Even Roman emperors (namely Tiberius) had to deal with fever blisters. Mostly, this formation is found to crop up on the lips of the patients, but that’s no compulsion. It may occur on lips, cheeks, chins, nostrils and even inside our mouths. Yes we know, yuck! What causes these fever blisters is the Herpes Simplex virus (type 1).
Within a couple of days, formations come out on the spot and start to itch, tingle and almost anything that bothers a human being! This virus is transferable and thus it is also advised to keep off from socializing, when you have this condition. No wonder Tiberius banned kissing in public!
Home Remedies for Fever Blisters
It has been found that the application of natural/home remedies work better than the medications bought over the counter. In addition to that, these have nigh side effects. So let us enlighten you of the different home remedies available to you, to treat the condition of fever blisters. Amounts of intake of food products with high saturated fat content and some other foods should be reduced from the diet. These foods include chocolates, nuts, grains, whole wheat products, etc.
Aloe Vera has the reputation to have the quality to kick-start the treatment in any kind of body problems. It helps in treating and healing many problems in and on our bodies. Aloe prevents the body from producing any further sores. If you feel you will be having such formations, dab a little of the herb’s juice or gel, on the spot.
Everybody has Vaseline in their homes, right? You know by now that the condition of fever blisters is transferable. So any kind of puss, which bursts out of the formation, poses a threat. So keep the formation soft and tender; in the process, stopping it from ‘spitting’ out something bad.
Honey is hailed for being anti-a lot of things. It’s anti-fungal, anti- viral and has antibiotic powers. So for centuries, this has served to heal a lot of things. You have to apply the honey directly over the blisters and watch as it starts adding bits to healing your condition.
White vinegar acts as a savior! Really, it helps soothe the irritation and the soreness that is caused by the blisters. Just dab a little of the vinegar on a cotton ball and apply the same on the spot.
Boil a considerable amount of water in a container. Then steep an ordinary tea bag in the same. Now bring out the bag and let it cool down. After it has (cooled down) apply the bag over the concerned spot. If you have done enough good deeds (!) the blisters will disappear within a couple of days.
Sometimes the application of the mixture of cornstarch and water helps in treating the affected areas. These are some of the home remedies that you may use to treat the condition of fever blisters.
Some other treatments are ice cubes, aromatherapy, lemon balms, salt, etc. While you have this condition, drink plenty of water. When the sores burst open, it makes the body lose liquid and also water helps in dishing out the impurities from our bodies.