29 Home Remedies to Get Rid Of Cold Sores

Home Remedies

Cold sores, which are also known as fever blisters, are common viral infections that are usually caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). Sadly, there’s no cure for these fluid-filled blisters either. They can be tiny in size or bigger in nature, depending on the intensity of the infection. They normally form wet blisters that eventually turn into a crusty scabs after a few days, which can last for weeks before they heal. They tend to affect the lips, tongue, throat and walls inside the mouth. Despite the pain and irritation that comes with them, thankfully there are ways to help them heal faster.

Here are 29 home remedies to help get rid of cold sores.

1. Ice Pack

Ice is probably the easiest and quickest way to help treat cold cores, as well as lessen the pain that comes with them. Simply take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a thin towel or wash cloth, or place them directly on the cold sores if you can handle the cold. Aside from the ice lessening any swelling and pain associated with the sores, the cold also helps diminish the chances of the bacteria spreading to other areas. This can be done in 10 minute intervals, between three to five times a day. It can even be done once you feel a cold sore coming on but has yet to appear.