Don't touch infected area, don't touch infected area then your eye that can cause serious infection

      Also my doctor back in the early 50's said I could be allergic to citrus to many apples and tomatoes well cause me greif. I hope this well help ya grandma sue

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a cold sore fast?
    O my god, I woke up with it... the horrible bright red burning mound right above my upper lip- so freaking gross. Are there any home remedies, or anything at all that might speed the going away process before I go back to work in 2 days and have to deal face to face with the public??
    O the horror.

    • ANSWER:
      U can put some toothpaste on it....it will help to dry it and go away faster...but also you can talk to you doctor and maybe he can prescribe something for it...

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a new cold sore FAST!?
    I woke up yesterday with a bump in the middle of my upper lip. A few hours after, it turned red and grew larger. I didn't do
    anything stressful, didn't kiss anyone with it, or anything else. How do I get rid of this fast? Spring break ends on SUNDAY and I need this gone so its not noticable at school. I am 13, and I don't want any medications. Any home remedies are good. :) thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Abreva should work good. It is expensive though.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to heal a cold sore fast?
    I get cold sores occasionally and they are so painful and take forever to heal. Does anyone know of any home remedies to heal them up faster, or maybe something over the counter I can get to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore? Advice and personal experiences would be appreciated!?
    Hey everyone, I'm 16 and I've been getting cold sores for just under 10 years now... I've tried most things, tablets, the creams, some home remedies, basically I've tried a lot of stuff... I'm just wondering if other people could give me some first hand experiences of how they've gotten rid of their cold sores fast, thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      Cut them out.

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a cold sore?
    Im using carmex right now, ive had this for like 2 days now. yesterday was when it kinda sprouted big and hurt. its also 11 at night so i cant run out to the store, any home remedies to help heal it faster? thanks!
    could also be a fever blister, not to sure what the difference is. i get these like once every 2 years or something. not very often

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I understand it, cold sores are viruses of the herpes variety and once you have the virus it will lie dormant and flare up every so often. I think, when the immune system is low, hence the reason they often occur around the time you have a cold.
      The only product I know which works is Zovirax which is an anti-viral cream. You should start applying it as soon as you feel that tingle which heralds the start of a cold sore, that's why I always keep a tube at home.
      If you feel a sore developing and do not have any Zovirax, I have found perfume or after shave applied to the site helps to dry it out. I guess the alcohol does that.

  27. QUESTION:
    OMG!! i have a cold sore!!!!?
    please!! help me! i have this cold sore in my mouth on my gum and it hurts soooo bad!! its goten bigger and i need something to reduce the pain (home remedies).. or something to get rid of it faster (again, home remedies)..
    please help! it hurts so bad!!

    10 points to B.A.
    thanks sooo much!!

    • ANSWER:
      there isn't much you can do to make it go away faster... you can buy stuff over the counter for cancker sores that contain lidocaine or another anestheic ending in "caine" which will numb the pain for a bit. gargle with warm salt water if you don't want to use an over the counter product. it will be gone within 5-7 days.

  28. QUESTION:
    get rid of cold sores!!! HELP!?
    well i know i cant get rid of them forever but just so it doesnt appear on my face.
    its actually on my mouth..not really the lip.
    the whole day i constantly put zovirax on it.
    but is there anyway to make it heal faster?
    i have plans with friends tommorow!
    thanks!
    any home remedies please.
    cuz its abit late to go out to the store to get other stuff
    what is Hydrogen Peroxide?
    where do i get it?

    • ANSWER:
      I sometimes use a q-tip dipped in Hydrogen Peroxide for cold sores. It dries them up really fast

  29. QUESTION:
    Would this make my cold sore worse?? How can i get rid of it FAST?
    I found a nasty cold sore on the corner of my mouth last night and finally decided to do something about it. would it hurt if i put oxy maximum strength acne treatment on it? (The active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide or would i be better off with chap stick and isopropyl alcohol? Are there any other quick home remedies known? Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      This what my friend does.. he pops it till all the pus is out then he puts on tooth paste yeah I know but it will dry up in like.. 3 days atleast.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of fever blisters/ cold sores?
    Tell me the best at home remedy or what is the best treatment to buy otc.
    I already have abreva and it only helps it heal 3 days faster and mine usually last 2 and a half weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to get them ALL THE TIME! drove me crazy but since I took Lysine (from the health food store) I barely get them at all. Just talk to the counter person and they will explain. also, talk to them about oil of oregano but be warned...its pretty much the WORST thing you will ever taste! haha! (but you can get around it) goodluck!

  31. QUESTION:
    healing cold sores at home :( ?
    i usually get a cold sore about every month (sometimes not)
    and i usually think it's just trying to tell me that i get my period soon.
    and it usually happens.

    i'm really sick of having cold sores. do i have some kind of virus?

    and i recently got a cold sore last night and now i got another one today and i really want to know how to get rid of it.
    (i got cold sore medicine that i use sometimes but it doesn't really heal fast)

    i want to find out a home remedy.
    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Try taking Lysene. It's cheaper than any rx, and easy to get. It's in the vitamin aisle.

  32. QUESTION:
    How Do I get rid of this Cold Sore in 1 day?
    i have a cold sore its not that bad i been putting carmex on it and its going away but i need some home remedies i could try to get rid of it faster i have 1 day to get rid out it

    • ANSWER:
      You need to find a small stick of "Silver Nitrate." Wet the end and cautorize it by touching it to the cold sore. This kills the virus dead and it will be gone in one day.

      It's not easy to find this because it is very poisonous and you don't want to swallow it. After touching it, let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wash out your mouth. The pharmacists has these sticks, but you will have to talk him into letting you have it because typically only doctors are allowed to get this.

      That will work in ONE DAY as you desired.

      good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    cold sore/fever blister how do u get rid of them fast>>!!?
    I had a cold sore/fever blister around my lip for a day and what can u do to get rid of them!!!!!!! what over the counter treatment can you get that works fast!!!!!!! i been cleaning it with alcohol and putting salt since those are things that kill bacteria should i be doing that??? any home remedies??????
    and how long for them to go away???

    • ANSWER:
      Just keep alot of lip balm on it. It will take about a week to clear up. My dad uses a little bit of foundation on his.

  34. QUESTION:
    ho do i get rid of a cold sore in a hour?
    i have a cold sore and i need to get rid of it REALLY REALLY fast because a party is coming up in just a couple of days ! does anyone have any home remedies that i can use ? HELP !!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a coldsore!! What is the fastest way to get rid of coldsores?
    Can anyone recommend me any home remedies or treatment for getting rid of cold sores the fastest? I have a date tomorrow night!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sandra,

      Hopefully this doesn't reach you too late. There are many options to getting rid of coldsores with home remedies, some that are immediate and some painstakingly slow.

      I'd highly recommend tea-tree Oil if you have any in your house. You may purchase this at any local grocery store or health store. Tea Tree oil is the strongest anti-coldsore cream there is.

      I don't really recommend abreva or any other "topical" cream out there.

      For Home remedies, I'd recommend:

      • Ice. Ice applied prior to your sore opening up tends to stop the herpes virus in its tracks - But will actually slow healing if applied after the sore blossoms.

      • Alcohol. (External not internal - save the party until you are cold sore free) Use a cotton swab or ball with alcohol to keep the sore sterile and clean. Use with any and all other treatments.

      • Lysine. Taken orally, will help heal your current cold sore quicker and may reduce future occurrences. Lysine is usually taken in doses of 2000 to 4000 mg. per day to get rid of a cold sore. Have not seen much success putting lysine directly on the cold sore.

      • Garlic. Crush a garlic clove and put the oil on the sore. If you have an Aloe Vera plant, put the leaf juice on after the garlic oil has been applied.

      • Tea bags. Use frozen wetted tea bags in place of ice. Use warm after cold sore blossoms open.

      • Zinc. Good topical and internal way to get rid of a cold sore fast. Do not use zinc oxide - will just sit on top of the skin. Use zinc sulfate or zinc gluconate for topical application. Zicam is a gel form of zinc gluconate used for common colds that costs about .00. For internal use, take a good vitamin and mineral supplement that provides 15 to 25 milligrams.

  36. QUESTION:
    Home remedy to get rid of a pimple?
    I have pretty clear skin - luckily. However, sometimes I get zits around my mouth. Right now I have one on the edge of my bottom and it HURTS because of it's location. I know for a fact it's a pimple and not a cold sore. Know any good home remedies to get zits to go away faster??

    • ANSWER:
      toothpaste sometimes scar and burn depending on which ones you use.
      try dabbing tea tree oil on affected areas.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore?
    I have a date tomorrow, and i would love to know, home remedies, or something to get rid of it, or reduce swelling, or something. I have tried ice, alcohol, and campo-phinique.... HELP D: ?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    HELP! Cold sore home remedies! - Well redness around the mouth?
    I think a cold sore is coming on since i alreaddy have lots of redness to the left of my mouth. i think its relaly noticable.

    I want it gone by tomorrow but obviously its not gonna go that fast. thing is to be honest i know its contagous and yh i think you get it now (kissing). WHY THI WEEKEND OUT OF ALL WEEKENDS! Sorry im alittle annioed lol.

    Well anybody know any home remedees or anything that will get rid of it. im getting the invisible patchs now and i have tried zovirax but its not wokring and i have alredy been using it for about 4 days now

    Please Help !
    X

    • ANSWER:
      it might sound sorta repulsive but ass ointment works wonders on those terrible sores, i have plenty of them around my penis and all i do is throw alittle of my butt cream on and its gone within minutes

  39. QUESTION:
    URGENT!!! Home remedy to cure cold sores?!?!?!?
    I just got a cold sore from all the stress. I lost the medicine for it. I have a friend coming over tomorrow and I need a way to get rid of this fast!! Any way to help???

    • ANSWER:
      Cold sores are caused by a viral infection, the only known cure is an anti viral product like Zovirax, even this does not work after the sore has been developed, people who get them frequently know that they get a familiar tingling sensation at the site, usually the lips, the anti viral has to be taken then to have any chance of the sore developing, there are no known 'natural' remedies.

      EDIT: Nothing personal, but tree oil, the main constituent of Canker Spanker has NO effect on Hepes Simplex (cold sores), apart from the product mentioned, this link will give you more information on it's management.

  40. QUESTION:
    Fastest and most effective way to get rid of a cold sore?
    I just got a nasty cold sore on my lip (YUCK!) I have tried abreva, which kinda sucks. I just bought lysine and I dont know what to think about it. Are there any home remedies that work better than the OTC stuff? Also, is it better to dry it out or to keep it moisterized? Can I wear makeup over it?

    • ANSWER:
      A cold sore is a version of the herpes virus. It is different from the genital herpes virus but can be transmitted to the genitals if the facial herpes comes in contact with the genitals. It is important to be careful during a cold sore outbreak. Don't touch your lips and then touch your eyes or nose or genitals. These areas are the most prone to contracting herpes. You can also pass this virus to another person by touching the other person with the infected area.

      Cold sores are very resilient. The herpes virus connects to your nerve system and attacks the infected area. The virus then goes into a state of hibernation before your immune system can attack it. This enables it to go undetected by your body and remain with you for your entire lifetime. Chicken pox is another form of herpes which remains in your body and can later resurrect as shingles when you are older.

      Don't let this information frighten you. This is only a precaution so that you don't encounter anymore awkward situations in your life. Cold sores on your lips are embarrassing enough. With proper handling during an outbreak, you can limit your cold sores to only attacking your lips. You may be able to even prevent further outbreaks.

      There are several treatments for cold sores. Here are the most effective remedies.

      1. Abreva. This is an over-the-counter cream that attacks the herpes virus and shortens the time of an outbreak. It is best to apply Abreva at the initial tingling sensation of a cold sore, before it appears on your lip.

      2. Valtrex. This is a prescription medication usually intended for genital herpes. It is sometimes subscribed for cold sores also. Talk to your general doctor or a specialist about possible prescription treatments.

      3. Limit stress. Since the herpes virus is connected to your nervous system, a primary trigger of a cold sore outbreak is stress. Change your lifestyle to limit the amount of stress in your life. Practice stress relieving exercises such as meditation or yoga. A cold sore is often referred to as a worry wart. It is a visible sign that you are under physical or mental stress. A cold sore outbreak often causes a person to feel embarrassed which causes more stress and lengthens the time of the outbreak.

      4. Ice. Sudden changes in weather places stress upon your body. Cold sores often attack in early spring and late fall when temperatures can change drastically from day to day. Intense cold usually helps to counteract an attack. When you feel the initial tingling sensation of a cold sore outbreak, press a piece of ice on your lip where you have the outbreaks. Let the ice touch your bare skin while you hold the ice with a clean cloth. Practice this 3 times per day with a new cloth until the cold sores have disappeared. If you catch it early, you can often eliminate an outbreak.

      5. Chapstick. Keep your lips clean and moist. Don't allow your lips to chap or feel stress from the weather. Avoid allowing the cold sore to come in contact with saliva or water. After washing your face, towel dry the infected area thoroughly. During an outbreak, don't apply makeup to an infected area. The chemicals in the makeup may have negative interactions with the cold sore and prolong the outbreak.

      6. Sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can trigger a herpes outbreak, even during the winter. Apply sunscreen to the areas affected by cold sores. This will help prevent possible outbreaks.

      7. Keep your immune system strong. Herpes usually attacks when your immune system is the weakest. A cold sore outbreak can even be an early sign of another oncoming illness such as the flu or a cold. Eat a healthy diet and take Vitamin C. Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.

      Cold Sore
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_sore

  41. QUESTION:
    Cold sore? How can i get rid of it fast and what else should i do for it?
    I can feel a weird tingle by my lip, and i pinched it to try and make it stop, it didnt work. so i asked my mom what it was and she said it was a cold sore and i looked up stuff about it and that confirmed im getting one. you cant see it but i can feel it. i put some abreva on it but i really dont wanna go to school with a cold sore, its bad enough ive got a megasized painful zit on my chin.

    what else can i do to get rid of it real fast? i cant go to the store right now, but suggestions for creams will be good too :]

    home remedies of some kind maybe? and which ones you expect (or know) work best.

    • ANSWER:
      Abreva works best.. And sorry to say, it's not a zit.. You have herpes.

      Good news it though, that the herpes virus in cold sores (Herpes Simplex Version 1) isn't harmful, but is very contagious. Don't worry, it's not genital herpes and infact most people have this virus.

      Just keep putting Abreva on it and it should go down soon.

  42. QUESTION:
    cold sore, how to get rid of it!!?
    I got a cold sore around saturday morning. its nasty, anywho i have been putting that herpes medicine on it HL30. and someone told me to make tea and then put the used tea bag on it. two ?s. cold or hot tea, and how much quicker does it go away after that?

    can i pick it? will that make it go faster? or slower?
    any other home remedies?

    thanks in advance!!!!!!!

    =]]
    oh and my lips are like deteriorating... like pieces of my lips are peeling off!!?

    • ANSWER:
      I have always had to let them run their corse. I've never heard of the med you are taking, but Valtrex is really good. I know most people associate it with Herpes Simplex 2 (below the waist) But if you take it when you get that "feeling" on your mouth, you will notice it goes away or comes up and is not as bad as previously, and doesnt last near as long. About the tea: Apply a tea bag for few minutes on the blisters, repeat this every hour. One can also consider pressing a warm tea bag on the blisters for approximately 30 minutes.

      More info at:

      http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Cold-Sores.html

  43. QUESTION:
    i need help with a cold sore now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    omg i have like 4 cold sores on my lip that wont go away i dont want to buy any abreva or stuff like that carmex dosent help either its fat and gross i want to get rid of it fast!!!!!!!!!!!! are there any home remedies i could use to make it go away???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    umm, i meant without buying anything and also i heard putting that tinactin powder spray makes the goop in side goo away it that true

    • ANSWER:
      Hold ice cubes directly on each of them for at least 15 minutes. Remove ice briefly for 5 to 10 minutes, then re-apply for another 15 minutes. Keep doing this for about 2 to 3 hours.
      By tomorrow morning they should be greatly reduced if not gone completely. Reapply ice if needed or wanted.

  44. QUESTION:
    my nose is stuffed, my throat is sore, and my heart rate is fast? How do I get rid of my cold in 1 day?
    alright so like yesterday I woke up and my throat was really dry. Then, my nose started to get more and more stuffier. I had to breath through my mouth. My heart rate is also fast now.

    So, this is pretty much a cold.

    But, I have HAVE to go to school tomorrow. I have to do all these things and it's important. It's those days where I can't miss it.

    So, i was wondering if anyone has any home remedies to get rid of my cold, at least decrease it by tomorrow. I'm only a young teen by the way.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for a reaaally annoying cold/cough/sore throat?!?!?
    I really want to get rid of it, and fast! It's irritating me to death. I have a sore throat, a gross cough, stuffed up nose that i can't seem to get rid of no matter how many kleenex boxes i go through, and my head is all stuffed up and i get tired easily. plleassse help =[

    • ANSWER:
      For the sore throat, put two tablespoons of honey and 2 of lemon juice into a glass or mug of hot water and drink, the honey will soothe your throat.

      For the stuffed nose try putting your head over a bowl of hot water with some eucalyptus if you have it and place a towel over your head so you are breathing in the steam. Hope you get better soon!!

  46. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a cold FAST !!!?
    I've got a sore throat and im all blocked up. im going away this weekend. Can anyone suggest some herbal or home remedies ?!?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Blow Your Nose Often -- and the Right Way
      It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose: Press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Wash your hands after blowing your nose.

      2.Stay Rested
      Resting when you first come down with a cold or the flu helps your body direct its energy toward the immune battle. This battle taxes the body. So give it a little help by lying down under a blanket.

      3: Gargle
      Gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring temporary relief. Try a teaspoon of salt dissolved in warm water, four times daily. To reduce the tickle in your throat, try an astringent gargle -- such as tea that contains tannin -- to tighten the membranes. Or use a thick, viscous gargle made with honey, popular in folk medicine. Steep one tablespoon of raspberry leaves or lemon juice in two cups of hot water; mix with one teaspoon of honey. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before gargling. Honey should never be given to children less than 1 year old.

      4. Drink Hot Liquids
      Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, help prevent dehydration, and can soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat.

      5. Take a Steamy Shower
      Steamy showers moisturize your nasal passages and relax you. If you're dizzy from the flu, run a steamy shower while you sit on a chair nearby and take a sponge bath.

      6. Use a Salve Under Your Nose
      A small dab of mentholated salve under your nose can open breathing passages and help soothe the irritated skin at the base of the nose. Menthol, eucalyptus and camphor all have mild numbing ingredients that may help relieve the pain of a nose rubbed raw.

      7. Apply Hot or Cold Packs Around Your Congested Sinuses
      Either temperature may help you feel more comfortable. You can buy reusable hot or cold packs at a drugstore. Or make your own. Take a damp washcloth and heat it for 55 seconds in a microwave (test the temperature first to make sure it's right for you.) Or take a small bag of frozen peas to use as a cold pack.

      8. Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
      This will help with the drainage of nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope.

      9. Don't Fly Unless Necessary
      There's no point adding stress to your already stressed-out upper respiratory system, and that's what the change in air pressure will do. Flying with cold or flu congestion can hurt your eardrums as a result of pressure changes during takeoff and landing. If you must fly, use a decongestant and carry a nasal spray with you to use just before takeoff and landing. Chewing gum and swallowing frequently can also help relieve pressure.

      Remember, serious conditions can masquerade as the common cold and a mild infection can evolve into something more serious. If you have severe symptoms or are feeling sicker with each passing day, see a doctor.

      From : webmd.com

  47. QUESTION:
    cold sore help!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    omg i have like 4 cold sores on my lip that wont go away i dont want to buy any abreva or stuff like that carmex dosent help.i repeat i do not want to buy ANYTHING!!! its fat and gross i want to get rid of it fast!!!!!!!!!!!! are there any home remedies i could use to make it go away?? and also i heard putting that tinactin powder spray makes the goop in side goo away it that true

    • ANSWER:
      Use this link below.

  48. QUESTION:
    Help getting rid of a scar from a cold sore?
    Someone told me to put lemon juice on the cold sore so I did and the sore healed quickly but it left this really dark brown scar.

    Vitamin E hasn't worked for me. Is there a faster remedy other then Mederma that I could do at home? I don't want to get laser surgery and it hasn't lightened when I left it alone.

    How effective is lemon juice and honey?

    Covering up with makeup has worked but I would really like it to be gone. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      So it is completely healed? If so, there is no way to get rid of the scar, because that scar represents a point of infection, just like you can;t get rid of herpes, you can;t get rid of the scar because the scar is part of the herpes infection. Sorry if it sounds confusing, but all you can do is cover it up.

  49. QUESTION:
    Cold sore help fast help?
    Today (12/31/10) I woke up with a huge cold sore on the right side of my lip. School starts on the 4th on January. So as you can see I dont want to go to school looking like this. I realize you cant get rid of a cold sore in 4 days but is there any way to speed it up. it is supposed to take 8-10 days to get rid of a cold sore but i dont want it to take that long?. Any home remedies that work? I dont want to spend more then

    • ANSWER:
      Abreva usually works for me, you can get it at the drug store from - bucks. Good Luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    cold sore & rubbing alcohol?
    well i just got a cold sore, and school starts this monday, i want to get rid of it, i hear that rubbing alcohol works pretty good but im scared because it already opened like the cold sore already popped idk how to say it, nd im scared that itll burn will it burn? since its open ? what else can i do do make it go away fast besides buying products? home remedies, thankss !

    • ANSWER:
      The absolute best product must be purchased. It's called Abreva.

      Home remedies, such as rubbing alcohol will help. Yes, if there's a cut, it will sting a little. But I haven't heard of one home remedies that remove it as fast as Abreva.

      Good luck and God bless.


Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Herpes

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 29•12

Bacterial vaginosis can be a persistent disease. Bacterial vaginosis is typically caused by the multiplication of the harmful bacteria in the vagina. Here are some home remedies to help you get rid of bacterial vaginosis.

You can use grapefruit seed extract to get rid of bacterial vaginosis. Grapefruit seed extract is used to fight viruses, parasites, bacteria. As such, it is help you get rid of bacterial vaginosis. Use it as a douche by diluting a teaspoon of it in two cups of water. Do not apply this directly to your vagina as it might cause allergic reactions or irritation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    any home remedies/natural remidies for genital herpes?
    well.i contracted it from my husband. we usually try to be safe about this, but i suppose our luck ran out this time. my pride is hurt and im having trouble coping with the fact that i now have genital herpes. now my question is, is there a fast natural way to get rid of or help get rid of an outbreak? how can i do so? what should i eat? any creams? i really need help. please. please. please. i would just like someones input

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear about that. Lysine is a natural antiviral which can help get rid of out breaks, it may not work as fast as antiviral medication but it can help. Also Epsom salts baths help with the pain. Don't use creams on the out breaks they should be kept clean and dry to promote faster healing.
      As for coping take it a day at a time for now, I know it's hard to accept but things do get better over time.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the little bumps on my penis do to herpes!?
    Is there any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      There are creams and medications you can take to help get rid of the bumps but if it is herpes you will have the virus for life.
      It could be some in grown hairs or a bacterial infection. If you really want to know you should get tested for herpes before you treat it with some thing that could cause more harm then good and don't be embarrassed about seeing a doctor, it's very common to have herpes and they have seen it all before.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a cold sore?
    My family and I are going to Washington D.C for a wedding for spring vacation. And my sister has a cold sore. I'm not letting her touch me, (Are they contagious? & Aren't they a form of herpes?). Yeah so give me some advice or some home remedies. Thanxx.

