Cold Sore Remedy Recipe
Here’s another Wild As The Wind recipe for you to make at home. Cold Sores can happen at any time of the year and so it’s useful to have this remedy on hand at all times.
Cold Sore Remedy Ingredients
To make 30ml of Cold Sore Remedy you will need…
28ml Aloe Vera and Distilled Water 1:3
10 drops of Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil
10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
10 drops of Bergamot FCF Essential Oil
How To Make Your Cold Sore Remedy
Place all of your ingredients into a 30ml bottle and shake. A pipette bottle would be ideal as pipettes avoid waste when dispensing tinctures and remedies. As you will only need one or two drops per application a pipette or dropper bottle would really make sense. Just use an old repurposed essential oil bottle with a plastic dropper insert if you don’t have a pipette and bottle.
Use your dishwasher to sterilise repurposed bottles so that they are squeaky clean before pouring in your ingredients.
Using Your Cold Sore Remedy
Using this Cold Sore Remedy is recommended the moment you feel the tingling of an emergent cold sore. The sooner you catch your cold sore in the making with Cold Sore Remedy, the better. If you catch it very quickly you significantly improve your chances of clearing it very quickly.
Cold Sore Remedy will still reduce the time of infection if it is applied to erupted cold sores, but applying it regularly before the cold sores emerge will often mean that your cold sores will be halted in their tracks. Cold sores that don’t scab will just fade away quickly. It is, however, important to keep on applying one or two drops of Cold Sore Remedy every couple of hours until all signs of the emergent cold sore have completely gone.
Cold Sore Remedy Application
For cold sores on lips and around the nose, close your mouth and place one or two drops of Cold Sore Remedy directly onto the infected area. There’s no need to rub this in as it will only aggravate the site and increase the chance of spreading the infection.
It is bast to place the remedy on the tip of your finger to apply so that you don’t spread the infection to the bottle or pipette. It is imperative to wash your hands after applying the remedy.
It is normal for Cold Sore Remedy to feel cool and tingly.
Cold Sore Remedy dries quickly so there is no need to massage it into the infected area. All contact with your cold sores should be avoided due to the very real risk of cross-contamination.
What Are Cold Sores?
Facial herpes are fluid-filled blisters accompanied by a burning sensation denoting the transition from blisters to lesions. Cold sores are caused by a common virus :: herpes simplex virus (HSV), of which there are two types:
HSV-1, the most common type, which causes facial and genital herpes
HSV-2, which usually just causes genital herpes.
How Do Cold Sores Work?
Cold sores, or fever blisters, are painful viral infections, that last for seven to ten days, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus. They can show up anywhere on the body but are most commonly seen on the outside of the mouth, lips, cheeks, nose and fingers.
Cold sores look like blisters before they turn into suppurating lesions. They are contagious. in both stages and contact with other parts of the body should be avoided at all cost.
Approximately 40% of the population repeatedly experience cold sore outbreaks.
Cold Sores can be painful and distressing… they really don’t look that great! The herpes simplex virus can cause blisters and sores almost anywhere on the skin, but they are most common around the mouth and nose.
Facial cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), which once contracted, resides in our trigeminal ganglions, which are a bundle of nerves located close to the inner ear, on either side of the face. HSV-1 lies dormant in the trigeminal ganglions until it is reactivated.
Once this occurs the herpes virus travels to the epidermis by way of the nerve pathways that run beneath the surface of the skin of the face.
How Do You Catch Cold Sores?
Facial herpes is spread through physical contact with someone who is infected with the herpes virus. Infection with HSV-1 is usually occurs during infancy or childhood.
Herpes is contagious at all stages of development, even before blisters appear.
Because Herpes is an opportunistic virus, not all those infected with the virus for the first time will have an outbreak. The virus waits until the host is run down before it strikes!
This is yet another reason to live a fulfilling, balanced and healthy life. Doing so could mean that you never have a Herpes outbreak even if you are a carrier!
Genital herpes are transmitted during sexual involvement.
What Causes Cold Sores?
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to trigger a cold sore outbreak. Even contracting a cold is enough, but sometimes the situation is more complex than meets the eye.
Allergen exposure can be enough to trigger a cold sore episode. Eating foods that we are allergic to stresses out the body… and anything that stresses the body and undermines the immune system can cause an herpes outbreak!
An immune system that isn’t functioning optimally, as with ongoing allergies that are left unchecked, will lead to recurrent cold sores as well as poor levels of nutrition. Believe it or not, consuming allergens is one of the most common causes of impaired immunity, but it is also one of the key causes of degenerative illnesses… also known as auto-immune conditions.
Being run down, either through working too hard, over-exercising, not eating healthy food, fevers, UV radiation (aka sunlight), can all increase the potential for an herpes episode.
What Makes Cold Sores Worse?
For cold sores to replicate and run their full course, they need arginine, which is an amino acid found in many foods. It’s possible to reduce the duration and severity of an herpes outbreak by avoiding foods that are rich in arginine.
Foods Containing Arginine
- Sesame Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
Many dark leafy greens and whole-grains contain significant amounts of arginine.
How Not To Treat Cold Sores
Western medicine offers treatments for cold sores in the form of antiviral creams as well as oral medications, which, to be fair, can reduce the duration of cold sores by a few days but they tend not to be completely reliable. In addition, they can include toxic, unnatural ingredients that aren’t going to do you any good at all. (It’s my personal belief, and the belief of a growing number of health professionals, that synthetic substances in Western medicine, the food supply chain and cosmetics are not tolerated by the body in any form.)
Natural Cold Sore Remedies
Natural cold sore remedies, by contrast, are safe and effective. They not only target the problem, but they also boost the immune system, relieve pain and inflammation, as well as reduce the length of time a cold sore outbreak lasts. They also reduce the frequency of our cold sore outbreaks.
Notable Facts About Cold Sores
Eyes infected with HSV-1 can go blind, and genitals infected with HSV-1 can cause massive complications during child birth.
When cold sores spread, through a process called autoinoculation, they can infect any part of the body.
Although auto-inoculation can occur it’s more common for someone to cross-infect the genitals, causing genital HSV-1, than for infections elsewhere in the body to be derived from the genitals.
You can speed up the healing process by eating vitamin B rich foods, such as meat and mushrooms.
Deficiencies in folic acid, zinc, or iron are thought to result in cold sore outbreaks. Excessive stress is another cause.
Some people turn to Lysine as a cure for their cold sores.