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People believe that home remedies are more successful in case of cold sores instead of counter creams. These remedies prevent the sore from spreading.
Home remedies for cold sores
Take 4ml lukewarm water and add ¼ tablespoon salt to it. Use these nasal drops 3-4 times daily.
Dab a piece of cloth in vodka and rub it over the sore for instant relief.
Take half teaspoon of honey and mix half spoon of ginger juice to it. Take these 3 times daily for better results.
Take 3-4 drops of garlic oil. Mix one tablespoon onion juice and a cup of water to it. It is very good to deal with common cold.
Take an apple and grate it finely. Take 6 inches long double layered cheesecloth. Spread the grated apple ½ inch thick on it. Put it over the forehead, throat area or chest. Leave it for 40-50 minutes. It is a simple and effective home remedy for cold sore.
Take one spoon of lemon juice and honey each and add1/2 cup of lukewarm water to it. Take this 2 times daily. It is an effective home remedy for cold sore.
Take 1 tablespoon of ginger powder, cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom. Grind it to make a fine powder. Take this once daily to fight against cold sore.
Have hot soups regularly.
Boil some water and add mint leaves to it. You can also use eucalyptus or clove. Cover your face and inhale this water. It clears nasal passage.
Tamarind tea is a well known remedy for cold sore. Take one liter of water and add a cup of tamarind pulp to it. Cover it and boil for about 2 hours. Drain off the pulp and store the liquid in some bottle. Add some honey to sweeten the tea. Take ½ cup after every 6 hours to get relief from cold sore. One of the best home remedies for cold sores.
Boil some water and add some fresh ginger roots to it. You can also use honey for sweetening. Ginger tea is an effective home remedy for cold sore. You can also chew fresh ginger for better results.
Take 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Add one cup of molasses and one tablespoon of butter to it. Cook the mixture for 3-4 minutes. It will convert to a thick liquid. Take one tablespoon after every hour to get relief from cold sore.
Another effective home remedy for cold sore is basil tea. You can also add cinnamon to sooth the fever.
Combination of lemon and honey is proved to be best for cold sore problem. Take a cup of water (hot). Add some lemon juice and honey to it. Drink this 1-2 times daily.
Take a cup of hot water and add 3-4 drops of eucalyptus oil to it. Add honey to sweeten it.
At first it sounds a bit odd, but you can use nail polish remover to cure cold sore. Dab cloth in nail polish remover and gently rub over affected area. The soreness subsides immediately. Apply moisturizer after that because nail polish remover can make your skin dry. You can also use ice cubes or toothpaste instead of nail polish remover.
You can rub aloe vera products to get relief from cold sore.
You can apply tea tree oil on the sore area. It has antiseptic properties. It also reduces irritation.
Another home remedy for cold sore is witch hazel. It dries up the affected area.
Use of petroleum jelly prevents your skin (around the sore area) from cracking
Take 100 ml coconut oil and 3 ml carbolic acid. Add 2 ml of dettol to it. Store this oil in a bottle. Apply it once or twice over the cold sores. It is a well known home remedy for cold sores.