    • ANSWER:
      Remember that most people actually already have the virus. In fact, 80% of the population have the virus in their body because it's so easy to catch. Most people get it when they're children, usually from mommy's kisses. It's just that most people don't get breakouts, or get them very infrequently or with very mild symptoms that they don't really notice. Since she's your sister, there's a good chance you already carry the virus, you just don't have any noticeable symptoms. That said, the virus can mutate over time and spread, so it's still a good idea to avoid sharing drinks with her until her symptoms are gone.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of mouth ulcers that are spreading?
    I don't really know if this is a mouth ulcer or herpes or whatever, but my entire right cheek is in constant pain and i'm having difficulty talking and eating. I started with one, but 2 days later I have 3-4 all jumbled together in one spot :/

    My mom bought something that's supposed to soothe them, but my cheek still aches. I doubt I would be able to get a hold of any products you would be able to recommend, since I don't live in the US. But do you maybe have some home remedies to get rid of them, or at least dull the pain? I've been using mouthwash every couple of hours, but i've heard salt water helps?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      They aren't herpes. Mouth ulcers take 7days to heal - and yes they are awful. Bonjela is soothing. Alcohol - whisky,port etc washed about the mouth can help dull the pain. - so does salt water.
      However you need to work out what is causing them. Sugared soft drinks, apples, grapes, orange juice etc will give me ulcers.
      Cavities can cause ulcers and so can cutting the gum.
      Change your toothpaste to a sensitive brand and get a new tooth brush.
      If you can stand it, clean the ulcer with a cloth before treating it.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a coldsore? (read info)?
    im 11 years old and i have a coldsore but i did not kiss anybody , not even my family. i never share drinks with anybody either! i know these are herpes.. but i dont understand how a 11 yer old has one it started out as dry lips, then turned into a cut on both corners of my lips, and now they cold sores on both corners. I use so much for it but nothing works.
    Two Questions:
    how can i get rid of them fast (without buying more meds?)
    and how did i get them?

    I have already used:
    Abreva (DOCOSANOL 10% CREAM "COLD SORE TREATMENT")
    Zilactin "Early relief cold sore Gel"
    Polysporin (minimizes appearance of scars & takes germs away)
    Anbesol GEL "immediat pain relief of cold sores"

    Any good home remedies or something ..? i cant stand this ... they are at both corners of my lips and they circle around and look like im a clown ..Help!!!!! and when i wake up in the morning they get all crusty and dry again.. cause i breathe out of my mouth because I have a stuffy nose.. Grrrr.
    I know im 11 and under age for Yahoo answers but im desperate to get rid of these th ings!!!
    There has to be some quick cure please help .. I look sooo ugly and people are going to think i have herpes and kissed somebody .. but i didnt!!

    Two Questions for you to answer please...
    1. Why do I have cold sores (herpes)
    2. Any home remedies to get rid of them fast?

    • ANSWER:
      do not panic. it's fine over 80 percent of the population has some type of herpes. i got my first cold sore in the third grade and like you had never kissed anyone. i know it doesn't seem fair but you're really making it a bigger deal than it is. you could ask your mom to miss school but since it's christmas break i don't think you even have school anymore.
      herpes is not the end of the world, you can still lead a normal life. abreva will help speed up the healing process. both your cold sores will be gone within two weeks. you probably caught herpes from sharing lipstick or chapstick with someone. you could have even gotten it from a kiss on the cheek. there are many ways but you shouldn't focus on that. just don't stress out and avoid chapped lips and you should keep the cold sores to a minimum. don't worry about it. herpes is just a MINOR detail in your life. it's extremely common and not everyone that has it is flipping out

  6. QUESTION:
    cold sore, how to get rid of it!!?
    I got a cold sore around saturday morning. its nasty, anywho i have been putting that herpes medicine on it HL30. and someone told me to make tea and then put the used tea bag on it. two ?s. cold or hot tea, and how much quicker does it go away after that?

    can i pick it? will that make it go faster? or slower?
    any other home remedies?

    thanks in advance!!!!!!!

    =]]
    oh and my lips are like deteriorating... like pieces of my lips are peeling off!!?

    • ANSWER:
      I have always had to let them run their corse. I've never heard of the med you are taking, but Valtrex is really good. I know most people associate it with Herpes Simplex 2 (below the waist) But if you take it when you get that "feeling" on your mouth, you will notice it goes away or comes up and is not as bad as previously, and doesnt last near as long. About the tea: Apply a tea bag for few minutes on the blisters, repeat this every hour. One can also consider pressing a warm tea bag on the blisters for approximately 30 minutes.

      More info at:

      http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Cold-Sores.html

  7. QUESTION:
    I don't know if this is weird to ask but I'm curious...?
    When someone gets genital warts, can they totally get rid of them or do they never completely go away, kinda like herpes (I think)? Do they go away by themselves? Are they dangerous? Also, can they be spread easily through things like toilet seats? Are there any home remedies for them?

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts can be removed by a doctor, but usually go away on their own within 2 years. (You are correct, herpes never goes away, but can go dormant for long periods.) There are no home remedies for genital warts. You are unlikely to get them from a toilet seat, as they are passed best by skin to skin contact.

      Genital warts are caused by the HPV virus, which has many different strains. Some of these cause warts, but these aren't dangerous. Others do not cause warts, but like to infect the cells of the cervix, at the opening of the uterus, and can cause these cells to become cancerous. These are the strains of HPV that are high-risk and can lead to cervical cancer. You can help protect yourself from this by getting the Gardasil vaccination, using a condom when having sex, and getting annual Pap smears once you are sexually active. The Pap smear will pick up any abnormal cells in time for your doctor to supervise the situation or remove the lesion before it becomes cancer.

  8. QUESTION:
    I have a bump on my lip?Help!?
    I Have some sort of bump on my lower lip,its not herpes or a pimple[i think] because its just skin[im pretty sure]So are there any home remedies i can put on it to get rid of it?
    ..But Its Not Cancer.........
    Its On The Outside

    • ANSWER:
      If it doesn't go away in a couple of days, go to the doctor. Until then, wear lipstick. No on will notice. No one will care.

  9. QUESTION:
    Questions about cold sores? (Please help me!)?
    Okay, so I get cold sores easily when I get colds where I have to blow my nose a lot. I usually get them under my nose. They usually are under both nostrils and look like this, but a little more red and bigger / more of them:
    http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/articles/health_tools/cold_sores_slideshow/dermnet_photo_of_herpes_sore_under_nose.jpg
    http://www.effective-home-remedies.com/herpeslabial.jpg
    They usually start to get kind of crusty and a little yellow by the second day. I've been treating them with Abreva and once they got crusty with triple antibiotic ointment. My questions are:
    1. What exactly is a cold sore? I know it is caused by a virus and that it's virtually impossible to get rid of them, but what exactly are they?
    2. Am I treating them correctly and how can I get rid of them faster or at least reduce the redness without taking any oral medicine or having to go to the doctor?
    3. How can I prevent them without getting worse? I've heard that sunlight and anything cold makes them worse. Why is this and what else should I avoid?
    4. Is there anything else I should know and how can I prevent getting them in the future when I have colds?
    Thank you!
    They also tend to itch. Why is that and how can I stop it? THanks to any answers to any of my questions!

    • ANSWER:
      I can relate, I get cold sores all the time too - especially in the winter.

      The trick is to catch them at the "tingly" stage. If you can either get some Abreva on it then or even just some simple toothpaste, you might stop it from breaking out.

      As far as what to avoid, I've found putting any type of lip balm or anything else on them only makes matters worse. I once read that putting honey on it helps - it didn't. It was awful. I always try to dry it out.

      Stress is a huge part of cold sores so to prevent them, try to reduce your stress. Change your toothbrush regularly and get lots of vitamin C.

      Hope that helps.

  10. QUESTION:
    I have a huge,painful cold/canker sore on the left side of my cheek, any home rememedies/solutions?!?
    I'm not sure if this is a strand of non-sexually spread herpes, or if it's because i originally bit the spot where the sore is, thus creating a raised bump, and made it 1,000 times worse chewing on it (yes i know,idiotic) in class the other day. Now, part of it is a raised lump, and the other is a nasty, slightly indented sore with a whitish-yellow coating.

    This cold sore is miserable to live with, it seems impossible to eat, brush my teeth, and sometimes talk.

    Does anyone have any natural remedies, not over the counter, to get rid of cold sores? What I'm asking is, does anyone have any ideas for a natural cure that I could find in my household?

    P.s.- I've tried gargling and swishing with Apple Cider Vinegar & salt, does anyone know if this helps, or makes it worse?

    • ANSWER:
      The best remedy is wild oil of oregano from the health food store. It will also get rid of gum/tooth abcesses! Second best is a half/half solution of mouthwash and hydrogen peroxide -- hold it in your mouth for about 30 seconds -- do 2 treatments back to back. Just don't swallow it... You can also put this on a cotton ball and hold it over the area with your tongue. Good luck.


Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Cold Sores

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 28•12

The most common things to cause a sore throat are viral infections, such as a cold, flu, and a bacterial infection. Apart from these there are other things which can cause a sore throat. These include smoking, allergies, dry air, mouth breathing, and changing weather, throat abuse such as singing, shouting, coughing, infected tonsils, and food allergies. Some of these causes you can avoid and others you cannot. Try some of the following home remedies to get rid of sore throat.

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Nasal Passages- Keep it clear by practicing anulome-vilome pranayam. This yoga practice is very helpful to cure sore throat. When dealing with a sore throat, best to keep your nasal passages clear. This means do not open your mouth when sleeping, if possible. Sleeping with your mouth open can cause a dry mouth and lead to a sore throat. Proper rest is the best home remedies when dealing with any kind of ailment. Get proper rest when you are dealing with a sore throat. Resting leaves more energy to fight any infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is good home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    Okay, so i need a good quick fix for this cold sore. It's been there for a day now, i have been putting Abreva on it, but I need it to be gone by 6:00 tonight! Any good home remedies that work quick! Thanks ahead!

    • ANSWER:
      i had a cold sore last week.
      i told my grandfather to stop and get me some blistex or something but instead he came home with that chap stick stuff lol.
      i decided to use it anyway and my sore was totally gone 3 days after.
      the day after i used it it wasnt even bubbly or hurting anymore.

  2. QUESTION:
    fast home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    Can someone please give me some home remedies for getting rid of coldsores. I am really sick of this coldsore and i just want it gone asap

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    home remedies that get rid of cold sores fast?
    i need a cold sore remedy that will clear up this cold sore. everybody says that if you feel it coming on you can stop it before it shows up and i tried that by putting some abreva on it but that didnt work. and i've been using the abreva for a day and its only gotten bigger.

    i need some home remedies that actually work that'll clear up this cold sore before i have to go back to school. luckily school is closed tomorrow, and hopefully we'll get tuesday off to for the snow so if the remedy could work in like a day that would be amazing.

    ps dont say abreva cause it doesnt work.
    thankss
    and im just wondering if i tried to cover it up with make up would that hurt it?

    • ANSWER:
      blistex lip balm

  4. QUESTION:
    is there home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    i use to get them once a yr,now about every other.any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some easy home remedies to get rid of cold sores ?

    • ANSWER:
      it takes 7 to 10 days to make such period short just eat healthy food

  6. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies to help get rid of cold sores. Or at least to reduce the appearance.?
    anything that works.

    • ANSWER:
      apply some Neat (undiluted) Essential oil of Lavender and/or Oil of Oregano to the distressed site.

      /Jerome

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of cold sores and fast!!!?
    Im going to a wedding with my boyfriend of 3 weeks this weekend, and Im meeting his whole family and I don't want their first impression of me to be...hey that was the girl with the herpe on her lip. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Imaka (above) is right, unfortunately you just have to let them run their course. But as far as home remedies, a Lysine supplement will help the virus from multiplying, and taking acidophilus will help your immune system fight the virus as well.

      One thing that works really well is the liquid form of Super Lysine+. You can take them both orally and apply the drops on your lip (use a Q-tip!), and both help the cold sores heal faster.

      Also, the best over-the-counter ointment that you could put on it is Carmex. I know they have Abreva and Campho-Phenique, but I've tried all of these and I was surprised to find that Carmex really does work the quickest.

      The last time I had a really bad cold sore I went to a health food store and asked a lady that worked there about them. She printed off this huge list of supplements that will help heal and prevent cold sores. I'm sorry I don't have the list with me or else I'd write everything down for you, but I'm sure if you go to a store and do the same they could help! :)

  8. QUESTION:
    Whats a good home remedy that gets rid of cold sores??
    I got a cold sore on my the side of my mouth and it hurts whenever i open my mouth like u wouldnt believe. I never used to get them until lately.. any ideas as to what home remedies would help it at all>??

    • ANSWER:
      Lysine--it is a supplement at any drug store. Works great!!

  9. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to get rid of cold sores?

    • ANSWER:
      There are some home remedies you can do to heal or get rid of cold sores.
      The first remedy is to use ice. Make an ice pack and put it on the cold sore for several minutes or just take an ice cube and rub it on the cold sore for several minutes. Repeat this every hour.The ice helps to calm the inflamed area.
      Or you can take a warm wet tea bag and press it on the cold sore either for a few minutes every hour or for just 30 minutes a few times a day. The tea helps reduce inflammation which helps to start healing of the cold sore.
      Another remedy for helping heal cold sores is witch hazel. You can find it at any pharmacy or drug store. You can also find it at stores like Walmart. You just apply some of it on the cold with a cotton ball. You should do this at least a couple of times a day until the sore is healed.
      Or you can apply aloe vera gel on the cold sore a few times a day to help calm the inflamed tissue and promote healing.
      You can also wet your finger put salt on it the put it the salt on the cold sore. This helps to dry the tissue and promote healing. It may burn but it will calm down after a few minutes. You should do this a few times a day.
      Lemon balm extract is also good for helping ease symptoms and inflammation of a cold sore and helps to heal it.
      Even some research has shown that eating licorice helps heal and prevent cold sores. It contains an ingredient that heals cold sores, but you need to make sure it is real licorice.
      You can put cold milk on a colds sore too. Just dip a cottonball in some milk and put it on the cold sore.It also eases symptoms and helps it to heal.
      All of these home remedies will help a cold sore to heal. It's also important that you should never pick at a cold sore because it could cause an infectionAlso do not put any kind of make up or cosmetics on a cold sore because they could irritate it even more.
      I hope I was able to give you some home remedies that will help to heal and get rid of a cold sore. Best of luck. Hope I helped.

  10. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies to get rid of cold sores?

    • ANSWER:
      I never had any luck with home remedies and I tried several that were listed above. I didn't even have luck with the over the counter medicines (although I hear Abreva works well but that came out after I went to the doctor). I use prescription Valtrex and Zovirax. If you get them frequently, you'll need to be on Valtrex for a few months to supress them in your immune system. Make sure to keep you hands clean, because you can spread them to others. Good luck to you! They are so painful!

  11. QUESTION:
    Whats a good home remedy to get rid of cold sores?
    im 16 and i have a cold sore in the corner of my mouth, how can i get rid of it fast and at home?

    • ANSWER:
      perfume dries it up a treat - stings a little. Or you could try a commercial product like zofirex.

  12. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for cold sores.I have to get rid of one by the weekend.?

    • ANSWER:
      saltwater

  13. QUESTION:
    Natural/Home remedies to get rid of cold sores.?

    • ANSWER:
      You can find best home remedies at http://home-remedy.info/skin-problems/cold-sores.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    Please help! How to get rid of a cold sore FAST...?
    I have an extremely important date tomorrow, that cannot be canceled, and this morning I woke up with this huge embarrassing cold sore, on my upper lip. Now I cannot go to the store to buy anything really, the only thing I have here is blixtex, but it hasn't worked at all, in fact my sore has got a lot bigger since this morning, any home remedies, or anything at all that can get rid of this?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for cold sores?
    I have a huge cold sore on my lip and I need a home remedy do get rid of it quick or a way to make it small enough for people not to notice
    please help asap
    xellie

    • ANSWER:
      Try The Canker Spanker, I love, love, love it! It's super fast on healing cold sores and can be used to prevent the little suckers. Good luck, you can find it online.

  16. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for cold sores?
    I got cold sores on my inner bottom lip from my braces. I have 2 small cold sores and i want to get rid of them.

    Does anyone know any good home remedies for cold sores?

    • ANSWER:
      Those are canker sores. Cold sores are caused by a virus, while canker sores are caused by something irritating your inside lip.

      The best "home remedy" would be to eat soft, cold food that doesn't irritate your canker sore (ice cream?), and to handle stress. Studies have shown that stress tends to coincide with more canker sores.

      Be gentle with your canker sore when brushing!

  17. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to get rid of a cold sore over night?
    I have a sore in the crease of where my lips part and it hurts a lot. I want it gone. I need something to get rid of it now!!! Thing is it has to be something in my house??? HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Overnight? Never, no way, no how.

      It's just not going to happen.

  18. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of cold sores?
    I need the best home remedies to get rid of cold sores, and in like 3 days or so.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There are ways to reduce the size of the cold sore and shorten healing time, but not in 3 days. Ice works to reduce swelling, also the abreva thing. There are websites with more answers, just type home remedies for cold sores in the search bar and it will bring up a ton of them, then just pick one or more. Goodluck

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to get rid of a cold sore?
    Thank you so much! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Cold sores are caused by a virus. There are some (very few) anti-virals available, but even they won't do anything if the cold sore has 'erupted', they would need to be applied when the sore has not developed fully.

      There's very few treatments for viruses. If there was a home remedy for them it'd be snapped up by drug companies many years ago.

      Edit: Bicarb of soda? Honestly that's ridiculous! A cutting edge anti-viral sitting on your kitchen shelf? Wow! Someone give the girl a Nobel prize for medicine! Vitamins, aspirin, paracetamol etc aren't patented but drug companies make a nice profit off them all the same.......

  20. QUESTION:
    Natural remedy to get rid of cold sores?
    is there a home remedy for cold sores that i can use and that will work very quickly. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      At the first hint of a cold sore try the supplement L-Lysine. You can also take it in lower doses as a preventative. Speaking of preventatives, if you are prone to cold sores, go get a lip balm that has an SPF factor of at least 30. Keep putting it on anytime you will be out in the sun.

  21. QUESTION:
    Whats a quick home remedy way to get rid of cold sores fast?

    • ANSWER:
      my husband gets them and as soon as he notices an outbreak he puts ice on them, works really fast!
      But you should also get a medicated chap stick.
      In general to avoid them, keep your lips moisturized (chap stick), use straws for drinks in restaurants and be aware of sun and heat (use sunblock).

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a cold sore overnight using home remedies? PLEASE ANSWER.?
    Doesn't need to be overnight, just quickly without using any cream/med. Thanks.
    I have one on my lip.

    • ANSWER:
      I currently have a cold sore & am pregnant so I didn't want to use any meds/creams either. I've been using a paste of sea salt & warm water & applying it every 2 hrs. or so. It's only been 2 days & it's definitely dried up & starting to go away already. Hope it works for you too!

  23. QUESTION:
    A quick and home remedy way to get rid of cold sores?

    • ANSWER:
      If you mean cold sores on your mouth, for some reason Carmex has always worked wonders for me anyway. If I have one started I put Carmex on it and it goes away.

      If you mean cold sores (canker sores?) inside your mouth, rinsing them with Maalox or other liquid antacid works well. If it's really bad, I soak a cotton ball with Maalox and pack it against the canker, and it's very soothing.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are some natural home remedies for cold sores?
    Omg I woke up and had these blisters and they hurt neverrrrrrr had it to this extent ughh!! Please I need to get rid of these I have classes and this is so unattractive.
    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try Quantum superLysine ointment cold sore treatment and super Immune Astragalus/olive leaf Lysine. They works great.

  25. QUESTION:
    Get rid of cold sore quickly?? Home remedies??
    Well, I woke up this morning with one tiny little blister. I thought it was a pimple at first but if I look at it close enough I can tell it's more of a fever blister/cold sore. It's really tiny and hasn't fully blown up yet, so I was wondering if anyone had some easy ways to get rid of this before it gets bigger?? Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Apply an ice cube at the first sign of a cold sore or fever blister. Stops it in its track! The outbreak is minimal and they seem to be less frequent over time. Apply off and on for about 15 minutes, for a few minutes each time. The trick is to get the ice to it quickly when you first notice it coming on.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to eliminate cold sores with home remedies a few days after you've already had it?
    I have a cold sore and I've had it for 3 days now and I've been researching about cold sores and researching home remedies and I just wanted to know if I can get rid of my cold sore now or if it's already too late and I'll just have to wait? Someone please answer this question cuz I'm desperate and I can't find the answer any where. (P.S: This is my first cold sore so I don't have any experience with them. So I'm pretty much clueless about them)

    • ANSWER:
      either take lysine tablets, or use lysine cream for the lips, from the drugstore.

  27. QUESTION:
    how to get a rid of cold sores?
    I always seem to get cold sores, is there a home remedy i can use to get a rid of them fast and easy?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know any home remedies, but you can use Abreva, or a cheaper alternative is Orajel for cold sores?

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get rid of cold sores?
    I know there are medicines to prevent them, but what do you do to get rid of one once it's already there. I have tried all the creams and they don't work for me. Does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of them quickly?
    Someone said I have it for life, I know that. Actually everyone has the virus in them, but some people's are inactive. I know all that stuff. I just need a way to get rid of an outbreak, so I don't have a cold sore for 2 weeks, it's very emmbarrasing and some people like to point out that it's herpes.

    • ANSWER:
      It's the most expensive thing over-the-counter, but it's worth it because it really does work the best. Abreva. And yes, you're right, cold sores are a form of herpes.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of cold sores? And how do you prevent from getting a cold sore?
    I know there are these mouth wash that you can get at a pharmacy drug store.
    But, i was just wondering how to get rid of them at home.
    Just using the home remedies to get rid of them
    I have one, that's swelling up and it's really disgusting..
    Everytime i eat or drink, it stings and hurts like hell.

    How do you get rid of them quick!?

    by the way;
    does orange juice work ?!
    i've heard it does ? ..

    • ANSWER:
      Knowing how to get rid of cold sores quickly can be a real blessing.

      They are painful and embarrassing and usually occur at the worst possible times. And you don't want to endure them any longer than you have to.

      In just a moment you will discover how to get rid of cold sores, oral herpes and fever blisters with some basic but powerful methods you could be using today.

      There is a lot of confusion about how to get rid of cold sores. There is just too much inaccurate information about cold sores floating around. And, companies often make some pretty wild claims for their cold sore treatment products.

      What actually causes a cold sore?

      The herpes simplex virus (either type 1 or type 2) is the root cause of all cold sores and oral herpes events. Once this virus invades your body it will live there for life. Normally it hides dormant in your nerve roots and does no harm.

