Herbal remedies for fever blisters

Herbal remedies for fever blisters
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Fever blisters or cold sores are small red blisters that appear on the skin. They are caused by herpes virus that becomes active when something triggers them. They appear after colds, fever, exposure to sun and stress during menstruation.

Fever blisters or cold sores are small red blisters that appear on the skin. They are caused by herpes virus that becomes active when something triggers them. They appear after colds, fever, exposure to sun and stress during menstruation.

Foods that contain chocolate, peanuts and other nuts, grains, peas, seeds, oatmeal and whole-wheat products should be cut out or reduced from the diet. Cold sore is preceded by tingling, burning or itching sensation, fever, and enlargement of lymph nodes close to the sores and a general feeling of malaise.

There are a few herbal remedies that subside blisters.

- Dabbing aloe gel is effective. Aloe has healing properties and don’t allow the sores to grow.

-Blend a drop or two of grapefruit seed extract either with aloe or olive oil and apply it to the sore with a cotton ball.

-Extract of lemon balm reduces the symptoms and speeds up the healing process.

-Applying a small amount of the extract of mint will speed up the healing process.

-Drink several cups of sage tea with a dash of powdered ginger till the blisters are not cleared up.

-Steep an ordinary tea bag in boiling water, cool it and then apply to the blister. The blister should disappear within few days.

-Apply spirit of camphor on the sore.

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