How to cure cold sores on the lips

"Cold" on the face in the form of itchy blisters can ruin a whole week of your life, causing a lot of discomfort and lowering your self-esteem. Our site will tell you how to cure cold sores on the lips to get rid of this little catastrophe in the shortest possible time.

Can the herpes virus be eliminated?

Among the 8 types of herpes virus, the first two types are the most common. In the area of ​​the herpes simplex virus of the first type are found hands and various parts of the face: nose, lips, eyes. The virus of the second type, also called genital herpes, occurs on the mucous membranes of the genitals.

About 90 percent of the world's population, having contracted the disease in early childhood, become carriers of the virus by the end of their days. Herpes dormant peacefully in the nerve cells of the human body and occurs under favorable conditions, which include:

  • weakening of immunity;
  • stressful situations;
  • disorders of the endocrine system;
  • climate change;
  • pregnancy;
  • hypothermia or overheating of the body;
  • sunburn;
  • nerve fiber damage.

How to cure cold sores on the lips?

During a relapse, the herpes virus can be transmitted to people around you by airborne droplets, as well as through direct contact and through household items. During this period, take special responsibility for personal hygiene, avoid kissing and sexual intercourse (including oral and genital sex), and wash your hands with soap after each touch to herpes lesions. Never puncture blisters - this can lead to infection, leaving the wound to heal even longer.
Herpes on the lips can be cured in the following ways:

At the first signs of a "cold", treat the affected area of ​​skin with spruce oil. Repeat the treatment after 2 hours and before going to bed.
To strengthen the immune system, prepare a decoction of 1 part juniper fruit, 3 parts cherry blossoms, 3 parts lemon balm leaves.
Brew this collection in boiling water in a porcelain teapot in a ratio of 1: 1 and drink hot broth with honey 1 tablespoon at least 3 times a day.
The following solution will help to cure herpes on the lips: 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers is brewed with 1 cup of boiling water. After 15 minutes, the broth should be filtered and add 10 percent alcohol tincture of propolis. This remedy should be drunk twice a day, as well as lubricate them "cold" for about half a week.
Ointment with an extract of calendula or chamomile prevents the appearance of a tightening crust in areas affected by herpes.
Treatment of the inflammatory area of ​​valocordin, corvalol or aloe juice will disinfect the wound and stop the further development of herpes.

The last word on modern medicine

Recently, pharmacies provide a wide range of ointments that can cure cold sores on the lips. The most popular ointments are Zovirax, Acyclovir, Herpferon, Fenistil Pentsivir, and jelly Solkoseril.

In addition, famciclovir, acyclovir, valaciclovir and Immunal drops help to cure cold sores on the lips. All these drugs should be taken on prescription, and to prevent "colds" you can use lipstick "Antigerpes".

In case of frequent recurrence of herpes, be sure to get tested by an immunologist and gynecologist, because it can be a sign of a serious disease, such as HIV infection.