      While the herpes virus remains dormant, you will not get a cold sore. If the virus should awaken, it quickly moves to the surface along the nerve fibers. This parasite virus invades surface nerve cells and forces them to make new virus copies.

      When the cells are full, the controlling virus destroys them to release hoards of fresh herpes virus particles.

      The main trigger for most cold sores is physical and mental stress. Stress changes your body in several ways - primarily weakening your immune system.

      It is the swelling up and ultimate destruction of many cells that produces the cold sore wound. At this point the virus has done most of its damage. Now your body has the huge job of growing replacement cells.

      Now this is how to get rid of cold sores that have already broken out - in five easy steps. The quicker you heal them the sooner you get your life back.

      APPLY HOT COMPRESSES

      Once the sore has developed and broken open, the healing period begins. Your cold sore will heal much faster if you take the time to apply hot compresses.

      The best way to do this is to heat up some tea bags on the stove and hold them to the wound. This brings a rush of healing blood to the area and will speed the replacement of the damaged cells.

      And tea has some anti-viral properties that will help chase the herpes virus away.

      KEEP THE SORE CLEAN

      The fewer virus particles and the cleaner the sore, the quicker your body can heal it. Alcohol works great, but I prefer hydrogen peroxide whenever possible.

      Peroxide is a great sanitizer but it also provides extra oxygen molecules to the site. This greatly speeds the healing process.

      KEEP THE SORE ALKALINE

      The herpes virus does not do well in an alkaline environment. And your body will heal much faster when it is alkaline because your tissue oxygen levels will be much higher.

      Do not eat high acid food or get it on the sore during the healing process. This includes tomato juice and pickled items.

      BATHE THE SORE WITH OIL

      One thing that really lengthens the healing period is the constant (and painful) cracking and re-healing of the scab. You need to prevent this by keeping the sore well oiled.

      Use garlic oil or oregano oil. These not only keep the scab soft and pliable for less cracking, but they are strong anti-viral agents that soak right through the scab to the damaged area below.

      Crushing fresh garlic works best, but you can buy both oils at a vitamin store. Use oregano if you don't like garlic.

      SUPERCHARGE THE CELL REPLACEMENT

      Aloe Vera gel is like fertilizer for the skin. It heals skin so quickly that it will amaze you. It contains nutrients needed to build new cells and skin - delivered right to the site.

      Your best success will come from using fresh gel from the leaf of a live plant. Everyone should have one of these plants in their home.

      You will get rid of cold sores quickly and permanently if you use these very powerful and well proven methods of cold sore treatment.

      If you want to know even more about how to get rid of cold sores, then check out Denny's popular web-site. You will discover NEW and ADVANCED cold sore treatment tactics that can easily make cold sores a thing of the past for you too at http://www.3DayColdSoreCure.com.

      aha , i just copied & pasted this website ; http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-get-rid-of-cold-sores-5-tips-for-cold-sore-treatment.html ; haha , i didnt read the whole thig thoooo .

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Cold Sores quickly?
    I have had a cold for the past 5 days. The day before yesterday I developed a cold sore. I wanted to know about fast ways to get rid of it and maybe some home remedies.

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      abreva, if u catch it early it will clear it up in a day

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the fastest most effective ways to get rid of cold sores?
    I need some really good ways to get rid of cold sores. I need some suggestions on things that could be found in my home (home remedies).

    • ANSWER:
      Keep the area dry..using Rubbing Alcohol helps. Try not to touch the area.
      And ABREVA is a cream, and usually expensive but works really well

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone knows of any home remedies for cold sores?
    I FELT A LITTLE TINGLE PAIN AND WHEN I LOOKED BENEATH MY LIP...I SAW A RED SPOT...AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE DEVELOPING OF A COLD SORE...WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF IT BEFORE IT GETS ANY WORST?

    P.S:PLEASE GIVE ME SOMETHING SIMPLE THAT I CAN DO AT
    HOME

    • ANSWER:
      What I have always told my friends to use and it always worked, is powdered Alum. You will find it in the spice aisle at the grocery store. Not very expensive. Used in pickling sometimes. Make sure to buy the powdered, not the granular. Wet the tip of your finger, dip it in the Alum and dab on your cold sore. Repeat as needed. What it does is allows the cold sore to dry out so it can heal. Taste like crud, will make your lips pucker, but it works. Make sure to keep this Alum in the medicine cabinet. And mark it medicinal or something so as not to confuse with regular spices.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores?
    Any home remedies or quick and easy ways to quickly get rid of cold sores? (Other than Abreva)

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for viral diseases, only suppression therapy and that's with prescription antivirals, if Abreva dis not strong enough. Remember, Abreva works best if used at the first signs of cold sores, not the next day.

      So, yes, you qualify for prescription Valtrex or Acyclovir, preferably oral tablets. Go see your doctor and get the prescription. The doctor will instruct you to start taking a particular amount so many times a day at the first sign of cold sores and for how long to take them.

      Valtrex (brand) is 'cleaner' faster and better than the older drug Acyclovir (generic), but may not be covered by your insurance company. If thats' so, ask the doctor of generic Acyclovir instead. It is not as good but still is much more effective than over-the-counter Abreve. Acyclovir also does come generic but at this time not Valtrex (vancyclovir).

      You might also want to consider why your immune system is so weak as to constantly give in to herpes virus. Consider what lifestyle changes you need in order to boost your inherent immune system.

      Good luck and best to you ~

      Dr. Nostrum, Pharm.D.

  34. QUESTION:
    does anyone knows of any home remedies for cold sores?
    I woke up today and i felt a little tingle pain when i looked beneath my chin i saw a red spot...that looks like the first sign of cold sore...does anyone know of anything that i can maybe try at home to get rid of it cefore it starts to develop and gets any worst

    • ANSWER:
      acetone!!!! before it is an actual sore... put a drop on a cotton ball and press it against the spot that hurts.

  35. QUESTION:
    I need a fast way to get rid of cold sores?
    I hate cold sores! They look so horrible! I need a fast way to get rid of cold sores without a prescription. Maybe a home remedy. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have always used alcohol and i am not talking jack, pure alcohol will dry it up and it usually goes away within a day if used all the time. apply with Q-tip and keep it dry. If it gets wet it will kep getting bigger and bigger. I get at least three a year and can tell when they are coming and i use alcohol as soon as the first little bump pops up.
      P.S. if it is really big, it will burn a little.

  36. QUESTION:
    Fastest way to get rid of a fever blister/cold sore?
    I was in the sun for 3 days straight and now I have like 4 or 5 cold sores on my mouth and they hurt really bad, I use chap stick like its candy, always have, always will but they aren't going away are there any home remedies that get rid of cold sores super fast?

    • ANSWER:
      I once had something similar happen to me. From the sun, there was one solid cold sore that completely encircled my lips. I never, never, never layed out in the sun again without lipbalm with sunscreen. Once you've had the sores for more than a couple of days, I don't know what will make it heal faster, but I will tell you that I my go-to remedy that completely prevents them from emerging in the first place is Cold Sores Begone. I apply it at the tingle, and that's all there is to it. I buy it at Whole Foods Market but its online also.

  37. QUESTION:
    Cold Sores any home remedies ??? please help as sooon as possible !!!!?
    okay my sweet 16 is this weekened starting friday !!!! i have a big cold sore on my top lip and i need home remedies to get rid of it as soon as possible. please plaese help me with any home remedies. i woke up with the cold sore so i put ice on it. wat else shud i do it needs to be gone by friday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! becuzz friday is my pool party and who wants to have a cold sore the day of there sweet 16. please plesase help

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to get rid of a cold?
    I just have a really icky cold. Runny nose, congestion, and sore throat. Any thing I can do today to get rid of it by tomarrow? This is about my third day with the cold.

    • ANSWER:
      dirk alot of vitamin c ascorbic acid it helps alot

  39. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of cold sore scars?
    I have two pink scars left on my upper lip from cold sores. does anybody know any home remedies to get rid of them? besides makeup

    • ANSWER:
      Abreva. It helps remove scabs and it helps get rid of cold sores. Also, wash your face with normal bar soap in hot water as much as you can in one day. And don't pick the scabs.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores- fast!!?
    I have recently noticed I have a big, fat cold sore on the side of my lip. I am not that interested in getting over-the-counter drugs for it. So I was wondering if anyone has any home remedies that actually work-fast!
    Thanks a million.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey!
      It is very important to protect and cover the affected area with a protective petroleum based product such as petroleum jelly (vaseline!). This can both speed up the healing process and protect the area from further infections.

      Drink lots of fluids! Drinking lots of water and juices (not citrus ones) helps:)

      Applying ice can slow down the metabolism of the virus (especially in the initial stages) to prevent severe outbreak, and can also numb the area to lessen pain and itching

      Teabag application. Applying teabags are quite effective in speeding up the healing process. Tannic acid in tea has strong antiviral properties.

      Herbs such as aloe Vera, tea tree oil, witch hazel and sage have been discovered to speed up the healing process of cold sores.

      hope this helps... ive given you some simple remedies, try most of them:) it helped me! xxx

  41. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for cold sores? effective and fast? please help !!?
    I just got a cold sore overnight. For all of you who have had one, it is very embarrassing and I just want to get rid of it as soon as possible. So, help? Thanks :)
    It isn't that painful. So I don't really need ways to make it feel better, just get rid of it,

    • ANSWER:
      Totally understand. Hop on over to your local vitamin shop and pick up L-Lysine (amino acid supplement). Take a loading dose of 4 pills (usually 2000 mg) then follow up wih 1 to 2 pills every day after. My cold sores were triggered by an overload of L arginine to L Lysine. L Lysine clears it up.

      Next eat some cheese, meats, etc. Anything right in L Lysine. Hold off on eating tons of spinach, nuts, and L arginine foods until it goes away.

      Lemon balm extract can be placed right on it. Also black tea bags held on it as a compress are helpful to alleviate the symptoms.

      I started doing this routine as soon as I get the tingling and haven't gotten a cold sore since. I used to get 3 a month and it's been 3 years since I've had one.

  42. QUESTION:
    I have a cold sore on my lip, what can i do to get rid of it? (home remedies)?
    I've put ice on it, a hot towel with soap, some neosporin, and a bandaid after that to stop the bleeding. what else can i do to make it go away before next monday? (first day back to school)

    • ANSWER:
      Ohh well I have a cold sore too and it is SO annoying!! But I use Carmex, which reaalllly helps. Cold sores are viruses, meaning that it won't go away fully yet. But carmex temporarily relieves the pain. It really helps, trust me! Good luck! :)

  43. QUESTION:
    A way to get rid of cold sores within 1 day?
    Tomorrow I'm going out with my bf and I want this tiny cold sore to be gone by then. Is there any easy home remedy.. etc that can get rid of this sore for tomorrow?
    The cold sore isn't that big... yet.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Any natural home remedies for getting rid of a cold?
    I have a runny nose and sore throat with some sneezing. Is this a cold or alergies maybe. I'm not sure if i'm alergic to anything. Is there any good home remedies that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON COLD
      * Vitamins are most helpful in fighting against the cold as well as other diseases. Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is helpful in preventing the colds and it can be found in many foods such as citrus fruits, some vegetables.
      * Zinc is also helpful for cold that can cut colds short. When you first feel that you may be getting a cold, start taking zinc
      * Garlic, as well as onion, is sometimes taken for the relief of congestion and minor infections.
      * Horseradish is another herb that has an excellent property to treat sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections, reduces fever, and expels concentrations of mucus.
      * Another effective remedy for sore throat is to gargle with a strong solution of table salt and warm water. Gargle several times a day.
      * Echinacea is an herb that acts as nature's antibiotic. It helps to increase the body's immunity and thus helps in fighting against the infection and illness.
      * Goldenseal is another herb that acts as a natural antibiotic, and can be taken to help fight against the cold.
      * Add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 5 ml lukewarm water. Use this solution as a nasal drop. Use 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily.
      * A ginger tea can be prepared by boiling ginger in normal tea. It gives relief to congested nose.
      * Drink a teaspoonful of ginger juice mixed with equal quantity of honey.
      * Take hot water in a bowl and put some Thyme leaves. Inhale vapors by covering head with a towel.
      * Add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 shot of lemon juice, 1 shot of whiskey to a coffee cup. Fill the remainder of the coffee cup with steaming hot water, stir, and sip until cold is relieved.
      * Make hot chicken soup with lots of garlic. Have when hot. It will help unclog nasal passage.
      * Warm ¼ katori mustard; add 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic. Apply this on nose, chest and back. Cover up and sleep.
      * Boil half a bowl of water, add few drops of eucalyptus oil and inhale the steam.
      * Sage is used to cure sore throat, stuffed nose, gingivitis and coughs, is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Use as a gargle.
      * Warm up coconut oil. Gently massage the coconut oil over the child’s chest for about 5 minutes. Repeat the same on the upper portion of the back. The massage should be given just before child goes to sleep.
      * Avoid sugar (even natural sources) as it can impair immune function. Orange juice contains a much higher level of sugar than vitamin C. Therefore consuming lots of orange juice during a cold may do more harm than good.
      * Chilies, especially Jalapeno, are the best, most available and most effective antiviral.
      * Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat colds and flu. Recent research indicates that elderberry fruit extract may de-activate cold and flu viruses by preventing them from replicating.
      * A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, low saturated fats and whole cereals will provide protection against infective organism. Raw fruits and vegetables are better than the cooked one.
      * Take 1 tbsp of fresh gooseberry juice with 1/2 tsp ginger. It is a very effective remedy. This can be taken regularly to prevent recurrence of cold.
      * A tablespoon of ajwain crushed in the palms and tied up in a thin kerchief can be used for inhalation to relieve nasal block.
      * Boil 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric. Add some sugar for taste. Drink this once a day for three days.

  45. QUESTION:
    any home remedy to get rid of a cold sore or to heal it quicker?
    i have a cold sore its really horrible just came up today 1st time in ages i had one any ideas how to get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, no home remedies will help i'm afraid. Cold-sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. You could try dabbing on Zovirax cold sore cream. You can buy this OTC or on prescription.

      This cream really should had been applied as soon as the cold-sore appears. it won't ever get rid of it, it usually just stops it multiplying and shortens the length of time you have it.

  46. QUESTION:
    getting rid if cold sores?
    Hi everyone. So I have a big job interview in two days and today I got a cold sore!!!!! It's still pretty small and just in that beginning stage where it's red and swollen. Does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of it FAST?!?!?!?!?! Please help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    can some please give me a home remedy for canker sores and cold sores/fever blister or way to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      For canker sores you can get instant relief by obtaining a silver nitrate stick. These can be purchased at a farm supply store or even a major pet store. They are actually used when clipping the nails of a dog and when you clip them too close they will bleed. The silver nitrate stick is applied to the area which seals it instantly preventing further bleeding. It does have a bad taste to it and you just barely want to dab it on the sore. To get rid of the bad taste rinse your mouth out with salt water.

      As for cold sores Abreva is the best thing on the market for shortening the period of time the cold sore lasts. Another remedy is to apply Lysol to the area.

      Hope this helps.

  48. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for Cold Sores?
    I dont have any medication for it, and im hopefully going to a party tomorrow, so any way of reducing the size, or getting rid of it by justing using home items for now?

    • ANSWER:
      I find the best thing to do is leave it alone. Don't mess with it.

      If you catch it early enough you can put Abreva on it. It is over the counter, but kinda costly.
      There are some prescription oral medications, but you'd have to get cold sores pretty severely to start taking them for that.
      Zovirax is a prescription ointment. That'll work too.

      Putting a cream (not hydrocortisone) on it can help heal the wound faster. It should shorten the duration where you will have the scab. Neosporin should do the trick (not because of the antibiotics) It'll act to keep the area moist making it heal faster.

      Sadly, getting rid of it tomorrow? not likely.

      If you catch it early enough, Abreva is the way to go. Otherwise it is just damage control by healing the scab afterwards.

      good luck

  49. QUESTION:
    Do anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?
    I have already got rid of the cold sore or fever blister but it left a mark on my lip that is going away slowly and I wanted to know if anyone knew anything to use to make it go away faster?

    • ANSWER:
      ice cube on the sore...a few minutes, then a few minutes off. Usually helps me. You can also buy a lip ointment called Herpecin (sounds like a herpes product but don't let that bother you). I had the flu years ago and ended up with very bad fever sores on my mouth and that was the only thing that helped. That stuff works like magic! Good luck.

  50. QUESTION:
    whats a home remedy to get rid of a cold sore ??
    schools starting the day after tomorrow and i really need to get rid of this cuhs it makes my lips freakin HUGE

    • ANSWER:
      There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores. Only time will take care of that. But there is a good prescription medication for cold sores. It will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores.

      The absolute best treatment for cold sores is a prescription medication in pill form called Valtrex. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication. My doctor prescribed it for me for cold sores about five years ago and after taking it only a couple of times I hardly ever get a cold sore any more, and before Valtrex I was having several attacks a year. On the rare occasions that I do get one now, it is gone almost immediately when I take the medication - in about a day. In the meantime, here are a couple of informative links.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html


Home Remedies For Healing Cold Sores

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 28•12

You are sure to come across a number of cold sore remedies available these days. You will be able to find many different brands in pharmacies everywhere. Nobody has yet discovered any kind of cold sore treatment despite exhaustive research; but on the other hand, there are several ways that will effectively reduce the full extent of the incidences. If you are exploring the efficacy of natural cold sore remedies, there are several that are very effective.

Tips for Preventing Cold Sores

It is not possible to put off an outbreak of cold sores but you can take steps to decrease the occurence of the rash as well as the severity. The most common causes of the eruptions are thought to be stress and menstruation in addition to cold and fever. Since many people seem to have difficulties with an occurence of sores at the same time as a fever cold sores are commonly also termed fever blisters. If you are searching for fever blister treatment, what you will require to purchase medication for cold sores; it is one and the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a home remedy for cold sores?
    I have seen things on-line that claim you can completely heal cold sores forever with home remedies but I would like to know what they are and if anyone has experience with this.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never had one, but a friend says when she feels her lip starting to tingle she puts ice on it for 20 minutes and never develops a sore.

  2. QUESTION:
    home remedies for healing a cold and sore throat?
    i have a very bad sore throat and whenever i swallow , it feels like something is blocking it. i also have a cold. please help :( im having a singing comp. nexxt week

    • ANSWER:
      Golden Seal herbal tea.

  3. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for cold sores?
    I get cold sores on each corner of my mouth a few times of year (usually in times of stress/before and during my period.) We've tried OTC stuff, but none of it seems to work. I felt the tingle Saturday, and on Sunday the sores were oozing out. I put garlic juice and hydrogen peroxide on the sores, and on Monday they were dry (not oozing anymore),and at what I assumed to be in the scab phase. Today is Tuesday,and I've been putting hydrogen peroxide on it. They seem to be dried out, but because of their location on my mouth, they're still slightly open.

    The one on the left side seems to have gotten worse/bigger, and the one on the right side seems to have gotten a bit smaller.

    Can someone tell me which phase I am?
    And also what I can put on the sores to heal them up?
    I'd like home remedies...I know that I have lemons, minced garlic, salt, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, etc. around the house.
    I have been taking around 3000-4500 milligrams a day of lysine as well.

    I'm going to the beach Friday, and I'd like to be mostly cleared up by then.Some help please?!
    I know you cant 'cure' what causes cold sores, what I'm looking for is something that will speed up healing time. HOME remedies, NOT stuff you go and buy at the store.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately there are no home remedies for cold sores. Once the cold sore has erupted, it will have to run its course. There is only one quick treatment for cold sores, and that is Valtrex, but unless you already have a prescription for it, it won't work well for this cold sore. There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores, but Valtrex, which is an anti-viral medication, will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication.

      Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

      These sites are informative.

      http://www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html
      http://www.herpesdiagnosis.com/
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/9325.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm
      http://www.ashastd.org/herpes/herpes_overview.cfm
      http://chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_details.asp?brand_name_id=1486&rot=4

  4. QUESTION:
    home remedies for cold sores?
    i know: theres no cure, ive got it for life
    i know: no kissing, sharing drinks ect...
    but....does anyone know of any home remedies to help with the healing process and/or the pain
    cold sores are for life
    a cold sore is a virsus that is dormat in your body which has triggers, sun, wind, stress ect...

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    ADVICE ON HEALING COLD SORES IN A DAY !?
    I Got My Cold Sore On Thursday and Its Sunday Now And I Have School Tomorrow

    Are There Any At Home Remedies So I Can Heal The Cold Sore Quicker ?

    I`ve Heard Of Toothpaste And Ice On The Cold Sore But Idk For Sure !

    PLEASE HELP ME !

    THIS IS BOTHERING ME SO MUCH !

    ITS JUST PINK NOW AND ITS SITTING ON MY LIP !

    OR IS THERE ANYWAY FOR IT TOO LOOK SMALL AND NOT THAT NOTICEABLE ?

    • ANSWER:
      you shouldn't be embarrassed about it lots of people get them. ask your parents to take you to the drug store and get the invisable bandaids and then cover it up with some pink lipgloss (if your a girl)

  6. QUESTION:
    cold sore remedies? at home, cheap, accesible.....help?
    my current remedy is "overmedicate"

    whenever i went to get a new peircing my piercer always told me to never over medicate. but for cold sores i took the opposite approach. I found that rubbing Blistex Lip Medex on the cold sore along with the entire lip several times a day (actually several times every hour because i am crazy lol) and or using medicated chap stick multiple times daily would reduce the heal time of my cold sore to about 3 days or so. but today I was on my way to school and i felt one. but when i looked in the mirror 20 minutes later i saw 3 coming on! 3 ON MY BOTTOM LIP!!!! THATS JUST INSANE! so i went with my remedy but i am concerned now. I dont know how it happened i mean i was fine when i left the house. i didnt touch my mouth or anything. only thing to touch my lips was coffee from dunkin donuts (which btw wasnt too great) see normally i wouldnt care. i would shrug the cold sore off and be like "meh its close to the weekend it will be fine by monday" but tuesday, is my 21st birthday. and on the 20th i am getting my first tattoo and going out to celebrate my birthday. I dont want my entire bottom to look as if i have been zombified.

    so any helpful adivce? things i can do at home that wont require me to spend 30 bucks for special creams or a doctors perscription?

    ive heard of some remedies:
    toothpaste
    tea bags

    i had a orajel cold sore remedy brush at some point but cant find it! v.v.....

    • ANSWER:
      Try The Canker Spanker, it's super fast on healing cold sores and I love it. Anyway, you can find it online - Good luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there any real home remedies for cancur sores in the mouth? Not to be mistake with cold sores.?
    I usually get them once I bite any part of my mouth/tongue and open a wound as result. they are so irritating and I have tried many OTC products that usually just numb the pain, not cure the problem. I don't mind the pain but I mind the healing process taking forever.

    • ANSWER:
      Swish with a salt water rinse. Or if you can handle it, you can put the salt directly on the ulcer.

