Nexcare cold Sore Treatment
Having a cold sore outbreak can really get you down; it is embarrassing and usually occurs on an important day. It is irritatingly itchy, painful, unsightly, and will last at least one to two weeks. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the HSV virus that causes cold sore or fever blister outbreaks. But there are a number of remedies can be used to prevent an outbreak or reduce the length of the episode. Using the right vitamins and supplements can prevent an outbreak entirely or stop it in its tracks at the first sign of trouble. Other options include remedies that can sooth the pain, reduce the area affected, and speed up the healing process, cutting short the duration of the visible sore. One of the most common remedies, and possibly the cheapest, is treating cold sores and fever blisters with ice.
The Amazing Effects of Ice
When I was about 30 years old, my mother noticed I was suffering from a cold sore.
She suggested, “Why not use ice as a cold sore treatment? Many sufferers testify to the amazing effects on their outbreaks.”
Sometimes ice can even stop the virus from turning into a full-blown occurrence. To accomplish this you need to take action immediately. At the first sign of an oncoming outbreak, when that tingling or itching sensation occurs, apply ice.
Using ice as a cold sore treatment involves putting an ice cube on the area affected and holding it there for a several minutes. Take it off only if it gets too painful. Apply an ice cube for about 10-15 minutes every hour or more. Doing this in the early stages of an outbreak reduces the HSV virus’ metabolism, discourages its reproduction and can eventually push the virus back into hibernation.
In the event that the cold sore continues to develop, continue using ice as a cold sore treatment on the infected area to help ease the pain and to stop further swelling. This will speed up the time of recovery.
I was amazed at the results. “Ice really works!”
Other Ice Treatments
If using ice as a cold sore treatment does not produce the remarkable effects for which you hoped, try combining ice with another medium.
Frozen tea bags may be used to inhibit the growth of cold sores. This treatment provides the soothing effects of ice and increases the potential of suppressing the cold sore virus. Tea contains natural anti-viral properties that can be used as an organic remedy for cold sores or fever blisters.
Many sufferers find success by first using ice as a cold sore treatment and then applying rubbing alcohol to the sore. This dries out the sore and keeps the area sterile.
Using ice as a cold sore treatment alone or in combination with other products is fairly effective in stopping a full-blown outbreak. However the results may vary from one person to another and even from one episode to another.
Using ice as a cold sore treatment is still treating an outbreak. A more effective solution would be to stop the outbreak before it starts, by using a combination of vitamins and supplements.
Nexcare cold Sore Treatment