How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores

Cold sores can occur due to herpes simplex virus of type I.These virus are highly contagious and once contracted will stay in the body for life time. Viruses enter through the mouth and then attack the nerve tissues. From nerve tissues, they travel for ganglia through nervous system. In the ganglia, viruses lay dormant in the body and when favorable conditions occur activates in body.

Presence of the blisters can be observed through slight iteration on lips or face, bumps under the skin that try to grow to push and nudge at your pores. These blisters will appear for around three weeks. After this period, blisters will again go in dormant phase. This process goes on continuing. You can get rid of cold sores in many ways with the help of home remedies as well as professional remedies.

However, before getting rid of it, you have to identify the blister and you have to be sure about cold sores. As many of the peoples get confuse cold sores with canker sores. Cold sores blisters are red and pussy where as the canker sores are small white bacterial infections in the mouth. Next step to get rid is recognizing the blister and avoid triggering virus. Causes of out breaking the blisters vary from person to person. Blister will appear because of stress, anxiety, salty and acidic food, pregnancy or menstruation, overexposure to extreme weather and health problems like cold or flue.

To avoid the spreading of the blister you have to clean cold sores. Use hot and soapy water and clean wash cloth to cleanse the blister and its surrounding area. While cleansing avoid rubbing it may cause further irritation and infection. To avoid skin to skin infection avoid touching the cold sores. After cleaning cover, the cold sore with petroleum jelly based creams. These crèmes are beneficial in healing the cold sores by sealing the herpes viruses. This will minimize infection and irritation. For this you may use pain relief ointments like Neosporin.

Any infection can decrease with proper consumption of healthy diet, herpes simplex infection also cures. To reduce the infections try to include notorious and healthy food. Along with the proper diet exercise and adequate amount of sleep is also necessary. Therefore, you have to supplement your diet with vitamins, antioxidants, nutrition's, exercise and sleep.

All these remedies will help reduce the infection but if cold sores persist for more than two weeks with some home treatments on, then one have to seek medical advice. Physicist may prescribe certain tablets that will cure the blisters and decrease the pain and irritation.