Treat Fever Blisters Naturally

Fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are often activated by a lowered immune system, such as during cold and flu system, and stress. They are sores that appear near the mouth and last for a week or two before fading away. Fever blisters are not canker sores. Canker sores are caused by a bacterial infection, while fever blisters or cold sores are caused by a virus. Treatment for mouth sores like fever blisters is relatively easy and doesn’t require fever blister medicine or creams. Most of the treatments can be done at home with ingredients found right in your kitchen pantry. Even something as simple as a glass of milk can help provide relief and clean fever blisters right up.

What are the symptoms of Fever Blisters?

  • Small fluid filled blisters
  • Red blisters
  • Pain
  • Irritation
  • Itchiness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Swollen lips
  • Swollen lymph nodes

How do I prevent Fever Blisters?

  • Boost your immune system during cold season.
  • Avoid stress as much as possible.
  • Avoid kissing or mouth to body contact with someone who has a fever blister.
  • Make sure you sunscreen your lips.
  • If you get a fever blister make sure you change your toothbrush as soon as it clears up.

How do I treat Fever Blisters?

  • Use ice to help lessen the pain and swelling of the blister.
  • Lemon balm is great for blisters. Make some tea out of lemon balm, wet a cotton ball with it and apply to the fever blister.
  • Press a warm, not hot, tea bag against the blister. The tannins in the tea act as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Make a mask of egg white, manuka honey, and a bit of yogurt. The honey will draw out the infection, while the egg and yogurt moisturize.
  • Aloe vera is great for healing and lessening painful inflammation.
  • Witch hazel will help clean a fever blister and kill off bacteria.
  • Place some salt on the blister. It might sting but it will help kill off the bacteria.
  • The glycyrrhizic acid in licorice helps kill the fever blister virus. Put a little licorice powder on the cold sore and watch it begin to dry up.
  • Milk helps to heal up the blisters. Try it as soon as you feel the tingling. Just get a cotton ball, soak it in milk and apply to the area that’s tingling or broken out.
  • Baking soda mixed into a paste with a little water will help to lessen the infection.
  • Rub some raw onion or garlic on the blister. They are natural virus fighters and will help to clear it up. Plus onions are anti-inflammatory and will help to heal it.
  • Grapefruit seed is anti-microbial and an antioxidant. It will help clear away the virus and heal the skin.
  • L-lysine helps to kill off the virus and prevent it from spreading.
  • Plum juice helps relieve the pain. Drink some or apply with a cotton ball.
  • Reishi and astragalus help to fight off the spread of the virus. Take in supplement form.
  • Tea tree oil can be diluted with water, as can apple cider vinegar. Both clean and help dry up the blisters.
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