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Monday, August 2, 2010

Home Remedies for Fever Blisters/Cold Sores

Whether inside your mouth on your tongue, cheek or inner lip or even outside on your lip or in the corner of your mouth...most of us have dealt w/those pesky fever blisters; also commonly known as cold sores.

These are actually a form of the herpes virus. Now...don't be afraid...it won't develop into 'THAT' herpes! But it is a strain of the same virus, just as shingles are of the same virus as chicken pox.

Here are some ways to combat & relieve those icky sores once they pop up...

Treating the actual SORE:
  • Rub ice on the sore for a few minutes every hour

  • Saturate the tip of a Q-tip w/tea tree oil & apply several times a day

  • Pour a little bit of table salt into the palm of your hand, dab your (clean) finger into it & apply to the blister several times a day

  • Apply a warm tea bag to the sore for a few minutes every hour

  • Apply witch hazel several times a day

  • Apply lemon balm several times a day

For the INSIDE:

  • Double up on vitamins A, C, E & Zinc

  • Avoid coffee, tea, nuts, grains & oatmeal


If you have a family home remedy-type book that you keep for your family, this is great information to add to it.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. HOORAY!! My blogging friend is back! And thanks for the heads up on how to deal with the cold sores. Many many hugs coming your way! How is the job going?

  2. It's going well, busier than I had thought it would be. Thanks for asking. I'm so happy to be able to log-on again...I'm almost afraid to log-off! lol

    Love & blessings...


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