      Another thing you can do is mix ½ peroxide and ½ mouthwash solution together. Please don't put the peroxide straight into your mouth as it is strong and can purn your oral tissue. By mixing the both together, you are diluting the peroxide and flavoring the peroxide because it taste horrible! This will clean and help to heal the ulcer faster. When rinsing with this solution, it will bubble alot. Continue to rinse with it until you can't keep the bubbles in your mouth any longer.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy to heal a cold sore?
    I just got a cold sore this morning and the blister is a bit small. I put tea tree oil on it but it doesn't seem to help much. I there another way to help speed up the process? I was told to pop the blister and ice it for 30 mins and then put on dab nail polish remover on it and then put toothpaste on it when u go to sleep at night..Does this really work? Please help because i have a presentation this week and I need to get rid of the cold sore. Thanks in advance for your help. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I would keep applying the tea tree. maybe take some kind of immune system booster. I can't imagine popping it or putting nail polish on it, that would really hurt! You can apply tea tree several times, and often. Your immune system is low, or you wouldn't have one so try vitamin c, echinacea, garlic even to help your immune system.
      Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    what are some good home remedies for...?
    does anyone know some home remedies for a cold sore or fever blister to go away or heel faster ?ive been trying carmax .blistex and abreva but i was just wondering if there are any natural good home was to help heal it ?? dont be rude plz n thnx

    • ANSWER:
      Try The Canker Spanker, I love, love, love it! It's super fast on healing fever blisters and can be used to prevent the little suckers. Good luck, you can find it online.

  10. QUESTION:
    At Home Remedy's For Cold Sores?
    Any things that help with the swelling and helping it heal faster?

    I get them when ever I get a fever >.< It Sucks.

    Please No Rude Comments.

    • ANSWER:
      as in something you just have in your home already and dont need to go buy? Most homes have baking soda. Intense pain but it helps. Just dab it on. Also warm, heavily salted water. Swoosh and spit.

      But yes, that canker stuff he said is amazing. I have a bottle in my cabinet. It hurts for a second, but makes an invisible seal over it so nothing irritates it and it heals faster.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to heal cold sore/stop spread/promote quicker action?
    I've had cold sores in the past.

    my cold sore started on the right side on the skin a cm above my lip and i totally forgot what the tingling and itching was until i got the red popped cold sore blister, it spread near the right edge of my mouth and now i have two clusters

    some of it has healed more than others in phases of yellow crusting but i've noticed when i go to bed and wake up they are filled with pus or mucus (beneath the crust)

    theyre swollen
    theyre red

    its humiliating and gross i tried home remedies that only made it spread [alcohol, nail polish remover, hydrogen peroxide]

    i got abreva for it
    been using it multiple times a day for around 2 days and it lessened the pain but make more tingling and lil blisters appear around the site

    WHY IS IT MAKING MY HERPES SPREAD?!?!?! i spent 20 bucks on that little sucker and its making it worse

    HOW DO I SHORTEN MY DILEMA going to school with this case is gross and i hate it
    during the beginnin gi used to cover it with makeup and it was oozing in class

    what do i do?!?!?! =(

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the chemist and speak to your pharmacist ask what would be best to clear it up.
      Try not to touch it other than to apply treatment as you will spread it.
      Don't share towels, face cloths, lipsticks, drinks or kiss anyone while it is active to stop spreading to others.
      Good Luck

  12. QUESTION:
    Survey: How many of you suffer from cold sores?
    One on the left of my upper lip just healed and not I have one on my right upper lip that is much bigger and more painful. I am in my 40's and NEVER got these before. Do you know how much Abreva is???? About the price of four gallons of gas for one tiny tube. Any home remedies that might work for less than .00?

    • ANSWER:
      :) ) Well, I know a few home remedies, yeah...
      I have had a few of those in my life and I have always used tooth paste... Sometimes, those medicated lip balms worked too. Abreva works, although as you mentioned it's too expensive...
      and then, working from inside out, you can drink a mixture of 8 oz water, 1 teaspoon baking soda and one teaspoon vinegar. You drink it while it's fizzing, to get the best effect. It's supposed to fix your stomach and liver, which is the main reason you got the sores in the first place.
      Either way... anyone would tell you that if you use something it will go away in one week, if you don't, it will go away by itself, in seven days. :)
      I also used some Herpecin lip balm... if it's a herpes virus that's causing the sores... which if yuu do use the balm you will see the quick result. I am sorry, I know how awful those are!
      It's most likely your immune system isn't doing a good job these days. Try some stress relief techniques, and load up on Vit C. Eat 3 lemons a day, or if you can't eat the lemons, drink the juice. You can put it in water, or you can make a lemonade with pure Maple syrup, grade B, and a pinch of cayenne pepper... 2 TBSP lemon juice, tbsp Maple Syrup, and one shake-or whatever you can stand, cayenne pepper. It's a detox drink, so it will have a holistic effect.

  13. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for a cold-sore?
    I've used almost a full tube of Zovirax, and it hasn't really helped.
    I'm putting toothpaste on it as I heard this works, but is there anything else at home I can use to help the healing process?

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, because another answerer has mentioned canker sores, just wanted to say that canker sores and cold sores are not the same so there is really no point in looking at canker sore treatments (i.e. the link they provided). Canker sores are mouth ulcers that occur inside the mouth: http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-a-Cold-Sore-or-Fever-Blisters

      On the above link it is suggested that you change your toothbrush at the start of an outbreak because an infected toothbrush could keep re-infecting you, and to use a new toothbrush when the infection is over.

      Other than toothpaste as an home remedy, there are some interesting ayurvedic home remedies:
      http://www.ayurvediccure.com/home-remedies/cold-sores.htm

      During an infection you should also make sure you don't touch a cold sore with your fingers, so as not to spread the infection. Never share towels, etc, or kiss another during the infection. Avoid nuts and chocolate during an infection as these are rich in arginine and that can prolong the infection. You may benefit from taking a supplement of L-lysine. You may also benefit from drinking Lemon balm tea regularly as that has some known anti-viral properties against the cold sore virus.

      Good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    Help getting rid of a scar from a cold sore?
    Someone told me to put lemon juice on the cold sore so I did and the sore healed quickly but it left this really dark brown scar.

    Vitamin E hasn't worked for me. Is there a faster remedy other then Mederma that I could do at home? I don't want to get laser surgery and it hasn't lightened when I left it alone.

    How effective is lemon juice and honey?

    Covering up with makeup has worked but I would really like it to be gone. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      So it is completely healed? If so, there is no way to get rid of the scar, because that scar represents a point of infection, just like you can;t get rid of herpes, you can;t get rid of the scar because the scar is part of the herpes infection. Sorry if it sounds confusing, but all you can do is cover it up.

  15. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for colds...?
    i have a pretty intense cold...aching, blocked nose, sore throat, sleepy eyes, the whole works.

    im gonna get some cold nd flu tablets after work, what are some home remedies that might also help the process of healing?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice. Pour a glass of hot water with several slices of lemon. Or, tea with lemon if you prefer. Use green tea though, it has the antioxidants you need in it.

      When you're well, drink lemonade made from real lemons. It will keep you from getting sick. Or, you could do what I do and drink regular water with slices of lemon in it.

      I don't know why it works, but it does.

  16. QUESTION:
    Remedy's For COLD SORES?
    At home perferably.

    Help keep the swelling and pain down.

    And helps them heal and go bye bye faster.

    I get them when ever i get a fever...And have ever since I was a baby. So please no comments on being a whore or anything like that.

    And cold sores like the ones on your lips or near your mouth not on the inside.
    Your retarted. I know what the hell it is. I know there is no cure for them, did i ask for a F*ckkin cure? No I asked how I can keep the swelling and pain down and help them heal faster. Your a stupid ***.

    • ANSWER:
      I feel for you. Cold sores suck. You could try and over the counter cream, like Abreva (which is supposed to speed up healing). There is also prescription medication. For a more natural approach, lysine has been known to prevent outbreaks and shorten healing time. You can get supplements and/or cream. Keep a healthy lifestyle. The best defense is a good immune system. I think echinacea tea helps. Avoid chocolate, coffee and soy. They are high in arganine, which is linked to outbreaks. I also heard you should avoid citrus fruits/juice with a cold sore. I am not really sure why. Its also good to get put a numbing cream on it to avoid fussing with it. A cold compress is also soothing.

  17. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a cold sore?
    Im using carmex right now, ive had this for like 2 days now. yesterday was when it kinda sprouted big and hurt. its also 11 at night so i cant run out to the store, any home remedies to help heal it faster? thanks!
    could also be a fever blister, not to sure what the difference is. i get these like once every 2 years or something. not very often

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I understand it, cold sores are viruses of the herpes variety and once you have the virus it will lie dormant and flare up every so often. I think, when the immune system is low, hence the reason they often occur around the time you have a cold.
      The only product I know which works is Zovirax which is an anti-viral cream. You should start applying it as soon as you feel that tingle which heralds the start of a cold sore, that's why I always keep a tube at home.
      If you feel a sore developing and do not have any Zovirax, I have found perfume or after shave applied to the site helps to dry it out. I guess the alcohol does that.

  18. QUESTION:
    How much l-lysine can I take for cold sores?
    I have suffered from cold sores since I was about 10-11. Outbreaks last as usual, about 10 days but sometimes I can go a year without having one, and then have one, two or even three at the same time, with another one coming up just weeks after those had healed.

    I have tried everything, prescription creams, creams on the market and all of the home remedies and nothing seems to have worked very well for me so far. I recently got an outbreak of three cold sores around my nose and top lip, they are so unsightly and this is the third, fourth and fifth cold sore I have had in the past two months. So I looked up l-lysine as it seemed to be the last resort for me.

    My cold sores are now about half way through their normal period and I have bought a bottle of l-lysine tablets, I took one (1000mg) about an hour ago. However I have read that lots of people tend to take 3000mg or more daily during an outbreak to reduce the length. As the bottle says "Take one tablet daily, preferably with a meal;" but doesn't mention anything about outbreaks, is it safe for me to take three 1000mg tablets of l-lysine daily when I feel a cold sore coming on?

    And should I continue to take l-lysine tablets daily from now on, or just take three-four daily when I feel a cold sore coming on?

    • ANSWER:
      When i first feel that tingle. I take about 5 grams of lysene. then, 2 hours later another gram
      and an hour later 1 gram. One gram per hour for the next several hours..

      1 gram = 1000 milligrams
      I weigh 220 lbs.

      I got diareah one time from too much. that's the only drawback. But this WORKS !!!
      I get NO blisters because the swelling goes down right away.

  19. QUESTION:
    cold sore?
    ok here's my question. one day i went outside to walk around and i suddenly started to feel the left side of my lower lip begin to swell a little. I didn't know what it was but it was bugging me. i put some lip balm on it and forgot all about it until the next day. when i woke up there was a red patch that sort of looked like a where it was once swollen. it grew a bit over the day. my friend told me it was a cold sore. i put lip balm on it and it sort of went away. there is now pink skin, which means it's healing, right? well, now for some reason i have started to get little white bumps all over my fingers. it started with one bump but now it's starting to spread. is it because of the cold sore? what is it? what should i do. also any home remedies for a cold sore? i can't afford abreva.

    ps. i've never had sex. so it couldn't be a std, right?
    the bumps started showing up the day right after i got the cold sore. i thought they might be related. also, the bumps are clear. they look like they have water inside. they are mostly in between my left hand's pinky and the finger right next to it. they've started to spread to my other fingers and to my right hand. aahh! i read something somewhere about bumps showing up on your hands and feet when you have syphilis. could that be it??

    • ANSWER:
      well a cold sore is a type of herpes (i think that's how you spell it) you could use carmex to get rid of the cold sore. i don't know about the little white bumps. doctors think that cold sores are caused by stress, really hot weather, or really cold weather.

  20. QUESTION:
    quick question about cold sores?
    I was a paramedic for 10 yrs, but never got alot of info on this. A deputy that works that with my brother, has had a tingling itchy feeling on his lips, with the urge to lick them to keep them wet and they dry out quickly, and also as he has put it a strong urge to scratch or rub the area. Then a day or two later he had a watery blister, on his lip, and I told my brother that it sounded like a fever blister/cold sore. FIRST.. are they really the same thing?. Well now he has more small watery blisters on the inside of his nostril, and bottom of the nose, with a burning feeling, I said it was the fever blsiter/cold sore, and told him what to get, here's the strange part, he doesnt want to buy anything his wife might see because she has been thinking that he has been having an affair on her he's not, she knows he's always with my brother. even when off duty So aside from carmex, herpecin, or abreva, is there anything the guy can do to help cure/heal it at home? like a home remedy?? Thnx

    • ANSWER:
      Take a tea spoon of honey.

  21. QUESTION:
    cold sore popped! please help me!?
    okay so i had a dark red painful thing on the corner of my mouth (trust me, not a zit or an under the skin zit) and then i accidentally scratched it off-- it was healing nicely. it bled for around 10 minutes now its a smaller lighter version of what it was before? help on not spreading herpes, getting and infection, and getting rid of this cold sore!!!! i only have home remedies by the way. thanks soo much

    • ANSWER:
      all i know is when you feel a coldsore coming you put abreva or lysine cream ointment. but make sure u put it on when u feel the tingle. there is a difference between itchy and burning...but if u cant tell just put the cream on. also take lysine dietry supplement (make sure you ask if its the one for cold sores) when you feel it coming. good luck!! i know how nasty cold sores are been having them 7 years(im 16)

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it just a cold sore; and can i help it heal with this...?
    So yesterday morning i woke up and i had what i thought was a tiny pimple at the very edge of my lip (on the lip/skin lining). I promptly popped it and dabbed some clinique anti blemish stuff on the little asshole and went about my day. Now i came home at about 1 pm and went for a nap as i'd been up since 4am.

    I wake up at 5 and look in the mirror and almost faint. Now im no stranger to cold sores; i get one about 2 times a year, if im unlucky. But this was different; it was not on my actual lip, but on the skin beneath! Never had that before...and what's worse, it is HUGE. Grown about 5 times larger than the "pimple" i thought it was.

    So i was wondering, is this ACTUALLY a cold sore, or something else? And i have heard that putting a solution of epsom salts and water on a cold sore can make it dry out faster, thus heal quicker - anyone tried this/think it may work?

    Sorry to bore, but i really hate this growth on my face! Help would be appreciated, namely household remedies x
    i'm pretty sure it isn't full blown Herpes lol
    And there was no pus when i popped it. Just a clear fluid.

    • ANSWER:
      It is, and I found a great way to get rid of 'em quick. I get then several times a year, and so will you, in exactly the same place.

      As soon as the little clear pimple nodules seem to be full of the pus, get a pin and CAREFULLY prick a very small hole and let the pus come out. Do not squeeze it out, or remove the skin after. It is the blister that develops after the skin has torn, or been pulled off that is really painful.

      Then regularly and often apply Herpecin, a reasonably cheap alternative to Abreva to keep it moist. The little hole you pricked will allow the medicine to get inside to the raw skin.

      Apply this stuff often.

      I know it sounds weird, but I'm 50 and get 6 or so a year. This will work in easing the pain, avoiding the ugly blister, and quickening the healing.

      Good Luck, and my sympathies...

  23. QUESTION:
    help with this please?
    I have a cold ore. It is the first day. today is Friday and i hope for it to be gone before Monday. is this possible?? and please people i know that it is a virus and you can't get rid of it for good. i know this all and i just want some ways to speed the healing up. ANy home remedies that work. Please help me. And if you know any of the best ways to prevent them. Does lysine work. But i mostly just want to heal the cold sore quicker. Thanx

    • ANSWER:
      If I dont have any zovirax I use a dab of perfume, its stings like crazy but it does dry it up and stop you from licking it.

  24. QUESTION:
    Did you know about these home remedies?........?
    Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

    Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

    Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

    Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

    Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

    Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer . Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never advertised for this use. ( Note : Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)

    Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a! dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

    Listerine < < /I > > therapy for toenail fungus ... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

    Easy eyeglass protection ... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

    Coca-Cola cure for rust ... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done. FYI, coca-cola is also used to shine shoes and clean car engines. I know people who do this and it works. (Scary that people still drink it.)

    Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409 . Insects drop to the ground instantly.

    Smart splinter remover ...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

    Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

    Balm for broken blisters ...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine ... a powerful antiseptic.

    Heinz vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

    Kills fleas instantly . Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

    Rainy day cure for dog odor ... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

    Eliminate ear mites ... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

    Quaker Oats for fast pain relief ....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard of the coke one--I actually cleaned a car battery with one & it worked for me! The rest I'll keep on hand, incase......

  25. QUESTION:
    Extremely sore throat. Any remedies?
    I have had a horrible sore throat since tuesday of this week. I've missed most of school this week because it hurts to bad to go.
    It hurts horribly when I swallow, but no other time.

    I don't think it is strep. Only yesterday did the white bumps appear on my tonsils.
    And this sore throat came along with a head cold and a cough-- which is unusual for strep.

    Even if I wanted to go to my doctors to get it checked out, I couldn't until Monday because their offices are closed. So, what are some home remedies that actually work to mask the pain, and heal a sore throat?

    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Sore throat or Pharyngitis is so unnerving! There are chances that your family members can contract this if left untreated. Head cold, cough, and difficulty in swallowing are classic symptoms!

      Until you get to the doctor, try these to alleviate it:

      - Drink lots of fluids (Choose high quality fluids -- warm broth or something like that. Avoid coffee because this can cause loss of fluids).

      - Throat Losenges (only for temporary relief). If you are unable to procure Losenges, gargle with throat with warm salt-water.

      - Snooze a lot. Getting extra sleep promotes rapid recovery.

      - Herbal tea is known to provide pain relief in the throat.

      - Take antibiotic (amoxicillin) is very effective. There may be side effects for taking antibotic: Rash and swelling of the lips or tongue. So, don't over dose on antibotic.

      - If your sore throat doesn't subside within 4 - 5 days, see the doctor immediately.

      You have allowed the sore throat to progress into a cold -- can last upto a week.

      To avoid sore throat in the future:

      1) Strengthen your immune system by eating anti-oxidant rich foods.

      2) Wash your hands regularly.

      3) Avoid cigarette smoke.

      4) Keep dust, air-borne irritants at bay or to a bare minimum.

      5) Wear warm dress and avoid rooms with very, very dry air.

      6) Replace your toothbrush regulary (every month).

      Good luck. When the Doctor's Office opens on Monday, make an appointment right away.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a cold sore?
    Well, for some reason my lips are really sensitive, anytime i put on a lipstick, chapstick, or lip gloss that i havent used in a whille sooner or later i get this cold sore or blister or whatever its called and its soo annoying. !! I just want to get rid of it! Also, my parents won't buy me abreva cause it's to "expensive". How can i create a home remedy that can help me heal it.

    The Home remedies should be realistic. Something that youd know that i would have in my house.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Should i buy aveeno, abreeva, orajel or something else? for COLD SORE?
    last night i fell asleep with no cold sores....this morning i woke up with two...at the corner of my lips...ughh...i want them to gO AWAY! which is the best medicine i could use for it to go away quck and home remedies...i have to go on a date tomorrow!!! help me...i feel like crying now...i know there not going away in one day...tomorrow night at 12 its new years...gona take a lot of pictures...help me out i want it to heal really quick...please help
    add details as much as possible...best treatment....im ready to do anything ...except i cant go to the doctor or order online meds...since i need it to heal in one day...my best options are....walmart...walgreens....home remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend buying something else, but I would recommend talking to your pharmacist first to see which product you should buy to try and help this.

  28. QUESTION:
    cold sore... please help?
    Ok.. im thirteen and im going to be 14 in exactly one week, and i have a cold sore and i know its shallow of me and all but i need to get rid of it before my birthday. Is there any home remedy that helps to get rid of the cold sore or some otc treatment to heal it faster? If so... thanks for the help in advance.
    also, does abreva work or is it no good? I heard that it helps but i dont know if it can be aplie around the nostrl area

    • ANSWER:
      Bad luck sweety. Honestly, Zovirax is the best product on teh market.

  29. QUESTION:
    Help, i have a cold sore that needs to be cured!?
    I have a cold sore on my lip and its starting to hurt! Normally i would ignore it and wait for it to heal on it's own, the only problem is i have a MAJOR date on saturday!
    just the thought of chris starring at my face in disgust all night has me reeling!
    And i can just forget about a kiss goodnight! I wouldn't kiss myself either.

    i was thinking about buying that Abreva stuff, but i'm kinda broke and dont want to buy a product that won't do anything for me. So i'd appreciate if someone tells me if it works or not.

    I would prefer a home remedy that works as well...

    Or, if you think there is no way it will be healed by saturday, then tell me if i should reschedule.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You could put aloe vera jelly on it, or even eucalytus oil. I don't think you should reschedule, even if it's not gone by Saturday. If he doesn't like you just because of a cold sore, you'll know he's just a jerk. I don't think he'll notice it anyways, just conver it with concealer, and don't mention it. Don't point it out, or say "I know the cold sore's gross". I did that once and he said "Oh, I didn't even notice it. I do now that you've pointed it out though". So don't point it out :) Good luck xx

  30. QUESTION:
    COLD.SORE.ISSUES!!!! GRAAAAH!!!!?
    Oaky okay. so i have this small coldsore thing on the side of my mouth, that has, no joke, been here for WEEEEEEEKS! It;s INCREDIBLY annoying and nodicable, and i can cover it up with makeup because whenever i do, it cakes up and looks even more nodicable. its terrible. THE THING IS. im not gonna go out and buy ANYTHING. so, what i need is some home remedies to make it SMALL, maybe scab over and fall off or heal it OVERNIGHT. im capitalizing ALOT because i NEED this to be GONE! xDD thank you so much <33
    oh, and its scabby in the middle with red all around it.
    ...so....UGLY.

    • ANSWER:
      If you don't want it to be noticable, try......
      1. masks to clear pores?
      2. squeezing it?

  31. QUESTION:
    Help friends! i am very prone to catch cold...?
    I have been suffering from cold symptoms for almonths two months now...(runny nose, caughing, headache...so on and on)

    i've went to see doctor and had taken antibiotics, it got better for few days and it starts all over again with a sore throat. the symptoms triggers anytime of the day and my nose would get blocked immediately...any home remedies? can you help me, by telling me what can be the cause?...it's just simple cold that refuses to heal!
    any of you has ever experianced the same problem as mine?

    Many many thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      PLEASE try these 3 remedies...EVERY time I feel run-down or get that tickly feeling in my throat I take these 3 things and it NEVER turns into a full-blown cold.

      1) Olive Leaf Extract by "Herb Pharm"....it's in liquid form, and has no side effects...it immediately goes to work to kill any viruses in you...and it's all natural.

      2) "JarrowDophilus", by "Jarrow Formulas"...it will keep the healthy "flora" in your body in perfect balance which keeps your immune system strong.

      3) "Emergen-C" Vitamin C packets by "Alacer"

      All three can be purchased at "Whole Foods Market", possibly "Trader Joe's", or call your local health food store to inquire about these 3 products.

      EVERY friend and family member who has taken this advice, hardly ever gets sick.

      For your throat: "Peaceful Mountain--Throat Rescue"
      You will NEVER find a more powerful throat spray which is all-natural....soothing, fast acting, and kills bad bacteria on contact.

      You'll see!! :) Get well soon!

