The Cold Sore Treatment
Author: Dr. Edward Barnes
Guarantee: Docosanol 10% Cream. Only non-prescription cold sore medicine approved by the FDA to shorten healing time
There are many cold sore treatment options. From home remedies, Over-the-counter products, to prescription drugs. It can be quite confusing to know what works and what doesn't. The cold sore treatment mentioned in this article takes the universally popular ' ice ' treatment and supercharges it with the tried and true herb - lemon balm.
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A good cold sore treatment can really be a blessed relief for cold sore victims like you and me. And, if you're like me, you want a cold sore treatment that will not only give you a lot of comfort right now, but will hopefully shorten the healing time so you can get on with your life. That's the beauty of this well proven cold sore treatment. I‚Äôm always searching for a better cold sore treatment. I have many good friends at Mayo who I've partnered with for research purposes over the past 33 years. But it's important to keep in mind that the following cold sore treatment methods are not presented as medical advice - only as information for your consideration. There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a medical professional. By far, the most popular cold sore treatment is the application of ice. It slows down metabolism, numbs the area, discourages the virus from replicating, and is readily available. Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time to your cold sores, maybe 3 times an hour, as a very basic cold sore treatment. With this cold sore treatment, if I could catch the cold sores at the first tingle and apply the ice, it delayed - and sometimes prevented - the cold sores from actually moving into the blister stage.
These products should be administered by a dermatologist or the plastic surgeon on staff. Botox, Restylane and other fillers are commonly used at med spas and are a popular lunchtime fix for lines and wrinkles.
While these medical spa services are medical grade procedures, the staff makes every effort to disguise this fact by using soft lighting, warm colors, soothing music and scents. They also try to incorporate a little pampering because these procedures can be quite uncomfortable and maybe painful. A hand, arm and neck massage helps distract from the discomfort sometimes felt during the facials, peels and other procedures.
A natural supplement that is worth checking out is a product called Acnezine. This product works from the inside out and is meant to work all over your body, not just one area. Acnezine has had great reviews from consumers.
Using the above tips for acne skin treatment is the best course of action. By using a skin cleanser that is suitable for acne, keeping a good acne spot treatment cream handy and using Acnezine you will be approaching your acne treatment in several different ways.
There are several types of creams used to treat cold sores. Creams containing docosanol are particularly useful. Docosanol is used to fight against the HSV-1 virus that causes cold sores and it can soothe the pain as well as help heal the cold sore sooner. Other types of cold sore treatment include creams designed to numb the area surrounding the cold sore and moisturizer creams that help revitalize the skin around the cold sore. Lip balm can also prevent the cold sore from cracking open.
Many traditional pain relief medicines like acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen are great cold sore treatments. These medicines treat the inflammation, providing pain relief. While there is no cure for cold sores, there are several types of cold sore treatment that make having a cold sore a shorter experience.
What most people don't realize is that cold sores are actually a highly contagious herpes simplex virus infection (usually HSV-1, or oral herpes) on the lips. But now there is an innovative new way to treat cold sores and fever blisters.