Oral Herpes Treatment

There are a huge number of people who deal with herpes on a regular basis. You may try to kid yourself and say it's just a cold sore, and that would be true, but it's also true that it is oral herpes. That's the cold truth, but what you want to know is how to minimize the occurrences and to have them gone as quickly as possible.

So first you need to know that you are not alone in it, and one thing that really can help this and your overall health is taking an effective multi-vitamin/mineral combination. The next thing is taking 500 milligrams (mg) of L-Lysine on a daily basis as well. Those two things can eliminate breakouts, or at least bring them down to a couple per year. That's how this has worked for me. I went from an average of one cold sore per month to one or two a year. From all the people I have talked to, this seems to be the case.

But once you've got one on the way, and you know it's inevitable, what can you do? There are a lot of different medications that are available off the shelf and the most effective one, in my opinion, is Abreva. (I'm not getting a commission on this, that's just what works best.) It also happens to be the one most recommended by the medical community.

Applying Abreva a few times a day once the pressure becomes apparent will make the cold sore go away fairly quickly. You don't want to apply more than that because it does dry out your lips. I would recommend using Blistex to keep your lips moisturized during the process of healing.

Lastly, and this advice is for after the blister has popped, keep things clean. Avoid touching the sore as much as possible and wash your hands prior to applying any ointments/moisturizers. I also recommend applying hydrogen peroxide to the open blister to clean it. Moisten a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide and dab that on your cold sore. If there is any infection you will hear a fizzy sound as you apply the hydrogen peroxide, but it won't sting.

Following these steps should minimize breakouts and speed the healing process when they do occur.

There are a huge number of people who deal with herpes on a regular basis. You may try to kid yourself and say it's just a cold sore, and that would be true, but it's also true that it is oral herpes. That's the cold truth, but what you want to know is how to minimize the occurrences and to have them gone as quickly as possible.

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