  32. QUESTION:
    Will this work??? Please help!!?
    ok, well i heard some were to get rid of a cold sore you hav to put ice on it to freeze the nerves or something, so i put ice on it for about 20 minutes. i just wanna know, does this work and what else can help to speed the healing (that, if possible, is a home remedy).. thanks!

    p.s. this is reallly really super important as i have sorta a school photo thing in 2 days/2 nights.....so please please help!!!! =)

    • ANSWER:
      yes

  33. QUESTION:
    my throat hurts very bad... looking for therapies?
    based on internet searching i'm pretty sure i have tonsilitis... here's the shortish story,

    sick for a week (just a cold mostly) turned into fever and sore throat so i went to a walk in, tested neg for strep but the md gave me antibiotics (4 days ago) and this is not helping the sore throat AT ALL. however, most of the cold symptoms have gone away..

    so i'm stuck with a sore throat (and ears...) for god knows how long and don't have any more sick time so after today, i have a week of misery to look forward to.

    actual question:
    any good remedies that don't involve staying home and sleeping? maybe something that will help me be a productive member of society while still healing?

    i am a smoker but have had approx 2 cigs a day for the past few days, just enough not to also have to withdrawl from nicotene on top of everything else!

    things i have been doing:
    taking "rx dose" of advil every 3 hours
    drinking decaf green tea with honey
    sipping chicken broth
    throat losenges

    • ANSWER:
      Make a solution of 4 ounces of warm water with a teaspoon of salt.Gargle with the solution.Take a sip into your mouth and gargle for 5-10 seconds,spit it out and repeat until the solution is gone.
      Please DO NOT drink straight alcohol! The pain would probably half kill you.

  34. QUESTION:
    Help with my dog, sprained ankle?
    Please help with my dog. I have a 70 lbs dog. I left him outside in the morning because I had to go to a doctor appt and when I got home at night he was limping around and wimpering. The stairs were a bit icy and it was cold outside.

    For about the last week now, when ever he wakes up from a nap he wimpers when getting up and really limps around the house since it seems his left leg is sore. After about 10 min. of walking around he walks fine, like normal. He will go for walks and trots around a bit with no problem.

    Any help guys? I dont think its broken or dislocated. Sprained maybe? Could he have fallen down the stairs? Any remedies that could help while healing?

    Thanks

    Jason

    • ANSWER:


Home Remedies To Get Rid Of A Cold Sore

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 28•12

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Please help! How to get rid of a cold sore FAST...?
    I have an extremely important date tomorrow, that cannot be canceled, and this morning I woke up with this huge embarrassing cold sore, on my upper lip. Now I cannot go to the store to buy anything really, the only thing I have here is blixtex, but it hasn't worked at all, in fact my sore has got a lot bigger since this morning, any home remedies, or anything at all that can get rid of this?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to get rid of a cold sore over night?
    I have a sore in the crease of where my lips part and it hurts a lot. I want it gone. I need something to get rid of it now!!! Thing is it has to be something in my house??? HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Overnight? Never, no way, no how.

      It's just not going to happen.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is good home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    Okay, so i need a good quick fix for this cold sore. It's been there for a day now, i have been putting Abreva on it, but I need it to be gone by 6:00 tonight! Any good home remedies that work quick! Thanks ahead!

    • ANSWER:
      i had a cold sore last week.
      i told my grandfather to stop and get me some blistex or something but instead he came home with that chap stick stuff lol.
      i decided to use it anyway and my sore was totally gone 3 days after.
      the day after i used it it wasnt even bubbly or hurting anymore.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to get rid of a cold sore?
    Thank you so much! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Cold sores are caused by a virus. There are some (very few) anti-virals available, but even they won't do anything if the cold sore has 'erupted', they would need to be applied when the sore has not developed fully.

      There's very few treatments for viruses. If there was a home remedy for them it'd be snapped up by drug companies many years ago.

      Edit: Bicarb of soda? Honestly that's ridiculous! A cutting edge anti-viral sitting on your kitchen shelf? Wow! Someone give the girl a Nobel prize for medicine! Vitamins, aspirin, paracetamol etc aren't patented but drug companies make a nice profit off them all the same.......

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a cold sore overnight using home remedies? PLEASE ANSWER.?
    Doesn't need to be overnight, just quickly without using any cream/med. Thanks.
    I have one on my lip.

    • ANSWER:
      I currently have a cold sore & am pregnant so I didn't want to use any meds/creams either. I've been using a paste of sea salt & warm water & applying it every 2 hrs. or so. It's only been 2 days & it's definitely dried up & starting to go away already. Hope it works for you too!

  6. QUESTION:
    Get rid of cold sore quickly?? Home remedies??
    Well, I woke up this morning with one tiny little blister. I thought it was a pimple at first but if I look at it close enough I can tell it's more of a fever blister/cold sore. It's really tiny and hasn't fully blown up yet, so I was wondering if anyone had some easy ways to get rid of this before it gets bigger?? Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Apply an ice cube at the first sign of a cold sore or fever blister. Stops it in its track! The outbreak is minimal and they seem to be less frequent over time. Apply off and on for about 15 minutes, for a few minutes each time. The trick is to get the ice to it quickly when you first notice it coming on.

  7. QUESTION:
    home remedies that get rid of cold sores fast?
    i need a cold sore remedy that will clear up this cold sore. everybody says that if you feel it coming on you can stop it before it shows up and i tried that by putting some abreva on it but that didnt work. and i've been using the abreva for a day and its only gotten bigger.

    i need some home remedies that actually work that'll clear up this cold sore before i have to go back to school. luckily school is closed tomorrow, and hopefully we'll get tuesday off to for the snow so if the remedy could work in like a day that would be amazing.

    ps dont say abreva cause it doesnt work.
    thankss
    and im just wondering if i tried to cover it up with make up would that hurt it?

    • ANSWER:
      blistex lip balm

  8. QUESTION:
    is there home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    i use to get them once a yr,now about every other.any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Whats a good home remedy that gets rid of cold sores??
    I got a cold sore on my the side of my mouth and it hurts whenever i open my mouth like u wouldnt believe. I never used to get them until lately.. any ideas as to what home remedies would help it at all>??

    • ANSWER:
      Lysine--it is a supplement at any drug store. Works great!!

  10. QUESTION:
    any home remedy to get rid of a cold sore or to heal it quicker?
    i have a cold sore its really horrible just came up today 1st time in ages i had one any ideas how to get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, no home remedies will help i'm afraid. Cold-sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. You could try dabbing on Zovirax cold sore cream. You can buy this OTC or on prescription.

      This cream really should had been applied as soon as the cold-sore appears. it won't ever get rid of it, it usually just stops it multiplying and shortens the length of time you have it.

  11. QUESTION:
    Fastest way to get rid of a fever blister/cold sore?
    I was in the sun for 3 days straight and now I have like 4 or 5 cold sores on my mouth and they hurt really bad, I use chap stick like its candy, always have, always will but they aren't going away are there any home remedies that get rid of cold sores super fast?

    • ANSWER:
      I once had something similar happen to me. From the sun, there was one solid cold sore that completely encircled my lips. I never, never, never layed out in the sun again without lipbalm with sunscreen. Once you've had the sores for more than a couple of days, I don't know what will make it heal faster, but I will tell you that I my go-to remedy that completely prevents them from emerging in the first place is Cold Sores Begone. I apply it at the tingle, and that's all there is to it. I buy it at Whole Foods Market but its online also.

  12. QUESTION:
    Whats a good home remedy to get rid of cold sores?
    im 16 and i have a cold sore in the corner of my mouth, how can i get rid of it fast and at home?

    • ANSWER:
      perfume dries it up a treat - stings a little. Or you could try a commercial product like zofirex.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of cold sores and fast!!!?
    Im going to a wedding with my boyfriend of 3 weeks this weekend, and Im meeting his whole family and I don't want their first impression of me to be...hey that was the girl with the herpe on her lip. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Imaka (above) is right, unfortunately you just have to let them run their course. But as far as home remedies, a Lysine supplement will help the virus from multiplying, and taking acidophilus will help your immune system fight the virus as well.

      One thing that works really well is the liquid form of Super Lysine+. You can take them both orally and apply the drops on your lip (use a Q-tip!), and both help the cold sores heal faster.

      Also, the best over-the-counter ointment that you could put on it is Carmex. I know they have Abreva and Campho-Phenique, but I've tried all of these and I was surprised to find that Carmex really does work the quickest.

      The last time I had a really bad cold sore I went to a health food store and asked a lady that worked there about them. She printed off this huge list of supplements that will help heal and prevent cold sores. I'm sorry I don't have the list with me or else I'd write everything down for you, but I'm sure if you go to a store and do the same they could help! :)

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a cold sore on my lip, what can i do to get rid of it? (home remedies)?
    I've put ice on it, a hot towel with soap, some neosporin, and a bandaid after that to stop the bleeding. what else can i do to make it go away before next monday? (first day back to school)

    • ANSWER:
      Ohh well I have a cold sore too and it is SO annoying!! But I use Carmex, which reaalllly helps. Cold sores are viruses, meaning that it won't go away fully yet. But carmex temporarily relieves the pain. It really helps, trust me! Good luck! :)

  15. QUESTION:
    Do anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?
    I have already got rid of the cold sore or fever blister but it left a mark on my lip that is going away slowly and I wanted to know if anyone knew anything to use to make it go away faster?

    • ANSWER:
      ice cube on the sore...a few minutes, then a few minutes off. Usually helps me. You can also buy a lip ointment called Herpecin (sounds like a herpes product but don't let that bother you). I had the flu years ago and ended up with very bad fever sores on my mouth and that was the only thing that helped. That stuff works like magic! Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    whats a home remedy to get rid of a cold sore ??
    schools starting the day after tomorrow and i really need to get rid of this cuhs it makes my lips freakin HUGE

    • ANSWER:
      There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores. Only time will take care of that. But there is a good prescription medication for cold sores. It will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores.

      The absolute best treatment for cold sores is a prescription medication in pill form called Valtrex. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication. My doctor prescribed it for me for cold sores about five years ago and after taking it only a couple of times I hardly ever get a cold sore any more, and before Valtrex I was having several attacks a year. On the rare occasions that I do get one now, it is gone almost immediately when I take the medication - in about a day. In the meantime, here are a couple of informative links.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for cold sores?
    I have a huge cold sore on my lip and I need a home remedy do get rid of it quick or a way to make it small enough for people not to notice
    please help asap
    xellie

    • ANSWER:
      Try The Canker Spanker, I love, love, love it! It's super fast on healing cold sores and can be used to prevent the little suckers. Good luck, you can find it online.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of this cold sore?
    I have had a cold sore in my lip for a few days and i was wondering if theres any quick home remedies to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I always use salt water. It stings a little but after that wears off, (bout 4 seconds) it leaves it soothed and u know it will be drying out the sore and healing it. Just mix a spoon of salt with 8 spoons of boiling water and allow to cool a little. Other than that I hear alcohol is good, say neat vodka. The best remedy I ever had though (and it aint natural) is using a cream containing acyclovir. In uk u would ask 4 zovirax. Its meant to be put on when u feel a tingle b4 the sore appears, but i find that using it when in the later stages also helps massively 2. hope this helps

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of cold sores? And how do you prevent from getting a cold sore?
    I know there are these mouth wash that you can get at a pharmacy drug store.
    But, i was just wondering how to get rid of them at home.
    Just using the home remedies to get rid of them
    I have one, that's swelling up and it's really disgusting..
    Everytime i eat or drink, it stings and hurts like hell.

    How do you get rid of them quick!?

    by the way;
    does orange juice work ?!
    i've heard it does ? ..

    • ANSWER:
      Knowing how to get rid of cold sores quickly can be a real blessing.

      They are painful and embarrassing and usually occur at the worst possible times. And you don't want to endure them any longer than you have to.

      In just a moment you will discover how to get rid of cold sores, oral herpes and fever blisters with some basic but powerful methods you could be using today.

      There is a lot of confusion about how to get rid of cold sores. There is just too much inaccurate information about cold sores floating around. And, companies often make some pretty wild claims for their cold sore treatment products.

      What actually causes a cold sore?

      The herpes simplex virus (either type 1 or type 2) is the root cause of all cold sores and oral herpes events. Once this virus invades your body it will live there for life. Normally it hides dormant in your nerve roots and does no harm.

      While the herpes virus remains dormant, you will not get a cold sore. If the virus should awaken, it quickly moves to the surface along the nerve fibers. This parasite virus invades surface nerve cells and forces them to make new virus copies.

      When the cells are full, the controlling virus destroys them to release hoards of fresh herpes virus particles.

      The main trigger for most cold sores is physical and mental stress. Stress changes your body in several ways - primarily weakening your immune system.

      It is the swelling up and ultimate destruction of many cells that produces the cold sore wound. At this point the virus has done most of its damage. Now your body has the huge job of growing replacement cells.

      Now this is how to get rid of cold sores that have already broken out - in five easy steps. The quicker you heal them the sooner you get your life back.

      APPLY HOT COMPRESSES

      Once the sore has developed and broken open, the healing period begins. Your cold sore will heal much faster if you take the time to apply hot compresses.

      The best way to do this is to heat up some tea bags on the stove and hold them to the wound. This brings a rush of healing blood to the area and will speed the replacement of the damaged cells.

      And tea has some anti-viral properties that will help chase the herpes virus away.

      KEEP THE SORE CLEAN

      The fewer virus particles and the cleaner the sore, the quicker your body can heal it. Alcohol works great, but I prefer hydrogen peroxide whenever possible.

      Peroxide is a great sanitizer but it also provides extra oxygen molecules to the site. This greatly speeds the healing process.

      KEEP THE SORE ALKALINE

      The herpes virus does not do well in an alkaline environment. And your body will heal much faster when it is alkaline because your tissue oxygen levels will be much higher.

      Do not eat high acid food or get it on the sore during the healing process. This includes tomato juice and pickled items.

      BATHE THE SORE WITH OIL

      One thing that really lengthens the healing period is the constant (and painful) cracking and re-healing of the scab. You need to prevent this by keeping the sore well oiled.

      Use garlic oil or oregano oil. These not only keep the scab soft and pliable for less cracking, but they are strong anti-viral agents that soak right through the scab to the damaged area below.

      Crushing fresh garlic works best, but you can buy both oils at a vitamin store. Use oregano if you don't like garlic.

      SUPERCHARGE THE CELL REPLACEMENT

      Aloe Vera gel is like fertilizer for the skin. It heals skin so quickly that it will amaze you. It contains nutrients needed to build new cells and skin - delivered right to the site.

      Your best success will come from using fresh gel from the leaf of a live plant. Everyone should have one of these plants in their home.

      You will get rid of cold sores quickly and permanently if you use these very powerful and well proven methods of cold sore treatment.

      If you want to know even more about how to get rid of cold sores, then check out Denny's popular web-site. You will discover NEW and ADVANCED cold sore treatment tactics that can easily make cold sores a thing of the past for you too at http://www.3DayColdSoreCure.com.

      aha , i just copied & pasted this website ; http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-get-rid-of-cold-sores-5-tips-for-cold-sore-treatment.html ; haha , i didnt read the whole thig thoooo .

  20. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of a cold sore?
    Ok, I have a cold sore, I need it gone in TWO DAYS, any home remedies, creams -ANYTHING to get rid of this dang thing QUICK, i don't even care if its painful. Oh and I don't need information about PREVENTING cold sores, I need getting RID OF cold sores.

    Thanks guys :)

    • ANSWER:
      Get some mint leaves
      (im pretty sure it soesn't matter what kind of leaves they are as long as they come from a vegetable or a plant)

      Well after that you put baking soda over it & put it over the cold sore for like 5 mins. I had a cold sore last week & it was gone after 2 days.

  21. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to get rid of a cold?
    I just have a really icky cold. Runny nose, congestion, and sore throat. Any thing I can do today to get rid of it by tomarrow? This is about my third day with the cold.

    • ANSWER:
      dirk alot of vitamin c ascorbic acid it helps alot

  22. QUESTION:
    Any natural home remedies for getting rid of a cold?
    I have a runny nose and sore throat with some sneezing. Is this a cold or alergies maybe. I'm not sure if i'm alergic to anything. Is there any good home remedies that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON COLD
      * Vitamins are most helpful in fighting against the cold as well as other diseases. Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is helpful in preventing the colds and it can be found in many foods such as citrus fruits, some vegetables.
      * Zinc is also helpful for cold that can cut colds short. When you first feel that you may be getting a cold, start taking zinc
      * Garlic, as well as onion, is sometimes taken for the relief of congestion and minor infections.
      * Horseradish is another herb that has an excellent property to treat sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections, reduces fever, and expels concentrations of mucus.
      * Another effective remedy for sore throat is to gargle with a strong solution of table salt and warm water. Gargle several times a day.
      * Echinacea is an herb that acts as nature's antibiotic. It helps to increase the body's immunity and thus helps in fighting against the infection and illness.
      * Goldenseal is another herb that acts as a natural antibiotic, and can be taken to help fight against the cold.
      * Add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 5 ml lukewarm water. Use this solution as a nasal drop. Use 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily.
      * A ginger tea can be prepared by boiling ginger in normal tea. It gives relief to congested nose.
      * Drink a teaspoonful of ginger juice mixed with equal quantity of honey.
      * Take hot water in a bowl and put some Thyme leaves. Inhale vapors by covering head with a towel.
      * Add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 shot of lemon juice, 1 shot of whiskey to a coffee cup. Fill the remainder of the coffee cup with steaming hot water, stir, and sip until cold is relieved.
      * Make hot chicken soup with lots of garlic. Have when hot. It will help unclog nasal passage.
      * Warm ¼ katori mustard; add 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic. Apply this on nose, chest and back. Cover up and sleep.
      * Boil half a bowl of water, add few drops of eucalyptus oil and inhale the steam.
      * Sage is used to cure sore throat, stuffed nose, gingivitis and coughs, is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Use as a gargle.
      * Warm up coconut oil. Gently massage the coconut oil over the child’s chest for about 5 minutes. Repeat the same on the upper portion of the back. The massage should be given just before child goes to sleep.
      * Avoid sugar (even natural sources) as it can impair immune function. Orange juice contains a much higher level of sugar than vitamin C. Therefore consuming lots of orange juice during a cold may do more harm than good.
      * Chilies, especially Jalapeno, are the best, most available and most effective antiviral.
      * Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat colds and flu. Recent research indicates that elderberry fruit extract may de-activate cold and flu viruses by preventing them from replicating.
      * A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, low saturated fats and whole cereals will provide protection against infective organism. Raw fruits and vegetables are better than the cooked one.
      * Take 1 tbsp of fresh gooseberry juice with 1/2 tsp ginger. It is a very effective remedy. This can be taken regularly to prevent recurrence of cold.
      * A tablespoon of ajwain crushed in the palms and tied up in a thin kerchief can be used for inhalation to relieve nasal block.
      * Boil 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric. Add some sugar for taste. Drink this once a day for three days.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a cold sore in one night?
    So tomorrow is my first day of school in a new school and I have a huge cold sore on my lip Well i really don't want to look gross on the first day so I need a home remedy that will get rid of it in like 20 hours :) thanks

    • ANSWER:
      IF it's truly a cold sore, that's not going to happen. A Coldsore is a viral infection of which there is no known cure. It must run its course. This can be shortened with certain medications (like abreva), but overnight? Not possible. You best bet is to conceal it. Sorry, it simply won't resolve itself in 20 hrs. If by some chance it does, it wasn't a coldsore.

  24. QUESTION:
    How Do I get rid of this Cold Sore in 1 day?
    i have a cold sore its not that bad i been putting carmex on it and its going away but i need some home remedies i could try to get rid of it faster i have 1 day to get rid out it

    • ANSWER:
      You need to find a small stick of "Silver Nitrate." Wet the end and cautorize it by touching it to the cold sore. This kills the virus dead and it will be gone in one day.

      It's not easy to find this because it is very poisonous and you don't want to swallow it. After touching it, let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wash out your mouth. The pharmacists has these sticks, but you will have to talk him into letting you have it because typically only doctors are allowed to get this.

      That will work in ONE DAY as you desired.

      good luck

  25. QUESTION:
    cold sore! plz help plz .i need ways to get rid or prevent it fast..home renmedies or things in the store help?
    plz help me i really don't want this Tday is the first day of the cold sore and maybe a i can prevent it from going on further. I need good home remedies or good products i can buy at the store..maybe a few options and say which product worked better...idk but plz oh plz help me thanxs!

    • ANSWER:
      Blis-tex is the quickest and most effective thing out there

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my cold sore with in a day!!?
    Tomorrow is my birrhdya and im have A LOT of people over! Can you give me tips to getting rid of the cold sore its in my mouth not on my lip, also not buying anything im broke! Home remedies! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a zit and a cold sore? (3 more questions in here)?
    Where do cold sores come from? How do I prevent them? Are there any home remedies to get rid of cold sores?

    • ANSWER:
      A pimple is due to bacteria and it's interaction with hormonal changes or blocked pores. Agents like benzoyl peroxide or topical antibiotics such as cleocin are helpful. But a cold sore is from the herpes simplex virus 1 and is contagious. It remains in your system. It may have originally erupted due to low immune system, ultraviolet exposure or catching it from someone else. I find lysine helps stop recurrences as well as having minimal argine from foods. Immune boosters help, vitamin c, vitamin b and putting spf over 30 on lip.

      Meditator
      Cold Sore Info
      http://www.coldsorelip.com

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a cold sore?
    I need help with a cold sore, i need quick effective home remedies that can make it go away.

    • ANSWER:
      1) Apply petroleum jelly, this will help healing
      2) Don't touch it, it is highly contagious, don't kiss anyone, or share a cup or towels etc.
      3) If you do happen to touch the area, wash your hands immediately with an anti bacterial soap and don't touch your genitals if you have touched the cold sore, it can end up on your genitals and is very hard to get rid of.
      4) Eat licorice, this is supposed to help.
      5) Use a sunscreen if you go out in the sun, as the action of the sun can bring the cold sore out.
      6) Cold sores can be stress induced. Take zinc to boost your immune system.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore? Advice and personal experiences would be appreciated!?
    Hey everyone, I'm 16 and I've been getting cold sores for just under 10 years now... I've tried most things, tablets, the creams, some home remedies, basically I've tried a lot of stuff... I'm just wondering if other people could give me some first hand experiences of how they've gotten rid of their cold sores fast, thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      Cut them out.

  30. QUESTION:
    ho do i get rid of a cold sore in a hour?
    i have a cold sore and i need to get rid of it REALLY REALLY fast because a party is coming up in just a couple of days ! does anyone have any home remedies that i can use ? HELP !!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a cold sore and fast?
    Any home remedies or anything to get rid of them faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and are commonly transmitted by direct oral or genital contact where sold sores are present. It is an extremely common virus that the majority of the population will be exposed to at one time or another, though a lot of people do not show any signs or symptoms, such as the usual cold sores around the lips.

      Herpes can also be transmitted during birth with potentially fatal consequences for the child. Clearly, this is no laughing matter for expectant or soon to be expectant mothers.

      The usual time-frame for healing cold sores is one to two weeks. Even though the virus stays in the body for life, there are ways to be sure the virus remains dormant and to do away with recurring outbreaks. You can get rid of cold sores safely and permanently without any drugs.

