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In my personal experience, those store bought things they sell, such as Abrevia, do not work at all! The only thing that has ever worked for me is actually not what you may expect. There is a set of vitamins that you can buy online called "Visalus". In the various vitamins they sell people, there is this one called "Vimunity". I take that when I get a cold sore, and it's usually gone within two days instead of the usual four to seven days. Also, "Vimunity" is a great vitamin for boosting the immune system, which shortens the life of all kinds of other things, such as the common cold. As a matter of fact, I start taking it if I just get a sore throat, which is usually the first sign of a cold for me, and after just one or two days of taking the vitamin, I no longer have a sore throat and I do not get sick! Pretty cool huh? Also, you should probably keep your cold sore moist while you have it. Use petroleum jelly or carmex or something. It'll help with the pain if you don't let it dry out. Good luck!!!!
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sore throat is an infection that can be either viral or bacterial. It is most commonly caused by a contagious viral infection (such as the flu, cold or mononucleosis), althou…gh more serious throat infections can be caused by a bacterial infection (such as strep, mycoplasma or hemophilus) . Bacterial sore throats respond well to antibiotics while viral ones do not. For viral based infections, there are many natural remedies that you can take to cure a sore throat. Some of these folk remedies work within an hour or two, others take effect overnight. If you do not see some improvement overnight please visit your doctor, especially if you suspect strep throat. #1 REMEDY: Cayenne Powder Cures Sore or Strep We think the best remedy on this page for a sore throat (whether viral, bacterial or strep) is cayenne pepper. You may still need to continue the remedy for 2 - 3 days to see final results, so be patient! This remedy works when antibiotics do not. Penny's Cayenne Pepper Remedy: Penny from Fresno, CA writes, "If it is too late, as in strep, it takes gargling with cayenne in water every fifteen minutes until it goes, and be patient, because it GOES. I haven't had a sore throat take hold in 15 years or more, though many have tried to start up, which also is a way for many illnesses to sprout. I generally will gargle cayenne in water at whatever strength I like and do it as much as I can until I tire of it, and then repeat every fifteen minutes, each time swallowing a tiny bit real slowly (not necessary). It only stings the tongue a little when spitting out, otherwise, no discomfort, you can get used to even the swallowing part when you see how well it works. I use the cheap Mex. stuff, but also keep on hand in refir the pesticide free stuff from health store. Cayenne is a miracle cure for ulcers and so many other conditions, plus aids assimilation of nutrients and vitamins. I will keep cayenne in water in the bathroom in case I get up in the night, so I can gargle once in the night if I am very sick, but if it is in water, it will go bad quickly and needs to be put back in refridge in morning. Afterwards suck on a clove (see below). I have never seen a sore throat that won't succumb to it." Hot Apple Cider Vinegar & Cayenne Pepper We think you'll love this one! Our Recipe: 2 TBS of ACV in hot water with 5 dashes of powdered cayenne. Keep a spoon in the mug to make sure the powder doesn't settle. Drink as hot as possible.You will find the cayenne pepper dislodges mucous from the lining of your throat. Make sure you spit it out when it comes up! CAYENNE PEPPER AND GROUND GINGER 12/28/2006: Janeene from Saginaw, MI writes, "I have used this remedy for YEARS and can tell you, IT WORKS!! The only thing that I do different is, I add an equal amount of ground ginger along with the cayenne pepper into a cup of HOT water and allow it to steep with a lid on the cup for 5 minutes. Then allow it to cool to a comfortable tempurature (or add a little cold water) and gargle. This may seem time consuming when you are in a lot of pain but it is worth the wait! Allowing it to steep like that makes sure the spices are at their best. The cayenne brings the blood to the throat helping circulation for those well needed "healing soldiers" and the ginger calms the throat and helps reduce the swelling. I sometimes drink this as a tea on those cold winter nights to help me stay warm! For you hunters out there...sprinkle cayenne in your socks to keep your feet warm out in the field. The moisture from your feet activates the heat of the pepper keeping those toes TOASTY!!! CAYENNE PEPPER IS THE BEST!" STREP THROAT & CAYENNE PEPPER 7/23/2006: Our Bangkok contributor Ted responds to our Cayenne Strep Throat cure. He writes us, "Strep throat is best handled by killing the infection in the bacteria by increasing the alkalinity, in particular I found a strong solution of potassium carbonate works best as a mouth wash of course, but sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) with frequent intervals will do. Sometimes a strep throat is acid resistant, however it is rarely alkaline resistant, being its main weaknesses. Cayenne pepper will increase the blood flow of the capillaries bringing on increased immune systems to the site whenever a strep throat does occur and will help by bring on the body's own immune process at work. However, 2 days is a pretty long time to cure a strep throat, normally a strep throat, if done right should be gone within hours, especially the pain. Ted" Baked Lemon & Olive Oil Tara McDonald, from Perth, ON, Canada sent us this old Canadian Folk Remedy to cure sore throats. She writes, "This recipe was given to my grandparents by a spunky 90+ year old (or should I say young) opera singer one day while he was digging in his garden. He valued his voice greatly and refused to take any "modern medications" that might numb his throat instead of heal it." Recipe: 1 Lemon, Good Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Honey (optional). Go around the lemon - poking it with a fork and then put it in the oven (350') until juice bubbles out the holes. Cool. Squeeze the lemon and put the juice in a jar. Add an equal amount of olive oil. Add some honey if you like. SHAKE! Take a small spoonful now and again - like a lozenge. See related link below.
