What's the best thing to to treat fever blisters?
By Shannon from Philadelphia, PA
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Dry the area with a blow drier as hot as you can stand. Do this three or four times a day. This what I have used whenever I feel one starting and they never develop. Listerine applied to area seems to help too.
I used to get them all over my face until I read a book written by a Doctor. In it she recommended taking the small coated garlic pills. Take them several times a day until the outbreak goes away. I now take just one a day and this prevents them all together. This was actually recommended for herpes outbreaks but I tried it just the same and it has been like a "cure" for me. I encourage everyone with cold sores or herpes to try this. The name of the book was "Womens Bodies Womens Wisdom" by Dr. Cristine Northrup.
Years ago, I got cold sores a lot, in fact for over a year I had one someplace constantly on my lip and then got an ulcer and started taking Tagamet. During the time I took it, I didn't have one. years later there is a medical white paper that says Tagamet for cold sores. Start taking when you feel the tingling and then I take one 2 times a day for several days, sometimes I don't get one and if I do, it never lasts as long.
I used to get fever blisters (cold sores) at least every 2 weeks and bad ones too. I read in Prevention Magazine that you should take Lysine 500 mg each and every day and I have done that for at least 20 years. I do get cold sores but they never erupt and they never spread. If I feel a tingle I double up on the Lysine and I tell everyone about this treatment.
Doctors are now recomending L-Lycine. You can buy it over the counter in the pharmacy. 1000 units a day is recommended. It also works for shingles.
By Linda :o)12/17/2010
When you feel the first tingle of a fever blister starting, wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and hold it against your lip. Hold it until your lip gets numb, then take it off for a few minutes. But if you can keep this up for about 30 minutes or so, your fever blister will go away. I know this from experience.
First sign of a cold sore and I reach for my Tea Tree Oil! dip a Q-tip in a diluted solution (5-10%) of water and tea tree oil and apply 2-3 times a day a more. try like mad not to touch the sore and if you have an accompanying fever, use Tylenol as directed. you can also use liquid band-aid over the sore as well. remember, fever blisters are cold sores and they are contagious. wash your hands often and don't touch your cold sore! Tea tree oil works much faster than anything else I have used.
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For a home remedy for fever blisters on your mouth, make a paste with a drop of water and meat tenderizer. Dab the paste onto the blister. Keep on repeating the treatment a few times during the day. Within a day or two, the blister will disappear!
By BessieBessie from Pretoria, Gauteng
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Fever blister? I can't remember which one is on the lips? I've got a big one on my lower lip. Does anyone have a good home remedy? It never tingled or hurt. There's a slight itch and it's sore. Thanks for any help.
Ellen from Maricopa, CA
Stress is a big No-No, that is often the reason I get cold-sores. My lips are telling me to chill-out! So try to relax, do NOT focus on the cold-sore, as hard as it may be. Try to ignore it completely.
If this happens frequently, get a prescription for Valtrex. It has done wonders for me! I used to get them 5 to 7 times a year, and I mean really bad ones that covered my whole mouth! My nephew used to be terrified of me. I used these Valtrex pills during 2 break-outs, and now I only get them once a year! Don't ask me how it works, but I got my whole family using Valtrex, and they are also amazed; it works miracles! Good luck Hun! Sandi! (01/04/2007)
By Suzanne B.
By getting the liquid out they dry up a lot faster and scab over immediately. I take Famvir as soon they pop up and its like Valtrex but a little stronger. This healing process should take no longer than four days but just letting them heal on their own is usually double the time. Hope this helps anyone who reads this. (09/05/2008)
Sometimes I hold the pill in my mouth and hold it there till the pill dissolves. As for the ones on your lips and nose it's basically a free for all. Some of them go away faster than others with the same remedies I don't understand why or how, but it happens. I recently got a rather large one on the bottom edge of my lower lip and it goes down to almost the indent before my actual chin.
My problem is that I grow hair there so it's harder to heal up because the growing hairs keep pushing through the blisters. I'm on my second day with this thing and it's already dried up. I personally usually don't like it to open because in all actual reality it heals faster if it's kept closed because once it's opened it's more like a sore now so it's going to scab over and probably crack open and bleed at some point in time.
What I did this time though was make a paste. I first used ice before I realized it was bigger than where I was holding the ice. The ice did help that part stay down and go away. Once I noticed the rest I used this camphor gel stuff from walmart that helps with itching and stuff. After a few hours I became worried because I have a dental visit next Tuesday so I wanted this thing gone!
I then made a paste of several things. I used the camphor, neosporin, ground acidophiles, ground L-lysine, and a Vitamin B supplement crushed along with some corn starch. I mixed all this up and applied it. I kept it on for about 5 hours then used a napkin to take it all off. I then only applied the camphor gel for about 4 hours. Before bed I cleaned that off took some corn starch and put it on it and covered that with the paste that I had made and slept with it.
I woke up this morning and cleaned it off. The swelling was almost completely gone by then. I used the camphor again for a few hours then went back to the paste for a few more hours. I cleaned it off a few hours ago and haven't put anything on it. Well it's completely dried up and it doesn't itch, burn, or hurt. I know it's still there though, but it's not a blister anymore it's just scabbed over.
I'm going to apply the paste before bed again and hopefully by tomorrow it will be a lot better! I hope this post helps someone out though. I do anything I can think of that might help it so maybe this will help! (01/15/2009)
It is funny how God has gave us every thing we need to care for ourselves without modern medicines. Another nasty...urine is said to be a real cure all. Best of luck from Seagrove, NC (01/20/2009)
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