      To prevent cold sores, follow these steps:

      1. Avoid close contact with people who have cold sores! This goes beyond kissing people who have cold sores. If someone who has cold sores touches their lip and then handles something that you handle, there is a chance for you will get cold sores if you touch your face.

      2. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. Harsh winds and intense sunlight can cause cold sore outbreaks.

      3. Use lip gloss with sunscreen This tip falls in line with the previous one. Lip gloss that contains sunscreen will help protect against flare ups.

      If you already have cold sores, you have a few viable options to cut back on recovery time and reduce outbreaks. Follow these steps to get rid of cold sores:

      1. Drink lots of fluids Lots of water and fruit juice will help reduce the time it takes for cold sores to recede.

      2. Use teabags You can put teabags on your cold sore area. There is a chemical in tea bags that act against the virus and help stop any further inflammation.

      3. Use Witch Hazel - Witch Hazel is an herb that grows naturally in North America, Japan, and China. An extract of witch hazel is used for various medicinal purposes, including stopping the effects of cold sores. You can likely find it at your local health food store.

      4. Use Salt - Small amounts of salt applied to the affected area will help do away with cold sores in a matter of days.

      5. Use aloe vera - Aloe vera is a very effective remedy for many skin ailments. It will help the reduce the pain and irritation of cold sores.

      Using these 5 techniques in tandem will do away with your cold sores in a matter of days for most people.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore?
    I have a date tomorrow, and i would love to know, home remedies, or something to get rid of it, or reduce swelling, or something. I have tried ice, alcohol, and campo-phinique.... HELP D: ?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    Whats a quick home remedy way to get rid of cold sores fast?

    • ANSWER:
      my husband gets them and as soon as he notices an outbreak he puts ice on them, works really fast!
      But you should also get a medicated chap stick.
      In general to avoid them, keep your lips moisturized (chap stick), use straws for drinks in restaurants and be aware of sun and heat (use sunblock).

  34. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to get rid of a cold sore?
    I have an awful cold sore on my upper lip. It has now transferred to my skin between my nose and my lip. In the past I've tried abreva, zilactin b, herpicin L, chapstick medicated cold sore treatment, carmex, etc. Abreva works ok but it's expensive. Is there any home remedies that can clear it up? I've heard of using a wet tea bag helps? Any suggestions would help! Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I found that quickeze (the ant-acid for heartburn) tablets.... Just grab one of them before u go to bed, put a bit of spit on your finger and rub it on the quickeze to make a thick paste and smear it all over the cold sore , so its all covered in white. Go to bed and don't lick at it. The aluminium in quickeze helps it do its work. You can do this at any time, but at nights best coz u don't lick at it.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Fastest and most effective way to get rid of a cold sore?
    I just got a nasty cold sore on my lip (YUCK!) I have tried abreva, which kinda sucks. I just bought lysine and I dont know what to think about it. Are there any home remedies that work better than the OTC stuff? Also, is it better to dry it out or to keep it moisterized? Can I wear makeup over it?

    • ANSWER:
      A cold sore is a version of the herpes virus. It is different from the genital herpes virus but can be transmitted to the genitals if the facial herpes comes in contact with the genitals. It is important to be careful during a cold sore outbreak. Don't touch your lips and then touch your eyes or nose or genitals. These areas are the most prone to contracting herpes. You can also pass this virus to another person by touching the other person with the infected area.

      Cold sores are very resilient. The herpes virus connects to your nerve system and attacks the infected area. The virus then goes into a state of hibernation before your immune system can attack it. This enables it to go undetected by your body and remain with you for your entire lifetime. Chicken pox is another form of herpes which remains in your body and can later resurrect as shingles when you are older.

      Don't let this information frighten you. This is only a precaution so that you don't encounter anymore awkward situations in your life. Cold sores on your lips are embarrassing enough. With proper handling during an outbreak, you can limit your cold sores to only attacking your lips. You may be able to even prevent further outbreaks.

      There are several treatments for cold sores. Here are the most effective remedies.

      1. Abreva. This is an over-the-counter cream that attacks the herpes virus and shortens the time of an outbreak. It is best to apply Abreva at the initial tingling sensation of a cold sore, before it appears on your lip.

      2. Valtrex. This is a prescription medication usually intended for genital herpes. It is sometimes subscribed for cold sores also. Talk to your general doctor or a specialist about possible prescription treatments.

      3. Limit stress. Since the herpes virus is connected to your nervous system, a primary trigger of a cold sore outbreak is stress. Change your lifestyle to limit the amount of stress in your life. Practice stress relieving exercises such as meditation or yoga. A cold sore is often referred to as a worry wart. It is a visible sign that you are under physical or mental stress. A cold sore outbreak often causes a person to feel embarrassed which causes more stress and lengthens the time of the outbreak.

      4. Ice. Sudden changes in weather places stress upon your body. Cold sores often attack in early spring and late fall when temperatures can change drastically from day to day. Intense cold usually helps to counteract an attack. When you feel the initial tingling sensation of a cold sore outbreak, press a piece of ice on your lip where you have the outbreaks. Let the ice touch your bare skin while you hold the ice with a clean cloth. Practice this 3 times per day with a new cloth until the cold sores have disappeared. If you catch it early, you can often eliminate an outbreak.

      5. Chapstick. Keep your lips clean and moist. Don't allow your lips to chap or feel stress from the weather. Avoid allowing the cold sore to come in contact with saliva or water. After washing your face, towel dry the infected area thoroughly. During an outbreak, don't apply makeup to an infected area. The chemicals in the makeup may have negative interactions with the cold sore and prolong the outbreak.

      6. Sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can trigger a herpes outbreak, even during the winter. Apply sunscreen to the areas affected by cold sores. This will help prevent possible outbreaks.

      7. Keep your immune system strong. Herpes usually attacks when your immune system is the weakest. A cold sore outbreak can even be an early sign of another oncoming illness such as the flu or a cold. Eat a healthy diet and take Vitamin C. Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.

      Cold Sore
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_sore

  36. QUESTION:
    What's the best and quickest way to get rid of a cold sore??
    I've the cold sore since yesterday late afternoon and I've only used Carmex because that's all that I can afford. This morning I noticed that the swelling has increased a little and I need for the swelling to go down. I need some quick and effective home remedies to use. Anybody have any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      It will hurt a lot! Be brave. Use a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol and hold it on your cold sore for as long as you can tolerate the pain. Be cafeful not to get any in your mouth. Do this several times a day. Between these painful treatments, apply vitamin e. It comes in a thick, honey like, lotion. The two together work better than the pharamcy stuff for me.

  37. QUESTION:
    HELP! Cold sore home remedies! - Well redness around the mouth?
    I think a cold sore is coming on since i alreaddy have lots of redness to the left of my mouth. i think its relaly noticable.

    I want it gone by tomorrow but obviously its not gonna go that fast. thing is to be honest i know its contagous and yh i think you get it now (kissing). WHY THI WEEKEND OUT OF ALL WEEKENDS! Sorry im alittle annioed lol.

    Well anybody know any home remedees or anything that will get rid of it. im getting the invisible patchs now and i have tried zovirax but its not wokring and i have alredy been using it for about 4 days now

    Please Help !
    X

    • ANSWER:
      it might sound sorta repulsive but ass ointment works wonders on those terrible sores, i have plenty of them around my penis and all i do is throw alittle of my butt cream on and its gone within minutes

  38. QUESTION:
    Natural remedy to get rid of cold sores?
    is there a home remedy for cold sores that i can use and that will work very quickly. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      At the first hint of a cold sore try the supplement L-Lysine. You can also take it in lower doses as a preventative. Speaking of preventatives, if you are prone to cold sores, go get a lip balm that has an SPF factor of at least 30. Keep putting it on anytime you will be out in the sun.

  39. QUESTION:
    A quick and home remedy way to get rid of cold sores?

    • ANSWER:
      If you mean cold sores on your mouth, for some reason Carmex has always worked wonders for me anyway. If I have one started I put Carmex on it and it goes away.

      If you mean cold sores (canker sores?) inside your mouth, rinsing them with Maalox or other liquid antacid works well. If it's really bad, I soak a cotton ball with Maalox and pack it against the canker, and it's very soothing.

  40. QUESTION:
    Get rid of a cold sore?
    Ok so i got a cold sore yesterday and i find it very uncomfortable. I don't want to go to the store and buy something to get rid of it. I want to know if there's a way to home remedies?
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Try putting ice or toothpaste on it.
      For some great tips on getting rid of a the fast and permanently
      visit

      http://howtogetridofacoldsorenow.com

  41. QUESTION:
    got a bad cough-cold.do you have any home remedies to get rid of it?
    i've tried medicines but i don't wanna start with antibiotics.i've got a sore throat and a blocked nose which makes a nasal voice.have you got some good home remedies to get rid of it?please...

    • ANSWER:
      steam inhalation with benzoin.tc can relieve your nasal congestion. try salt gargling and gargling with betadine in water(2ml in 10ml). that will relieve your sore throat. But if it persists you should consult a doctor.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to eliminate cold sores with home remedies a few days after you've already had it?
    I have a cold sore and I've had it for 3 days now and I've been researching about cold sores and researching home remedies and I just wanted to know if I can get rid of my cold sore now or if it's already too late and I'll just have to wait? Someone please answer this question cuz I'm desperate and I can't find the answer any where. (P.S: This is my first cold sore so I don't have any experience with them. So I'm pretty much clueless about them)

    • ANSWER:
      either take lysine tablets, or use lysine cream for the lips, from the drugstore.

  43. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of a cold sore or fever blister?
    i just got this thing over nite i have a cold and thats what brought this about i need to know if anyone knows any home remedies for this kind of thing

    • ANSWER:
      just leave it alone and use warm water at night

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedies for a cold?
    I have a really bad cold(stuffy/runny nose, cough, sore throat, no fever, but the worst is my ears feel like they need to pop so everything is muffled) So my question does anyone have any suggestions about what I can do/take to help get rid of this cold. I have had it for 5 days now and I am just sick of it. (Any suggestions are welcomed, medicine, home remedies etc). Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I know w/ a sore throat.. o.j.. just doesn't sound that appealing.. but it really help to boost your immune system and get you to feeling better. plus taking vicks and rubbing all over your throat and chest and covering w/ a dish towel... will help.. take care...

  45. QUESTION:
    The best way to get rid of a cold sore!?
    How to get rid of it. any home remedies, how long do they last

    • ANSWER:
      A good over the counter med is Herpicin-L. It's a cream to rub on. But the best medication is prescription only and it's called Zovirax. It's awesome!!!

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Cold Sores quickly?
    I have had a cold for the past 5 days. The day before yesterday I developed a cold sore. I wanted to know about fast ways to get rid of it and maybe some home remedies.

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      abreva, if u catch it early it will clear it up in a day

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a cold sore in one day.?
    I need to know. I've tried everything. I've had them ever since I was little. I woke up around 12 am this morning, and three small coldsores on my lip. Great. I stayed home from school to take care of them. I need some homemade remedies please. =)
    well my coldsores are really small. i had just gotten over another one, but it's dried now and had scabbed. right now i'm trying the nailpolish remover trick. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Try L-Lysine tablets. It's an amino acid that is sold in most health stores. I used to suffer with cold sores regularily until I discovered this. They are fairly inexpensive (about for a bottle) and they will not only help to get rid of your current cold sore, they will help prevent future ones if you start taking them again at that first tingle. I have been cold sore-free for over three years!

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anyone knows of any home remedies for cold sores?
    I FELT A LITTLE TINGLE PAIN AND WHEN I LOOKED BENEATH MY LIP...I SAW A RED SPOT...AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE DEVELOPING OF A COLD SORE...WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF IT BEFORE IT GETS ANY WORST?

    P.S:PLEASE GIVE ME SOMETHING SIMPLE THAT I CAN DO AT
    HOME

    • ANSWER:
      What I have always told my friends to use and it always worked, is powdered Alum. You will find it in the spice aisle at the grocery store. Not very expensive. Used in pickling sometimes. Make sure to buy the powdered, not the granular. Wet the tip of your finger, dip it in the Alum and dab on your cold sore. Repeat as needed. What it does is allows the cold sore to dry out so it can heal. Taste like crud, will make your lips pucker, but it works. Make sure to keep this Alum in the medicine cabinet. And mark it medicinal or something so as not to confuse with regular spices.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a cold sore fast?
    O my god, I woke up with it... the horrible bright red burning mound right above my upper lip- so freaking gross. Are there any home remedies, or anything at all that might speed the going away process before I go back to work in 2 days and have to deal face to face with the public??
    O the horror.

    • ANSWER:
      U can put some toothpaste on it....it will help to dry it and go away faster...but also you can talk to you doctor and maybe he can prescribe something for it...

  50. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a cold sore?
    Im using carmex right now, ive had this for like 2 days now. yesterday was when it kinda sprouted big and hurt. its also 11 at night so i cant run out to the store, any home remedies to help heal it faster? thanks!
    could also be a fever blister, not to sure what the difference is. i get these like once every 2 years or something. not very often

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I understand it, cold sores are viruses of the herpes variety and once you have the virus it will lie dormant and flare up every so often. I think, when the immune system is low, hence the reason they often occur around the time you have a cold.
      The only product I know which works is Zovirax which is an anti-viral cream. You should start applying it as soon as you feel that tingle which heralds the start of a cold sore, that's why I always keep a tube at home.
      If you feel a sore developing and do not have any Zovirax, I have found perfume or after shave applied to the site helps to dry it out. I guess the alcohol does that.


Home Remedies For Getting Rid Of Cold Sores Fast

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 27•12

Cold 00004000 sore is caused by herpes simplex virus and is highly contagious. Herpes simplex virus can be spread if a person touches the sore and then touches an area of the skin.

Some individuals are more susceptible to the virus, and may have repeated breakouts. Cold sore is not only painful but embarrassing. If you are one of the sufferers who develop a cold sore each and every year, I assume you already know that it can be a most unpleasant experience. You might interest to know about how to get rid of a cold sore. What can be done when a cold sore appears to reduce the pain and discomfort causes by it?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    fast home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    Can someone please give me some home remedies for getting rid of coldsores. I am really sick of this coldsore and i just want it gone asap

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    home remedies that get rid of cold sores fast?
    i need a cold sore remedy that will clear up this cold sore. everybody says that if you feel it coming on you can stop it before it shows up and i tried that by putting some abreva on it but that didnt work. and i've been using the abreva for a day and its only gotten bigger.

    i need some home remedies that actually work that'll clear up this cold sore before i have to go back to school. luckily school is closed tomorrow, and hopefully we'll get tuesday off to for the snow so if the remedy could work in like a day that would be amazing.

    ps dont say abreva cause it doesnt work.
    thankss
    and im just wondering if i tried to cover it up with make up would that hurt it?

    • ANSWER:
      blistex lip balm

  3. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores- fast!!?
    I have recently noticed I have a big, fat cold sore on the side of my lip. I am not that interested in getting over-the-counter drugs for it. So I was wondering if anyone has any home remedies that actually work-fast!
    Thanks a million.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey!
      It is very important to protect and cover the affected area with a protective petroleum based product such as petroleum jelly (vaseline!). This can both speed up the healing process and protect the area from further infections.

      Drink lots of fluids! Drinking lots of water and juices (not citrus ones) helps:)

      Applying ice can slow down the metabolism of the virus (especially in the initial stages) to prevent severe outbreak, and can also numb the area to lessen pain and itching

      Teabag application. Applying teabags are quite effective in speeding up the healing process. Tannic acid in tea has strong antiviral properties.

      Herbs such as aloe Vera, tea tree oil, witch hazel and sage have been discovered to speed up the healing process of cold sores.

      hope this helps... ive given you some simple remedies, try most of them:) it helped me! xxx

  4. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for cold sores? effective and fast? please help !!?
    I just got a cold sore overnight. For all of you who have had one, it is very embarrassing and I just want to get rid of it as soon as possible. So, help? Thanks :)
    It isn't that painful. So I don't really need ways to make it feel better, just get rid of it,

    • ANSWER:
      Totally understand. Hop on over to your local vitamin shop and pick up L-Lysine (amino acid supplement). Take a loading dose of 4 pills (usually 2000 mg) then follow up wih 1 to 2 pills every day after. My cold sores were triggered by an overload of L arginine to L Lysine. L Lysine clears it up.

      Next eat some cheese, meats, etc. Anything right in L Lysine. Hold off on eating tons of spinach, nuts, and L arginine foods until it goes away.

      Lemon balm extract can be placed right on it. Also black tea bags held on it as a compress are helpful to alleviate the symptoms.

      I started doing this routine as soon as I get the tingling and haven't gotten a cold sore since. I used to get 3 a month and it's been 3 years since I've had one.

  5. QUESTION:
    Fastest way to get rid of a fever blister/cold sore?
    I was in the sun for 3 days straight and now I have like 4 or 5 cold sores on my mouth and they hurt really bad, I use chap stick like its candy, always have, always will but they aren't going away are there any home remedies that get rid of cold sores super fast?

    • ANSWER:
      I once had something similar happen to me. From the sun, there was one solid cold sore that completely encircled my lips. I never, never, never layed out in the sun again without lipbalm with sunscreen. Once you've had the sores for more than a couple of days, I don't know what will make it heal faster, but I will tell you that I my go-to remedy that completely prevents them from emerging in the first place is Cold Sores Begone. I apply it at the tingle, and that's all there is to it. I buy it at Whole Foods Market but its online also.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Cold Sores quickly?
    I have had a cold for the past 5 days. The day before yesterday I developed a cold sore. I wanted to know about fast ways to get rid of it and maybe some home remedies.

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      abreva, if u catch it early it will clear it up in a day

  7. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores fast, proms tomorrow!?
    Ok so ive had these cold sores for around three days now, ive been putting vinegar on them to dry them as my dad says to make them go faster but there not goin down mch and i have prom tomorrow night! :( im desperate for them to go but just dont know how, i cant buy any creams etc i need a home remedy.. can anyone help?! Please and thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    how do u get rid of cold sores fast!!?
    ok so i have one on my upper lip and ive been putting Carmex on it for like 2 days and its still there! and 2morrow is the first day of school for me!

    its to late for me to go to the store any home remedies!??
    please!!!

    why do u get them anyway??

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have had it now for 2 days, it will have to run its course, and should be gone within about a week. The only treatment that gets rid of cold sores quickly is a prescription medication called Valtrex, but you have to take it as soon as you feel the cold sore coming on.

      Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

      There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores. Only time will take care of that. But there is a good prescription medication for cold sores. It will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores.

      The absolute best treatment for cold sores is a prescription medication in pill form called Valtrex. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication. My doctor prescribed it for me for cold sores about five years ago and after taking it only a couple of times I hardly ever get a cold sore any more, and before Valtrex I was having several attacks a year. On the rare occasions that I do get one now, it is gone almost immediately when I take the medication - in about a day. In the meantime, here are a couple of informative links.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html

  9. QUESTION:
    cold sores/fever blisters how do u get rid of them>? FAST!!!!!?
    I had a cold sore/fever blister around my lip for a day and what can u do to get rid of them!!!!!!! what over the counter treatment can you get that works fast!!!!!!! i been cleaning it with alcohol and putting salt since those are things that kill bacteria should i be doing that??? any home remedies??????
    and how long they last?????

    • ANSWER:
      The best product i've found for cold or cranker sores in mouth in a product call campo phonec,not sure of that spelling,but ask the druggist for it....George

  10. QUESTION:
    Do anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?
    I have already got rid of the cold sore or fever blister but it left a mark on my lip that is going away slowly and I wanted to know if anyone knew anything to use to make it go away faster?

    • ANSWER:
      ice cube on the sore...a few minutes, then a few minutes off. Usually helps me. You can also buy a lip ointment called Herpecin (sounds like a herpes product but don't let that bother you). I had the flu years ago and ended up with very bad fever sores on my mouth and that was the only thing that helped. That stuff works like magic! Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore? Advice and personal experiences would be appreciated!?
    Hey everyone, I'm 16 and I've been getting cold sores for just under 10 years now... I've tried most things, tablets, the creams, some home remedies, basically I've tried a lot of stuff... I'm just wondering if other people could give me some first hand experiences of how they've gotten rid of their cold sores fast, thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      Cut them out.

  12. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a cold sore?
    Im using carmex right now, ive had this for like 2 days now. yesterday was when it kinda sprouted big and hurt. its also 11 at night so i cant run out to the store, any home remedies to help heal it faster? thanks!
    could also be a fever blister, not to sure what the difference is. i get these like once every 2 years or something. not very often

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I understand it, cold sores are viruses of the herpes variety and once you have the virus it will lie dormant and flare up every so often. I think, when the immune system is low, hence the reason they often occur around the time you have a cold.
      The only product I know which works is Zovirax which is an anti-viral cream. You should start applying it as soon as you feel that tingle which heralds the start of a cold sore, that's why I always keep a tube at home.
      If you feel a sore developing and do not have any Zovirax, I have found perfume or after shave applied to the site helps to dry it out. I guess the alcohol does that.

  13. QUESTION:
    I have a coldsore!! What is the fastest way to get rid of coldsores?
    Can anyone recommend me any home remedies or treatment for getting rid of cold sores the fastest? I have a date tomorrow night!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sandra,

      Hopefully this doesn't reach you too late. There are many options to getting rid of coldsores with home remedies, some that are immediate and some painstakingly slow.

      I'd highly recommend tea-tree Oil if you have any in your house. You may purchase this at any local grocery store or health store. Tea Tree oil is the strongest anti-coldsore cream there is.

      I don't really recommend abreva or any other "topical" cream out there.

      For Home remedies, I'd recommend:

      • Ice. Ice applied prior to your sore opening up tends to stop the herpes virus in its tracks - But will actually slow healing if applied after the sore blossoms.

      • Alcohol. (External not internal - save the party until you are cold sore free) Use a cotton swab or ball with alcohol to keep the sore sterile and clean. Use with any and all other treatments.

      • Lysine. Taken orally, will help heal your current cold sore quicker and may reduce future occurrences. Lysine is usually taken in doses of 2000 to 4000 mg. per day to get rid of a cold sore. Have not seen much success putting lysine directly on the cold sore.

      • Garlic. Crush a garlic clove and put the oil on the sore. If you have an Aloe Vera plant, put the leaf juice on after the garlic oil has been applied.

      • Tea bags. Use frozen wetted tea bags in place of ice. Use warm after cold sore blossoms open.

      • Zinc. Good topical and internal way to get rid of a cold sore fast. Do not use zinc oxide - will just sit on top of the skin. Use zinc sulfate or zinc gluconate for topical application. Zicam is a gel form of zinc gluconate used for common colds that costs about .00. For internal use, take a good vitamin and mineral supplement that provides 15 to 25 milligrams.

  14. QUESTION:
    Would this make my cold sore worse?? How can i get rid of it FAST?
    I found a nasty cold sore on the corner of my mouth last night and finally decided to do something about it. would it hurt if i put oxy maximum strength acne treatment on it? (The active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide or would i be better off with chap stick and isopropyl alcohol? Are there any other quick home remedies known? Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      This what my friend does.. he pops it till all the pus is out then he puts on tooth paste yeah I know but it will dry up in like.. 3 days atleast.

  15. QUESTION:
    Help getting rid of a scar from a cold sore?
    Someone told me to put lemon juice on the cold sore so I did and the sore healed quickly but it left this really dark brown scar.

