There are many ways to treat cold sores with home remedies, one of the most effective is to take advantage of the benefits of garlic that will help you eliminate herpes immediately and relieve symptoms.
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What Causes Cold Sores
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes, called type 1 and type 2. Any type can be present anywhere on the body: lips and genitals are the most common places where herpes appears.
At first glance, type 1 herpes simplex is more likely to recur than type 2. So, if you are repeatedly having cold sores, then you probably have type 1 herpes simplex.
How does a cold sore occur?
Cold sores are acquired from being kissed by someone who has an active cold sore. This could have happened one of these days – or maybe when you were a kid, maybe from being kissed by a relative.
Another common way of transmitting cold sores is through another person infected with genital herpes, through that relationship – or vice versa.
Cold sores are only spread by direct skin contact with the affected area, not through the exchange of cups, cutlery, towels, etc. The experts are clear about it. You cannot give cold sores to someone who already has them.
Sometimes the first time you get a cold sore, it can cause sores in your mouth and throat, as well as the usual sores on your lip. You may have a fever and other flu-like symptoms.
What a cold sore look like
- First a small red spot appears.
- A blister or group of blisters develops.
- The blister erupts, leaving a living area.
- The living area begins to heal and becomes scabbed over.
- Scabs can crack when you move your mouth and this delays healing. Try to keep your skin hydrated.
- Do not remove the scab – this will delay healing.
- Wash your hands before and after applying the cream.
- The blister will heal without scarring, usually in about 7-10 days.
Natural remedy with garlic to cure cold sores
Garlic has been used medicinally for about 5,000 years, which is why it can be so effective to treat a case of oral herpes very effectively.
Try this simple garlic remedy to get rid of cold sores. All you need is a single clove of garlic. In all its forms, garlic strengthens immunity, facilitates the work of the stomach, the heart, the thyroid, “cleanses” the vessels, prevents the formation of tumors and rejuvenates the body.
Garlic is made up of nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulfuric, phosphoric acid, vitamin C, D, B, phytosterols, extractives, and essential oils. Also, garlic is rich in phytoncides, such as allicin, which is formed by the mechanical destruction of plants, which is – crushing or grinding garlic cloves. According to some researchers, allicin has a strong bacteriostatic effect that helps heal infections faster.
Garlic can also fight fungal infections, which makes garlic a much more valuable medicine than many of today’s antibiotics.
How to apply garlic on cold sores
Cut a garlic clove in half. Next, gently place the garlic on the cold sores or mouth sores. If the cold sore is large repeat several times with new pieces of garlic. Leave it for ten minutes, then rinse with warm water. It will burn, but you will notice immediate relief. In many cases, garlic clears the cold sore immediately.