Cold sores develop inside the mouth and also around the lips. They are also known as fever blisters as they are small blister like substances and are accompanied by cold and fever in most of the cases.
The main virus that causes cold sores is the Herpes Simplex Virus. The sores are red and painful and therefore a person finds it difficult to eat anything. Often the cold sores go away on their own in some days or few weeks. But to get relief from the swelling and pain one can use some simple natural remedies that help to heal the sores quickly.
The cold sores should never be touched without washing the hands properly with an anti bacterial soap. However the blisters should not be touched frequently as it will lead to infections and worsen the condition.
Fresh Aloe Vera juice can be applied on the sores. It helps to treat inflammation and irritation. It will provide a soothing effect and reduce the blisters.
To get relief from the burning sensation and redness some ice cubes can be applied directly on the sores. This will help to reduce the swelling which occurs on the skin around the sores.
Lemon balm is a helpful herb that has got an ability to fight viruses. It is therefore effective in dealing with Herpes Simplex Virus which is the root cause of cold sores. Ointments having lemon balm as an active ingredient are particularly useful for treating such sores.
Milk helps to heal the mouth blisters in a natural way. Cold milk is especially beneficial in this case. Some cold milk can be put on the cold sores with the help of a cotton ball.
Tea tree oil has got analgesic properties which helps to provide relief from the pain associated with cold sores. Some organic tea tree oil can be applied directly on the sores to heal them fast.
Foods rich in Vitamin B12 like yogurt, salmon, eggs, milk, cheese and mussels should be consumed.
Green tea bags can be applied on the cold sores. Green tea is extremely helpful in treating inflammation.