    Vitamin E hasn't worked for me. Is there a faster remedy other then Mederma that I could do at home? I don't want to get laser surgery and it hasn't lightened when I left it alone.

    How effective is lemon juice and honey?

    Covering up with makeup has worked but I would really like it to be gone. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      So it is completely healed? If so, there is no way to get rid of the scar, because that scar represents a point of infection, just like you can;t get rid of herpes, you can;t get rid of the scar because the scar is part of the herpes infection. Sorry if it sounds confusing, but all you can do is cover it up.

  16. QUESTION:
    HELP! Cold sore home remedies! - Well redness around the mouth?
    I think a cold sore is coming on since i alreaddy have lots of redness to the left of my mouth. i think its relaly noticable.

    I want it gone by tomorrow but obviously its not gonna go that fast. thing is to be honest i know its contagous and yh i think you get it now (kissing). WHY THI WEEKEND OUT OF ALL WEEKENDS! Sorry im alittle annioed lol.

    Well anybody know any home remedees or anything that will get rid of it. im getting the invisible patchs now and i have tried zovirax but its not wokring and i have alredy been using it for about 4 days now

    Please Help !
    X

    • ANSWER:
      it might sound sorta repulsive but ass ointment works wonders on those terrible sores, i have plenty of them around my penis and all i do is throw alittle of my butt cream on and its gone within minutes

  17. QUESTION:
    cold sore/fever blister how do u get rid of them fast>>!!?
    I had a cold sore/fever blister around my lip for a day and what can u do to get rid of them!!!!!!! what over the counter treatment can you get that works fast!!!!!!! i been cleaning it with alcohol and putting salt since those are things that kill bacteria should i be doing that??? any home remedies??????
    and how long for them to go away???

    • ANSWER:
      Just keep alot of lip balm on it. It will take about a week to clear up. My dad uses a little bit of foundation on his.

  18. QUESTION:
    Home remedy to get rid of a pimple?
    I have pretty clear skin - luckily. However, sometimes I get zits around my mouth. Right now I have one on the edge of my bottom and it HURTS because of it's location. I know for a fact it's a pimple and not a cold sore. Know any good home remedies to get zits to go away faster??

    • ANSWER:
      toothpaste sometimes scar and burn depending on which ones you use.
      try dabbing tea tree oil on affected areas.

  19. QUESTION:
    Cold sore? How can i get rid of it fast and what else should i do for it?
    I can feel a weird tingle by my lip, and i pinched it to try and make it stop, it didnt work. so i asked my mom what it was and she said it was a cold sore and i looked up stuff about it and that confirmed im getting one. you cant see it but i can feel it. i put some abreva on it but i really dont wanna go to school with a cold sore, its bad enough ive got a megasized painful zit on my chin.

    what else can i do to get rid of it real fast? i cant go to the store right now, but suggestions for creams will be good too :]

    home remedies of some kind maybe? and which ones you expect (or know) work best.

    • ANSWER:
      Abreva works best.. And sorry to say, it's not a zit.. You have herpes.

      Good news it though, that the herpes virus in cold sores (Herpes Simplex Version 1) isn't harmful, but is very contagious. Don't worry, it's not genital herpes and infact most people have this virus.

      Just keep putting Abreva on it and it should go down soon.

  20. QUESTION:
    URGENT!!! Home remedy to cure cold sores?!?!?!?
    I just got a cold sore from all the stress. I lost the medicine for it. I have a friend coming over tomorrow and I need a way to get rid of this fast!! Any way to help???

    • ANSWER:
      Cold sores are caused by a viral infection, the only known cure is an anti viral product like Zovirax, even this does not work after the sore has been developed, people who get them frequently know that they get a familiar tingling sensation at the site, usually the lips, the anti viral has to be taken then to have any chance of the sore developing, there are no known 'natural' remedies.

      EDIT: Nothing personal, but tree oil, the main constituent of Canker Spanker has NO effect on Hepes Simplex (cold sores), apart from the product mentioned, this link will give you more information on it's management.

  21. QUESTION:
    Help, I need a fast working remedy for getting rid of a sore throat!?
    I have a really sore throat and it really hurts when i swallow and talk. I need a fast working remedy that will relieve me of the pain! I also have a bit of a cold. I noticed it yesterday morning.
    I have got a lot coming up as it is nearly xmas and I don't want to be ill again for a long time.
    I am also a competitive swimmer and so I train quite a bit and I want to do some training tomorrow evening :)
    Thanks in advance to everyone who answers - you are all lifesavers!!!
    x
    PS - I live in the UK so any remedies that aren't home remedies or whatever will need to be available in the UK. If not if you know of something similar than that will be very helpful :)

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, lemon, and hot tea will coat your throat for a little while, but you may need to go to the doctor to get something stronger.

  22. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for a reaaally annoying cold/cough/sore throat?!?!?
    I really want to get rid of it, and fast! It's irritating me to death. I have a sore throat, a gross cough, stuffed up nose that i can't seem to get rid of no matter how many kleenex boxes i go through, and my head is all stuffed up and i get tired easily. plleassse help =[

    • ANSWER:
      For the sore throat, put two tablespoons of honey and 2 of lemon juice into a glass or mug of hot water and drink, the honey will soothe your throat.

      For the stuffed nose try putting your head over a bowl of hot water with some eucalyptus if you have it and place a towel over your head so you are breathing in the steam. Hope you get better soon!!

  23. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a coldsore fast?
    I have a cold sore on the middle of my top lip and it is HUGE!
    It is my second day with it and tomorrow I have to go to school!
    I have been putting alcohol and petroleum jelly every hour on it!
    Is there any other home remedy that I can do to make it go down for tomorrow?
    Thank you for your time! :)

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    How to fight a cold fast?
    I have a busy day tomorrow and I have a nasty cold that i need to get rid of or else i'll be miserable and in a bad mood tomorrow.
    I've tried Nyquil before, but it never seems to work for me.

    It's just bad coughing, sneezing and sore throat right now but then again, This is only the first day I've had it. so It might get worse if I don't stop it soon.

    Any great home remedies for this? Or even some over the counters that work great?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a bottle of Raw, unfiltered organic Apple Cider Vinegar. (Has to be raw and unfiltered)
      Look for "Braggs" brand. It cures EVERYTHING! Drink two table spoons 3 times a day.

      And pick up some UMKA for cold and flu. Works and taste great. Plus its really good for you (all natural)

  25. QUESTION:
    NEED TOO GETT RIDD OF A COLDD SOAR BY MONDAY ?????????? PLZ. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    WELL I HAVE A COLD SORE/SOAR RITE IN THE BOTTOM OF MY NOSE AND PART OF IT IS IN MY NOSE. SO I REALLY NEED TO GET RID OF IT BECAUSE ON MONDAY I HAVE A TRYOUT FOR SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT AND WITH THE COLD SORE/SORE THAT WILL JUST MAKE ME LOSE THE COMPETITION AND THE TRY OUTS. SO I REALLY NEED SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP ME I DONT WANT ANY ABREVA AND THOSE NASTY PRODUCTS THAT WONT HELP AT ALL. I NEED FAST AND QUICK HOME REMEDIES>>SO PLEASE HELP ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THANX LUV U LOTS 10 PTS BEST AND QUICKEST ANSWER !!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry you've gotten such bogus answers. I suffer from coldsores too so i know how you feel. You just want to get rid them like yesterday!

      So i found this one website and it seem like it just might be what your looking for. Check it out

      http://dbher33.zx6rkaw.hop.clickbank.net/

      Good luck and i hope you make the tryout :-)

  26. QUESTION:
    cold sore... please help?
    Ok.. im thirteen and im going to be 14 in exactly one week, and i have a cold sore and i know its shallow of me and all but i need to get rid of it before my birthday. Is there any home remedy that helps to get rid of the cold sore or some otc treatment to heal it faster? If so... thanks for the help in advance.
    also, does abreva work or is it no good? I heard that it helps but i dont know if it can be aplie around the nostrl area

    • ANSWER:
      Bad luck sweety. Honestly, Zovirax is the best product on teh market.

  27. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a coldsore? (read info)?
    im 11 years old and i have a coldsore but i did not kiss anybody , not even my family. i never share drinks with anybody either! i know these are herpes.. but i dont understand how a 11 yer old has one it started out as dry lips, then turned into a cut on both corners of my lips, and now they cold sores on both corners. I use so much for it but nothing works.
    Two Questions:
    how can i get rid of them fast (without buying more meds?)
    and how did i get them?

    I have already used:
    Abreva (DOCOSANOL 10% CREAM "COLD SORE TREATMENT")
    Zilactin "Early relief cold sore Gel"
    Polysporin (minimizes appearance of scars & takes germs away)
    Anbesol GEL "immediat pain relief of cold sores"

    Any good home remedies or something ..? i cant stand this ... they are at both corners of my lips and they circle around and look like im a clown ..Help!!!!! and when i wake up in the morning they get all crusty and dry again.. cause i breathe out of my mouth because I have a stuffy nose.. Grrrr.
    I know im 11 and under age for Yahoo answers but im desperate to get rid of these th ings!!!
    There has to be some quick cure please help .. I look sooo ugly and people are going to think i have herpes and kissed somebody .. but i didnt!!

    Two Questions for you to answer please...
    1. Why do I have cold sores (herpes)
    2. Any home remedies to get rid of them fast?

    • ANSWER:
      do not panic. it's fine over 80 percent of the population has some type of herpes. i got my first cold sore in the third grade and like you had never kissed anyone. i know it doesn't seem fair but you're really making it a bigger deal than it is. you could ask your mom to miss school but since it's christmas break i don't think you even have school anymore.
      herpes is not the end of the world, you can still lead a normal life. abreva will help speed up the healing process. both your cold sores will be gone within two weeks. you probably caught herpes from sharing lipstick or chapstick with someone. you could have even gotten it from a kiss on the cheek. there are many ways but you shouldn't focus on that. just don't stress out and avoid chapped lips and you should keep the cold sores to a minimum. don't worry about it. herpes is just a MINOR detail in your life. it's extremely common and not everyone that has it is flipping out

  28. QUESTION:
    Cold sore help??
    Welll I woke up with a cold sore the other day. Tried to make it go away with Releev cause it used to work for me, but it didn't work this time. I did do some home remedies like the nail polish remover thing and stuff, and it has all been working, but it's in its scabbing stage now, which makes it hard to cover it up. Have any ways to get rid of the scabs faster? I know I shouldn't pick at them, so is there any other ways of getting rid of them faster?? Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      There is absolutely no way to get rid of a cold sore faster unless you take certain medications (valtrex) or apply abreva in it's most earliest stages (the tingling, before it even shows up). You're just going to have to let it heal and don't pick at it because it will just take even longer and increase your risk of infection. Also if you were to pick the scab or at it you can accidentally touch your eye or genital area and actually transfer it to that location. I get a LOT of cold sores and the absolute best way to prevent them from happening is just to treat yourself good. Some of the things that cause an outbreak is dehydration, lots of sun exposure, poor diet, stress, hormones (menstruation), etc. I have had several cold sores and I have even been to the doctor for them. I'm also a nursing student and I've talked to a lot of people about them.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is This A Cold Sore?
    I have some redness at the corner of my mouth, and when you look at it, it kinda looks like little cuts...it hurts to open my mouth!

    Anyway...my question was...I was looking around on here for some ways to get rid of it faster, and I kept reading that signs that you get a cold sore are itching/tingling, and that it itches after you get it, but I don't have that. (I have had this happen before though)

    So...does this sound like a cold sore and how can I get rid of it soon (preferably with at home remedies)?
    Oh, and I do have a bit of a cold right now...

    • ANSWER:
      It's not a coldsore. I actually have the same stupid problem, again! And it is so annoying and painful. it hurts to open my mouth completely wide cause its like someone took a razor blade and slightly cut my mouth.

      It happens to me cause I go tanning and sometimes forget to put on my chapstick. It's not a cold sore sweetie. Your lips are dry from the cold or sudden change in weather. And you haven't been keeping them moisterized. chapstick...

  30. QUESTION:
    Did you know about these home remedies?........?
    Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

    Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

    Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

    Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

    Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

    Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer . Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never advertised for this use. ( Note : Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)

    Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a! dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

    Listerine < < /I > > therapy for toenail fungus ... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

    Easy eyeglass protection ... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

    Coca-Cola cure for rust ... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done. FYI, coca-cola is also used to shine shoes and clean car engines. I know people who do this and it works. (Scary that people still drink it.)

    Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409 . Insects drop to the ground instantly.

    Smart splinter remover ...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

    Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

    Balm for broken blisters ...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine ... a powerful antiseptic.

    Heinz vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

    Kills fleas instantly . Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

    Rainy day cure for dog odor ... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

    Eliminate ear mites ... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

    Quaker Oats for fast pain relief ....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard of the coke one--I actually cleaned a car battery with one & it worked for me! The rest I'll keep on hand, incase......

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores fast?
    I have 2 cold sores on the both ends of my lip and it makes it really hard to open my mouth to talk and especially when im try to eat/drink. i've been putting a cream called carmax on it but it doesnt seem to work but it does get rid of the pain. what are some ways to get rid of them fast? im having picture day in a few days and i dont want to take a picture with 2 cold sores! please is there any home remedies that i can get rid of cold sores? thanks for alll your help! God Bless You!

    • ANSWER:
      Once the cold sore has erupted, it will have to run its course. There is only one quick treatment for cold sores, and that is Valtrex, but unless you already have a prescription for it, it won't work well for this cold sore. There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores, but Valtrex, which is an anti-viral medication, will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication.

      Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

      These sites are informative.

      http://www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html
      http://www.herpesdiagnosis.com/
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/9325.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm
      http://www.ashastd.org/herpes/herpes_overview.cfm
      http://chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_details.asp?brand_name_id=1486&rot=4

  32. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores fast
    abreva doesn't work for me
    i need like a home remedy

    • ANSWER:
      Use Oil of Oregano on cold sores.

  33. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a cold sore?
    ok so the weather is changing and i have a cold sore form it. It is located right under my nose above my lip. what can i use that will get rid of it fast? I am so embarresed. i hate using the medication kind bc they really dry my skin out. i will have dry skin there for a few weeks so does anyone have any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I use Vick' Vapour Rub, it works for me.


Home Remedies For Getting Rid Of Cold Sores

Written By: ibzzA1 - Aug• 27•12

The most common things to cause a sore throat are viral infections, such as a cold, flu, and a bacterial infection. Apart from these there are other things which can cause a sore throat. These include smoking, allergies, dry air, mouth breathing, and changing weather, throat abuse such as singing, shouting, coughing, infected tonsils, and food allergies. Some of these causes you can avoid and others you cannot. Try some of the following home remedies to get rid of sore throat.

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Nasal Passages- Keep it clear by practicing anulome-vilome pranayam. This yoga practice is very helpful to cure sore throat. When dealing with a sore throat, best to keep your nasal passages clear. This means do not open your mouth when sleeping, if possible. Sleeping with your mouth open can cause a dry mouth and lead to a sore throat. Proper rest is the best home remedies when dealing with any kind of ailment. Get proper rest when you are dealing with a sore throat. Resting leaves more energy to fight any infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some remedies for getting rid of cold sores?
    What are some home remedies for getting rid of cold soars? Also, can eating a lot of fruit give you cold soars?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom swears by zinc taken right as you feel a cold sore starting. It seems to work great!

      Cold sores are a form of the herpes virus, so fruit does not cause them.

  2. QUESTION:
    fast home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    Can someone please give me some home remedies for getting rid of coldsores. I am really sick of this coldsore and i just want it gone asap

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    What is good home remedies to get rid of cold sores?
    Okay, so i need a good quick fix for this cold sore. It's been there for a day now, i have been putting Abreva on it, but I need it to be gone by 6:00 tonight! Any good home remedies that work quick! Thanks ahead!

    • ANSWER:
      i had a cold sore last week.
      i told my grandfather to stop and get me some blistex or something but instead he came home with that chap stick stuff lol.
      i decided to use it anyway and my sore was totally gone 3 days after.
      the day after i used it it wasnt even bubbly or hurting anymore.

  4. QUESTION:
    home remedies that get rid of cold sores fast?
    i need a cold sore remedy that will clear up this cold sore. everybody says that if you feel it coming on you can stop it before it shows up and i tried that by putting some abreva on it but that didnt work. and i've been using the abreva for a day and its only gotten bigger.

    i need some home remedies that actually work that'll clear up this cold sore before i have to go back to school. luckily school is closed tomorrow, and hopefully we'll get tuesday off to for the snow so if the remedy could work in like a day that would be amazing.

    ps dont say abreva cause it doesnt work.
    thankss
    and im just wondering if i tried to cover it up with make up would that hurt it?

    • ANSWER:
      blistex lip balm

  5. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for cold sores.I have to get rid of one by the weekend.?

    • ANSWER:
      saltwater

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for cold sores?
    I have a huge cold sore on my lip and I need a home remedy do get rid of it quick or a way to make it small enough for people not to notice
    please help asap
    xellie

    • ANSWER:
      Try The Canker Spanker, I love, love, love it! It's super fast on healing cold sores and can be used to prevent the little suckers. Good luck, you can find it online.

  7. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for cold sores?
    I got cold sores on my inner bottom lip from my braces. I have 2 small cold sores and i want to get rid of them.

    Does anyone know any good home remedies for cold sores?

    • ANSWER:
      Those are canker sores. Cold sores are caused by a virus, while canker sores are caused by something irritating your inside lip.

      The best "home remedy" would be to eat soft, cold food that doesn't irritate your canker sore (ice cream?), and to handle stress. Studies have shown that stress tends to coincide with more canker sores.

      Be gentle with your canker sore when brushing!

  8. QUESTION:
    Any natural home remedies for getting rid of a cold?
    I have a runny nose and sore throat with some sneezing. Is this a cold or alergies maybe. I'm not sure if i'm alergic to anything. Is there any good home remedies that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON COLD
      * Vitamins are most helpful in fighting against the cold as well as other diseases. Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is helpful in preventing the colds and it can be found in many foods such as citrus fruits, some vegetables.
      * Zinc is also helpful for cold that can cut colds short. When you first feel that you may be getting a cold, start taking zinc
      * Garlic, as well as onion, is sometimes taken for the relief of congestion and minor infections.
      * Horseradish is another herb that has an excellent property to treat sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections, reduces fever, and expels concentrations of mucus.
      * Another effective remedy for sore throat is to gargle with a strong solution of table salt and warm water. Gargle several times a day.
      * Echinacea is an herb that acts as nature's antibiotic. It helps to increase the body's immunity and thus helps in fighting against the infection and illness.
      * Goldenseal is another herb that acts as a natural antibiotic, and can be taken to help fight against the cold.
      * Add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 5 ml lukewarm water. Use this solution as a nasal drop. Use 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily.
      * A ginger tea can be prepared by boiling ginger in normal tea. It gives relief to congested nose.
      * Drink a teaspoonful of ginger juice mixed with equal quantity of honey.
      * Take hot water in a bowl and put some Thyme leaves. Inhale vapors by covering head with a towel.
      * Add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 shot of lemon juice, 1 shot of whiskey to a coffee cup. Fill the remainder of the coffee cup with steaming hot water, stir, and sip until cold is relieved.
      * Make hot chicken soup with lots of garlic. Have when hot. It will help unclog nasal passage.
      * Warm ¼ katori mustard; add 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic. Apply this on nose, chest and back. Cover up and sleep.
      * Boil half a bowl of water, add few drops of eucalyptus oil and inhale the steam.
      * Sage is used to cure sore throat, stuffed nose, gingivitis and coughs, is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Use as a gargle.
      * Warm up coconut oil. Gently massage the coconut oil over the child’s chest for about 5 minutes. Repeat the same on the upper portion of the back. The massage should be given just before child goes to sleep.
      * Avoid sugar (even natural sources) as it can impair immune function. Orange juice contains a much higher level of sugar than vitamin C. Therefore consuming lots of orange juice during a cold may do more harm than good.
      * Chilies, especially Jalapeno, are the best, most available and most effective antiviral.
      * Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat colds and flu. Recent research indicates that elderberry fruit extract may de-activate cold and flu viruses by preventing them from replicating.
      * A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, low saturated fats and whole cereals will provide protection against infective organism. Raw fruits and vegetables are better than the cooked one.
      * Take 1 tbsp of fresh gooseberry juice with 1/2 tsp ginger. It is a very effective remedy. This can be taken regularly to prevent recurrence of cold.
      * A tablespoon of ajwain crushed in the palms and tied up in a thin kerchief can be used for inhalation to relieve nasal block.
      * Boil 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric. Add some sugar for taste. Drink this once a day for three days.

  9. QUESTION:
    Natural remedy to get rid of cold sores?
    is there a home remedy for cold sores that i can use and that will work very quickly. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      At the first hint of a cold sore try the supplement L-Lysine. You can also take it in lower doses as a preventative. Speaking of preventatives, if you are prone to cold sores, go get a lip balm that has an SPF factor of at least 30. Keep putting it on anytime you will be out in the sun.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some natural home remedies for cold sores?
    Omg I woke up and had these blisters and they hurt neverrrrrrr had it to this extent ughh!! Please I need to get rid of these I have classes and this is so unattractive.
    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try Quantum superLysine ointment cold sore treatment and super Immune Astragalus/olive leaf Lysine. They works great.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to eliminate cold sores with home remedies a few days after you've already had it?
    I have a cold sore and I've had it for 3 days now and I've been researching about cold sores and researching home remedies and I just wanted to know if I can get rid of my cold sore now or if it's already too late and I'll just have to wait? Someone please answer this question cuz I'm desperate and I can't find the answer any where. (P.S: This is my first cold sore so I don't have any experience with them. So I'm pretty much clueless about them)

    • ANSWER:
      either take lysine tablets, or use lysine cream for the lips, from the drugstore.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get rid of cold sores?
    I know there are medicines to prevent them, but what do you do to get rid of one once it's already there. I have tried all the creams and they don't work for me. Does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of them quickly?
    Someone said I have it for life, I know that. Actually everyone has the virus in them, but some people's are inactive. I know all that stuff. I just need a way to get rid of an outbreak, so I don't have a cold sore for 2 weeks, it's very emmbarrasing and some people like to point out that it's herpes.

    • ANSWER:
      It's the most expensive thing over-the-counter, but it's worth it because it really does work the best. Abreva. And yes, you're right, cold sores are a form of herpes.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Cold Sores quickly?
    I have had a cold for the past 5 days. The day before yesterday I developed a cold sore. I wanted to know about fast ways to get rid of it and maybe some home remedies.

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      abreva, if u catch it early it will clear it up in a day

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone knows of any home remedies for cold sores?
    I FELT A LITTLE TINGLE PAIN AND WHEN I LOOKED BENEATH MY LIP...I SAW A RED SPOT...AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE DEVELOPING OF A COLD SORE...WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF IT BEFORE IT GETS ANY WORST?

