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Cold Sore Remedies
« on: February 24, 2012, 05:52:18 AM »
Hey all,
I am a long time suffer of cold sores on the outer lip.  Does anyone have any caveman remedies that they feel truly work and may possibly supress the outbreaks?

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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 05:56:54 AM »
caffeine works well if you catch it just as you feel the first tingles before an outbreak - make a paste with instant coffee and smear it on - not very attractive but it works


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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 12:30:24 PM »
I use sea buckthorn oil for rosacea and it works really well. The product literature indicates that you can also use it for cold sores, so maybe give that a try? You can get it on iHerb through the link on this site and even get $5 off your first order.

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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 12:54:39 PM »
You need to boost your immune system.  Vit C, Zinc, Olive leaf extract, Vit E, garlic, Echinacea, the herb Astragalus (at the first sign of a sore).  My husband uses Carmex lip balm on his cold sores - only thing that works for him.  But a cream with Lemon Balm is supposed to be very good too.  Hope this helps :)

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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 02:20:09 PM »
I suffer from cold sores also. I do appreciate the advice given here as I'm willing to try anything. Sometimes when I feel it coming on I'l use an ice cube which sometimes works!


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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 12:59:41 PM »
Cold sores...try L-Lysine! This amino acid does magic and actually prevents them from appearing on the first place.
I use the one from Bluebonnet (iHerb stuff)
Good luck!!

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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 10:22:21 AM »
You need to boost your immune system.  Vit C, Zinc, Olive leaf extract, Vit E, garlic, Echinacea, the herb Astragalus (at the first sign of a sore).  My husband uses Carmex lip balm on his cold sores - only thing that works for him.  But a cream with Lemon Balm is supposed to be very good too.  Hope this helps :)

This particularly.  The other remedies may work, but boost that immune system.

VITAMIN D for god's sake or get in the sun!  Check our our iHerb link, I've been "on" D for years now and feel better than ever especially now in Winter.

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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 08:12:03 AM »
If you have any intrest, the paleo community I have met here in Utah introduced me into using Essential Oils as Paleo Medicine. They work very well! I used a blend of Melaleuca (for the antivirial benifets) and Lavender (for the skin irritation benifet) on my husband recently and his cold sore never even broke the surface of the skin. He was very happy about that. Also Melissa and Lemongrass work great. Research has showed adding Melissa to your daily suplement regimen will actually help keep the sores from coming back at all period. We use doTERRA out here because its of the highest and pure grade, and the only essential oil safe for internal use. Hope this helps!

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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 09:38:38 AM »
Getting good fats in your diet also helps; then your skin produces its own oils.

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Re: Cold Sore Remedies
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 07:41:47 PM »
I tell this to people with cold sores all the time, but never get someone who tries it.................... Solaray: Once Daily High Energy(iron free) has been a blessing for me. Normally when I am overly tired, stressed, mentally or physically stressed I will get a cold sore. But when I take that stuff twice a day I never get them. I have been up for 36hrs straight, terrible cold, broke up with girlfriend, about to be fired stressed out and still no cold sore.