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Natural Remedies for Cold Sores

Cold sores are small blisters around the mouth or nose that come on in one to four weeks and can last several days. The blisters are filled with a clear or yellow liquid. They can feel sore, or sting. Generally they are caused form contact such as kissing. The virus can lie dormant for years and will then respond to stress, or sun exposure.

Modern medicine treats cold sores with anti-viral medications either over a short period or a long time for more chronic problems. They help give symptomatic relief, but may have side effects.

From the natural perspective, help the body deal with stresses and improve the immune system. When there is an outbreak, natural remedies, including Lysine cream or Lysine capsules can give quick relief. Calendula gel applied several times a day gives quick relief and prevents infection.

As you work on reducing stress in your life, stay away from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, almonds, and chocolate.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Cold Sores

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >

The following herbs help aleviate stress:

Dave’s Mood Formula – Melissa (Lemon balm), Hops, Mistletoe, Bitter Orange, Peppermint, Valerian – herbs traditionally used to support the immune system, reduce stress, and feed the nerves.

St. John’s Wort – very good anti-viral and for stress support.

Lemon balm – also for viruses and reduces stress.


Cell Salts to Help Cold Sores

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >

#3 Calc sulph 6X – detoxifying, yellow discharges
#9 Nat mur 6X – sores with clear liquid discharge, sensitivity to the sun
#11 Nat sulph 6X – cold sores on palate of mouth, pepper-like burning


Cold Sore Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >

Borax – inside mouth ulcers, canker sores on the tongue. Thrush, treats Candida in mouth, nursing children.

Nat mur – all types of fever blisters, painful dry cracked lips. From emotions or stress, worse anger. Water-filled sores. Wants something cold.

Rhus tox – burning vesicles with yellow fluid to crust over. Feels flu-like with aching and stiffness. Mouth sores inside and outside. Wants warmth.


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