Cold sores are an extremely common problem; estimates vary, but around one in every four to five people in the USA are thought to carry the herpes simplex type 1 virus. Although there is no cure for viruses, the painful and embarrassing cold sores can be dealt with in several ways. This article discusses some of the herpes remedies that have worked for other sufferers. It is important to understand however, that the herpes virus is triggered into action by some change in the body, such as illness or stress. Use the treatments below in conjunction with efforts to identify and eliminate your cold sore triggers for the best results.
Petroleum jelly is extremely cheap, and easy to pick up in pharmacies. It can be used as often as you like, and over a long period of time, so keep your sores covered with this stuff. It immediately takes away the stinging of cracked skin, as it lubricates cold sores. It will also stop dirt and dust from entering cold sores, thus preventing further infection.
One of the most basic herpes remedies is the humble ice pack (or bag of frozen peas!). This will ease pain, swelling and redness. Don’t apply ice directly onto a cold sore, as it really should be kept dry to prevent further cracking.
We have saved our favorite idea until last. This little gem is easy to use (just a quick spray under the tongue), makes no mess, can be carried around easily and most importantly, targets all of your cold sore symptoms: redness, swelling, itching, pain and broken skin. It is an entirely natural and homeopathic treatment called Herpeset, and will not break the bank. Active ingredients include purple coneflower to ease stinging and redness, and capsicum for pain relief. There are no synthetic ingredients at all in this spray, so you don’t need to worry about chemicals which may react with other medicines (although you should always tell your doctor about any treatments anyway).
We were very interested in what cold sore sufferers had to say about this treatment, and were really impressed with the reviews we found. Many said it was the most effective of all the herpes remedies they had tried. Most users saw results within seven days, which is half the usual lifespan of a cold sore. People liked its ease of use, and appreciated the discrete bottle size and labeling.
Most herpes help treatments are messy, cumbersome and only target one or two symptoms. Herpeset is an all round remedy, and using it will take up only seconds of your day. All the ingredients are natural and safe, and there is even a money-back manufacturer’s guarantee. We cannot find fault with this product, and would certainly recommend it if you are wondering how to cure herpes symptoms. For a look at some of the Herpeset reviews, please click here.