Just put good chap stick on like Burt's bees or some type of medicated chap stick and try not kiss anyone
I had some grapefruit because I learned it detoxifies the liver and I had milk with 1/2 a teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, a sprinkle of flax seeds and some honey. It… doesn't taste the best because of the turmeric but it helps with a cold.
The Best Medicine for Cold sores is: Take lysine! it works and its natural! Also you want to keep it moist, perhaps with chap-stick that helps cold sores or any other… cream.
Drink more fluids.Get more rest.Take over-the-counter medications meant to relieve symptoms (pain reliever/fever reducer/expectorant). You can ask a local pharmacist what medi…cations he or she would recommend. The best way to deal with the common cold is to drink loads of fluid and take hot baths
Use a product for cold sores such as Abreva.
you can also use hydrogen peroxide
well, first you should not talk very loudly. second you should get 1 tbs. of salt, add it to a cup of water, mix it , and then gargle it for 2 to 3 min. i know it doesn't soun…d appealing but it really works!!! You Can get warm water (not hot) & add 3 tea spoons of honey stir it well until the honey melts & then add a few drops of lemon and stir again when you have that done you can drink it PS.It will help your throat if you will drink it ATLEAST 3 times a day
To me, both are pretty bad, but a canker sore is always worst! Cold sores can hurt sometimes and are a pain to have on the lip, especially because of it being un-comftorable! …Canker sores hurt very bad, I would know, as I get them a lot! They sting in your mouth and it's hard to eat things and especially the pain they inflict on people who have them when they get up in the morning!
They are different terms for the same thing caused by a type of herpes.
The surroundings of a system can determine the temperature status of a substance. So in our daily lives, any substance or materiel that reflects heat can keep things cold at i…ts best, especially if placed in a non sourced light ( because light transmits heat)
Medication is a good option like taking Lysine pills but most people prefer natural remedies because they are more effective, safer and less expensive than any cream you can b…uy. Here are some: - Rubbing in tea tree oil or dabbing toothpaste on them overnight - Applying aloe vera (gel or fresh) a couple times a day - Putting ice or tea bags on them for 3-8 mins every hour to keep the virus from spreading - Honey 4 times a day will sooth any irritation and stalls growth (better than any cream!) - Dab apple cider vinegar to dry it up quicker - Putting on cocoa butter during the day or at night helps close the skin - Soaking cotton buds in milk and leaving it on the sores for 10 mins will make them heal faster - Have a lot of vitamin C and E (you can put the witamin E directly on it if you wish) - Avoid squeezing, pinching or picking at any blister - Lysine pills are pretty effective and if taken daily they can help prevent future cold sores A good site for more info is howtogetridofcoldsoresfast.org/ and if you're interested there's this e-book that tells you how to get rid of cold sores in 3 steps, you can download it at 3stepcoldsorecure.com/
Cold sores are not the same thing as canker sores. Canker sores are not contagious; cold sores are contagious.
Drink lots of fluids. Tea with hoeny and lemon can also be soothing for a sore throat. If you need to you can use some over the counter syrups or losenges to help treat your t…hroat.
They are caused by the same virus which is oral herpes. Fever blisters look more like raised blisters. Cold sores eventually turn into an open sore then scab over and heal up.…
This is Jogger's Nipple, or Niplash. For starters, make sure you wear appropriate clothing. Try Aloe Vera. You could apply a moist compress, but make it normal body temperatur…e or very slightly above. No need to shock them any more than necessary.