    P.S:PLEASE GIVE ME SOMETHING SIMPLE THAT I CAN DO AT
    HOME

    • ANSWER:
      What I have always told my friends to use and it always worked, is powdered Alum. You will find it in the spice aisle at the grocery store. Not very expensive. Used in pickling sometimes. Make sure to buy the powdered, not the granular. Wet the tip of your finger, dip it in the Alum and dab on your cold sore. Repeat as needed. What it does is allows the cold sore to dry out so it can heal. Taste like crud, will make your lips pucker, but it works. Make sure to keep this Alum in the medicine cabinet. And mark it medicinal or something so as not to confuse with regular spices.

  15. QUESTION:
    does anyone knows of any home remedies for cold sores?
    I woke up today and i felt a little tingle pain when i looked beneath my chin i saw a red spot...that looks like the first sign of cold sore...does anyone know of anything that i can maybe try at home to get rid of it cefore it starts to develop and gets any worst

    • ANSWER:
      acetone!!!! before it is an actual sore... put a drop on a cotton ball and press it against the spot that hurts.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores- fast!!?
    I have recently noticed I have a big, fat cold sore on the side of my lip. I am not that interested in getting over-the-counter drugs for it. So I was wondering if anyone has any home remedies that actually work-fast!
    Thanks a million.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey!
      It is very important to protect and cover the affected area with a protective petroleum based product such as petroleum jelly (vaseline!). This can both speed up the healing process and protect the area from further infections.

      Drink lots of fluids! Drinking lots of water and juices (not citrus ones) helps:)

      Applying ice can slow down the metabolism of the virus (especially in the initial stages) to prevent severe outbreak, and can also numb the area to lessen pain and itching

      Teabag application. Applying teabags are quite effective in speeding up the healing process. Tannic acid in tea has strong antiviral properties.

      Herbs such as aloe Vera, tea tree oil, witch hazel and sage have been discovered to speed up the healing process of cold sores.

      hope this helps... ive given you some simple remedies, try most of them:) it helped me! xxx

  17. QUESTION:
    Fastest way to get rid of a fever blister/cold sore?
    I was in the sun for 3 days straight and now I have like 4 or 5 cold sores on my mouth and they hurt really bad, I use chap stick like its candy, always have, always will but they aren't going away are there any home remedies that get rid of cold sores super fast?

    • ANSWER:
      I once had something similar happen to me. From the sun, there was one solid cold sore that completely encircled my lips. I never, never, never layed out in the sun again without lipbalm with sunscreen. Once you've had the sores for more than a couple of days, I don't know what will make it heal faster, but I will tell you that I my go-to remedy that completely prevents them from emerging in the first place is Cold Sores Begone. I apply it at the tingle, and that's all there is to it. I buy it at Whole Foods Market but its online also.

  18. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for Cold Sores?
    I dont have any medication for it, and im hopefully going to a party tomorrow, so any way of reducing the size, or getting rid of it by justing using home items for now?

    • ANSWER:
      I find the best thing to do is leave it alone. Don't mess with it.

      If you catch it early enough you can put Abreva on it. It is over the counter, but kinda costly.
      There are some prescription oral medications, but you'd have to get cold sores pretty severely to start taking them for that.
      Zovirax is a prescription ointment. That'll work too.

      Putting a cream (not hydrocortisone) on it can help heal the wound faster. It should shorten the duration where you will have the scab. Neosporin should do the trick (not because of the antibiotics) It'll act to keep the area moist making it heal faster.

      Sadly, getting rid of it tomorrow? not likely.

      If you catch it early enough, Abreva is the way to go. Otherwise it is just damage control by healing the scab afterwards.

      good luck

  19. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for getting rid of a very SMALL coldsore.?
    I have this cold sore on my top lip, it's very small, it actually looks like a zit, but I have used abreva and chap stick medicated, and it got smaller, but I want a home made remedy to get rid it for good.
    Thanks soo much!
    :)

    • ANSWER:
      Only if you are sure it is a cold sore.....Buy lysine at the drug store,in a cream base. Apply to the sore and it will soon be gonzo

  20. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for cold sores? effective and fast? please help !!?
    I just got a cold sore overnight. For all of you who have had one, it is very embarrassing and I just want to get rid of it as soon as possible. So, help? Thanks :)
    It isn't that painful. So I don't really need ways to make it feel better, just get rid of it,

    • ANSWER:
      Totally understand. Hop on over to your local vitamin shop and pick up L-Lysine (amino acid supplement). Take a loading dose of 4 pills (usually 2000 mg) then follow up wih 1 to 2 pills every day after. My cold sores were triggered by an overload of L arginine to L Lysine. L Lysine clears it up.

      Next eat some cheese, meats, etc. Anything right in L Lysine. Hold off on eating tons of spinach, nuts, and L arginine foods until it goes away.

      Lemon balm extract can be placed right on it. Also black tea bags held on it as a compress are helpful to alleviate the symptoms.

      I started doing this routine as soon as I get the tingling and haven't gotten a cold sore since. I used to get 3 a month and it's been 3 years since I've had one.

  21. QUESTION:
    A way to get rid of cold sores within 1 day?
    Tomorrow I'm going out with my bf and I want this tiny cold sore to be gone by then. Is there any easy home remedy.. etc that can get rid of this sore for tomorrow?
    The cold sore isn't that big... yet.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Do anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?
    I have already got rid of the cold sore or fever blister but it left a mark on my lip that is going away slowly and I wanted to know if anyone knew anything to use to make it go away faster?

    • ANSWER:
      ice cube on the sore...a few minutes, then a few minutes off. Usually helps me. You can also buy a lip ointment called Herpecin (sounds like a herpes product but don't let that bother you). I had the flu years ago and ended up with very bad fever sores on my mouth and that was the only thing that helped. That stuff works like magic! Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    can some please give me a home remedy for canker sores and cold sores/fever blister or way to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      For canker sores you can get instant relief by obtaining a silver nitrate stick. These can be purchased at a farm supply store or even a major pet store. They are actually used when clipping the nails of a dog and when you clip them too close they will bleed. The silver nitrate stick is applied to the area which seals it instantly preventing further bleeding. It does have a bad taste to it and you just barely want to dab it on the sore. To get rid of the bad taste rinse your mouth out with salt water.

      As for cold sores Abreva is the best thing on the market for shortening the period of time the cold sore lasts. Another remedy is to apply Lysol to the area.

      Hope this helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    Any Natural Home Remedies for Getting Rid of a Sore Throat?
    Or a cold?

    • ANSWER:
      Honey and ginger tea

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any home remedies for a cold sore?
    I have an AWFUL cold sore coming in on my bottom lip. I can feel it getting bigger by the minute! Does anyone know of anything that the average person has around the house that will dry it up and get rid of it?

    I do not have any tea tree oil here, so I need something else.....

    • ANSWER:
      There are no home remedies for a cold sore, though if your lip is swollen an ice pack may reduce the swelling.

      Once the cold sore has erupted, it will have to run its course. There is only one quick treatment for cold sores, and that is Valtrex, but unless you already have a prescription for it, it won't work well for this cold sore. There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores, but Valtrex, which is an anti-viral medication, will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication.

      Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

      These sites are informative.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/9325.htm

  26. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cold sores fast, proms tomorrow!?
    Ok so ive had these cold sores for around three days now, ive been putting vinegar on them to dry them as my dad says to make them go faster but there not goin down mch and i have prom tomorrow night! :( im desperate for them to go but just dont know how, i cant buy any creams etc i need a home remedy.. can anyone help?! Please and thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    I have a red bump on my lip. Home remedies to get rid of it?
    I'm pretty sure it's not a cold sore or a pimple.
    It's been there for a few days, and it seems like it's been getting worse over time.
    I tried putting toothpaste on it, cause I heard that helps, but it hasn't.

    Do you have any home remedies to help get rid of it?

    Thanks.
    xoxo

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you can know for sure what it is,and how to treat it, is to go to a doctor.

  28. QUESTION:
    home remedy's for cold sores?
    anybody know how to get rid of a cold sore, like the sores you get on your lips, something like a home remedy without having to spend a ton of money of Abreva or something like that, thanks! is it better to keep them moist like with carmax? or to try and dry it out?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a stick of real butter, not margarine, and rub it on the sore several times a day.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore? Advice and personal experiences would be appreciated!?
    Hey everyone, I'm 16 and I've been getting cold sores for just under 10 years now... I've tried most things, tablets, the creams, some home remedies, basically I've tried a lot of stuff... I'm just wondering if other people could give me some first hand experiences of how they've gotten rid of their cold sores fast, thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      Cut them out.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedies for a cold?
    I have a really bad cold(stuffy/runny nose, cough, sore throat, no fever, but the worst is my ears feel like they need to pop so everything is muffled) So my question does anyone have any suggestions about what I can do/take to help get rid of this cold. I have had it for 5 days now and I am just sick of it. (Any suggestions are welcomed, medicine, home remedies etc). Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I know w/ a sore throat.. o.j.. just doesn't sound that appealing.. but it really help to boost your immune system and get you to feeling better. plus taking vicks and rubbing all over your throat and chest and covering w/ a dish towel... will help.. take care...

  31. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of this cold sore?
    I have had a cold sore in my lip for a few days and i was wondering if theres any quick home remedies to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I always use salt water. It stings a little but after that wears off, (bout 4 seconds) it leaves it soothed and u know it will be drying out the sore and healing it. Just mix a spoon of salt with 8 spoons of boiling water and allow to cool a little. Other than that I hear alcohol is good, say neat vodka. The best remedy I ever had though (and it aint natural) is using a cream containing acyclovir. In uk u would ask 4 zovirax. Its meant to be put on when u feel a tingle b4 the sore appears, but i find that using it when in the later stages also helps massively 2. hope this helps

  32. QUESTION:
    how do u get rid of cold sores fast!!?
    ok so i have one on my upper lip and ive been putting Carmex on it for like 2 days and its still there! and 2morrow is the first day of school for me!

    its to late for me to go to the store any home remedies!??
    please!!!

    why do u get them anyway??

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have had it now for 2 days, it will have to run its course, and should be gone within about a week. The only treatment that gets rid of cold sores quickly is a prescription medication called Valtrex, but you have to take it as soon as you feel the cold sore coming on.

      Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

      There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores. Only time will take care of that. But there is a good prescription medication for cold sores. It will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores.

      The absolute best treatment for cold sores is a prescription medication in pill form called Valtrex. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication. My doctor prescribed it for me for cold sores about five years ago and after taking it only a couple of times I hardly ever get a cold sore any more, and before Valtrex I was having several attacks a year. On the rare occasions that I do get one now, it is gone almost immediately when I take the medication - in about a day. In the meantime, here are a couple of informative links.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for cold sores/ fever blisters funnier than this one?
    I know a woman that claims that the best and fasters wat to get rid of these on your mouth is to pick earwax out of your ears and apply it liberally, just try not to lick your lips too much afterward!

    • ANSWER:
      yuck!!!!

  34. QUESTION:
    Help getting rid of a scar from a cold sore?
    Someone told me to put lemon juice on the cold sore so I did and the sore healed quickly but it left this really dark brown scar.

    Vitamin E hasn't worked for me. Is there a faster remedy other then Mederma that I could do at home? I don't want to get laser surgery and it hasn't lightened when I left it alone.

    How effective is lemon juice and honey?

    Covering up with makeup has worked but I would really like it to be gone. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      So it is completely healed? If so, there is no way to get rid of the scar, because that scar represents a point of infection, just like you can;t get rid of herpes, you can;t get rid of the scar because the scar is part of the herpes infection. Sorry if it sounds confusing, but all you can do is cover it up.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a coldsore!! What is the fastest way to get rid of coldsores?
    Can anyone recommend me any home remedies or treatment for getting rid of cold sores the fastest? I have a date tomorrow night!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sandra,

      Hopefully this doesn't reach you too late. There are many options to getting rid of coldsores with home remedies, some that are immediate and some painstakingly slow.

      I'd highly recommend tea-tree Oil if you have any in your house. You may purchase this at any local grocery store or health store. Tea Tree oil is the strongest anti-coldsore cream there is.

      I don't really recommend abreva or any other "topical" cream out there.

      For Home remedies, I'd recommend:

      • Ice. Ice applied prior to your sore opening up tends to stop the herpes virus in its tracks - But will actually slow healing if applied after the sore blossoms.

      • Alcohol. (External not internal - save the party until you are cold sore free) Use a cotton swab or ball with alcohol to keep the sore sterile and clean. Use with any and all other treatments.

      • Lysine. Taken orally, will help heal your current cold sore quicker and may reduce future occurrences. Lysine is usually taken in doses of 2000 to 4000 mg. per day to get rid of a cold sore. Have not seen much success putting lysine directly on the cold sore.

      • Garlic. Crush a garlic clove and put the oil on the sore. If you have an Aloe Vera plant, put the leaf juice on after the garlic oil has been applied.

      • Tea bags. Use frozen wetted tea bags in place of ice. Use warm after cold sore blossoms open.

      • Zinc. Good topical and internal way to get rid of a cold sore fast. Do not use zinc oxide - will just sit on top of the skin. Use zinc sulfate or zinc gluconate for topical application. Zicam is a gel form of zinc gluconate used for common colds that costs about .00. For internal use, take a good vitamin and mineral supplement that provides 15 to 25 milligrams.

  36. QUESTION:
    HELP! Cold sore home remedies! - Well redness around the mouth?
    I think a cold sore is coming on since i alreaddy have lots of redness to the left of my mouth. i think its relaly noticable.

    I want it gone by tomorrow but obviously its not gonna go that fast. thing is to be honest i know its contagous and yh i think you get it now (kissing). WHY THI WEEKEND OUT OF ALL WEEKENDS! Sorry im alittle annioed lol.

    Well anybody know any home remedees or anything that will get rid of it. im getting the invisible patchs now and i have tried zovirax but its not wokring and i have alredy been using it for about 4 days now

    Please Help !
    X

    • ANSWER:
      it might sound sorta repulsive but ass ointment works wonders on those terrible sores, i have plenty of them around my penis and all i do is throw alittle of my butt cream on and its gone within minutes

  37. QUESTION:
    cold sores/fever blisters how do u get rid of them>? FAST!!!!!?
    I had a cold sore/fever blister around my lip for a day and what can u do to get rid of them!!!!!!! what over the counter treatment can you get that works fast!!!!!!! i been cleaning it with alcohol and putting salt since those are things that kill bacteria should i be doing that??? any home remedies??????
    and how long they last?????

    • ANSWER:
      The best product i've found for cold or cranker sores in mouth in a product call campo phonec,not sure of that spelling,but ask the druggist for it....George

  38. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of a cold sore?
    ok so the weather is changing and i have a cold sore form it. It is located right under my nose above my lip. what can i use that will get rid of it fast? I am so embarresed. i hate using the medication kind bc they really dry my skin out. i will have dry skin there for a few weeks so does anyone have any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I use Vick' Vapour Rub, it works for me.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are some good home remedies for my cold?
    I've been having a sore throat and runny nose for about 2 days now. Yesterday was when the coughing started really. When I cough it makes the sound as if there's a lot of phlegm in my throat. I tried to hack it out but sometimes it doesn't work. I had taken Ibuprofen and 12 hour cough medicine, Delsym. I was wondering what else I can do to get rid of this cold. I might have caught it from my friend since she had a cold. Thank you for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin c is always good. I just got over mine that finally hit full on a few days ago. It started out the same. I ended up buying the airborne, just because it has a lot of vitamins. I really think it helped. I usually take a couple of weeks to even feel half normal, and the last bad day for my cold was friday. It's sunday now and my nose is no longer stuffy. Still have lots of congestion though. I usually hit a hot steamy shower, it helps to loosen the congestion and it's a lot easier for me to be rid of it that way. Hope you feel better soon. =)

  40. QUESTION:
    What's the best and quickest way to get rid of a cold sore??
    I've the cold sore since yesterday late afternoon and I've only used Carmex because that's all that I can afford. This morning I noticed that the swelling has increased a little and I need for the swelling to go down. I need some quick and effective home remedies to use. Anybody have any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      It will hurt a lot! Be brave. Use a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol and hold it on your cold sore for as long as you can tolerate the pain. Be cafeful not to get any in your mouth. Do this several times a day. Between these painful treatments, apply vitamin e. It comes in a thick, honey like, lotion. The two together work better than the pharamcy stuff for me.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a cold sore?
    My family and I are going to Washington D.C for a wedding for spring vacation. And my sister has a cold sore. I'm not letting her touch me, (Are they contagious? & Aren't they a form of herpes?). Yeah so give me some advice or some home remedies. Thanxx.

    • ANSWER:
      Remember that most people actually already have the virus. In fact, 80% of the population have the virus in their body because it's so easy to catch. Most people get it when they're children, usually from mommy's kisses. It's just that most people don't get breakouts, or get them very infrequently or with very mild symptoms that they don't really notice. Since she's your sister, there's a good chance you already carry the virus, you just don't have any noticeable symptoms. That said, the virus can mutate over time and spread, so it's still a good idea to avoid sharing drinks with her until her symptoms are gone.

  42. QUESTION:
    Cold sores- How do you get rid of them?
    how do you get rid of them? ive had one for over 2 wks. on the corner of my mouth. its painful and i cant open my mouth all the way
    ive tried vitamin E and im also not able to go to the store for anything. i need a home remedy that will work quickly (1 wk. max)

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend Blistex but being you need a home remedy:

      Ice is a very good home remedy for cold sores. Rub ice on the infected skin for few minutes, repeat this every hour.

      Tea Bag
      Apply a tea bag for few minutes on the blisters, repeat this every hour. One can also consider pressing a warm tea bag on the blisters for approximately 30 minutes.

      Applying Witch Hazel on sores will give you some relief. Dip your moist index finger in powdered common salt and press the sore for 30 seconds using this index finger. Gently rub aloe vera gel or oil on the sores. Lemon balm extract helps to reduce symptoms and speeds up healing. Those having weak immune system will take more time to recover and may face more severe consequences.

      Make sure that you do not simply attempt to disguise the cold sores by using makeup and other cosmetic products as very often the chemicals in them will simply cause further irritation to the skin and worsen the condition.

      Cold sore treatment with cold sore home remedies like candy may sound far fetched but there is some truth to it. According to many researchers licorice can actually help inhibit the development of cold sores. This effect is attributed to an ingredient in licorice, known as glycyrrhizic acid. Try chewing on a licorice whip, but just you would need to be sure that it is actually made from real licorice. You could also simply buy some licorice powder and sprinkle it over the sores.

      According to some naturalists cold milk has a role in cold sore treatment as they believe it can provide relief and even promote healing. According to some, you could simply soak a cotton ball or swab in some cold milk and dab it or apply gently over the sore.

      Do not use cosmetic products in an attempt to hide cold sores. Burying the cold sores under a layer of makeup will simply aggravate the problem as most cosmetics do contain some chemicals, which would be too harsh for your already highly sensitized skin.

      Avoid picking or pinching at a cold sore as this poses a high threat of bacterial infection. Also make sure that you never touch the cold sore and then touch your eyes or genitals, as this will simply spread the infection. Always make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after touching a cold sore.

  43. QUESTION:
    URGENT!!! Home remedy to cure cold sores?!?!?!?
    I just got a cold sore from all the stress. I lost the medicine for it. I have a friend coming over tomorrow and I need a way to get rid of this fast!! Any way to help???

    • ANSWER:
      Cold sores are caused by a viral infection, the only known cure is an anti viral product like Zovirax, even this does not work after the sore has been developed, people who get them frequently know that they get a familiar tingling sensation at the site, usually the lips, the anti viral has to be taken then to have any chance of the sore developing, there are no known 'natural' remedies.

      EDIT: Nothing personal, but tree oil, the main constituent of Canker Spanker has NO effect on Hepes Simplex (cold sores), apart from the product mentioned, this link will give you more information on it's management.

  44. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of a cold sore or fever blister?
    i just got this thing over nite i have a cold and thats what brought this about i need to know if anyone knows any home remedies for this kind of thing

    • ANSWER:
      just leave it alone and use warm water at night

  45. QUESTION:
    Cold sore home remedies?
    Just popped up this morning...
    I need to get rid of it by this weekend.
    I need something that works quickly, and costs near nothing.
    We dont get paid for another week and cold sore cream is not in my budget.

    Last time, I put acetone nail polish remover on it and that worked wonders, but Im out of it.

    And I heard you can put milk or yogurt on it to make it go away.
    Do you know if this works?

    I am up to try anything at this point because I have plans this weekend.

    • ANSWER:
      Try some neat alcohol, it should dry it up a bit.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a pesky, painful cold sore?.?
    I had a flu shot a few weeks ago and never got a cold till I had that shot. Now I can't get rid of this one. Never had a cold sore before and this one hurts like the dickens. I have tried everything and it's been four days. Seems to get sorer by the day. Anyone know of any home remedy for this pesky thing?

    • ANSWER:
      I get one every couple of years if I run a temperature. It just takes time to heal. If you use Abreva, it will heal a lot faster. It is about .00 for a little tube, but I have found that it is definetly worth it.

  47. QUESTION:
    Home remedy to get rid of a pimple?
    I have pretty clear skin - luckily. However, sometimes I get zits around my mouth. Right now I have one on the edge of my bottom and it HURTS because of it's location. I know for a fact it's a pimple and not a cold sore. Know any good home remedies to get zits to go away faster??

    • ANSWER:
      toothpaste sometimes scar and burn depending on which ones you use.
      try dabbing tea tree oil on affected areas.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have a huge,painful cold/canker sore on the left side of my cheek, any home rememedies/solutions?!?
    I'm not sure if this is a strand of non-sexually spread herpes, or if it's because i originally bit the spot where the sore is, thus creating a raised bump, and made it 1,000 times worse chewing on it (yes i know,idiotic) in class the other day. Now, part of it is a raised lump, and the other is a nasty, slightly indented sore with a whitish-yellow coating.

    This cold sore is miserable to live with, it seems impossible to eat, brush my teeth, and sometimes talk.

    Does anyone have any natural remedies, not over the counter, to get rid of cold sores? What I'm asking is, does anyone have any ideas for a natural cure that I could find in my household?

    P.s.- I've tried gargling and swishing with Apple Cider Vinegar & salt, does anyone know if this helps, or makes it worse?

    • ANSWER:
      The best remedy is wild oil of oregano from the health food store. It will also get rid of gum/tooth abcesses! Second best is a half/half solution of mouthwash and hydrogen peroxide -- hold it in your mouth for about 30 seconds -- do 2 treatments back to back. Just don't swallow it... You can also put this on a cotton ball and hold it over the area with your tongue. Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    using malt vinegar to get rid of a cold sore? HELP!?
    i have no cold sore creams to get rid of one on my top lip and the only vinegar in the house that i have is malt vinegar. help please. really need to know this. also do you know any home remedies??? im pretty desperate for some ideas here.

    • ANSWER:
      Get a tea bag, place it in a cup, pour hot water over and let it sit. Dunk it once or twice, then hold it up to drain. Place the wet tea bag against the cold sore for a few minutes. Repeat. dunk, drain, press. The tanic acid in the tea leaves will give relief and help it to cure.

      This really helps! They didnt have cold sore creams when I was a kid, or at least my mom never bought them...and they SUCK!

  50. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of a cold sore?
    its full on blister status. and abreva made it worse i tried ice and rightnow i have toothpaste and salt i dont know whatelse to do please help? Im looking for home remedies

    • ANSWER:
      Blistex always work for me