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Does Aloe Vera for Cold Sores Work?

aloe vera plant uses for cold sores

Regarded as a natural healer, aloe vera can treat and heal cold sores. With the ability to soothe pain, reduce inflammation, limit the spread of HSV-1, and keep blisters moist, aloe vera gel is a respected alternative to over-the-counter (OTC) medications. While the best way to clear up cold sores is to treat the area […]

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What’s the Quickest Way to Heal a Cold Sore Blister or Scab?

Types of fast cold sore removal methods

Cold sores don’t look nice, and they hurt a lot. That’s most likely to be the reason why you want to find the quickest way to get rid of a cold sore. You want an at-home treatment that’ll deliver rapid results! The over-the-counter (OTC) market has many products that ‘claim’ to heal a cold sore […]

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What Is the Blister on My Lip? (It’s NOT a Cold Sore!)

Can you get blisters from chapped lips?

Lip blisters are very common but are typically minor. While aggressive allergic reactions and undetected diseases can pose a more serious threat, most blisters are the by-product of injury/trauma/exposure. Environmental changes, hot beverages, and lip biting can all lead to blisters. Due to the general sensitivity of lips, it is easy to cause abrasion, redness, […]

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What Triggers the Cold Sore Virus?

What are the possible cold sore triggers?

Cold sores can be triggered by a host of internal and external factors. Although many triggers are recognized by the medical community, others are little understood. Living in a dormant state, herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) is in a constant battle with your healthy and functional immune system. However, whenever your immune system is weakened, even […]

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Why Do I Get Cold Sores When Sick?

Why do I get cold sores when feeling unwell?

One of the main triggers of a cold sore outbreak is a sickness. When your immune system isn’t sufficiently robust to keep the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) under control, it is more likely to become active. Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent cold sores from forming, there are some preventative techniques that we […]

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