You can feel a cold sore developing before you even see it. These painful blisters, which often pop up around the mouth and lips, are instant mood killers—and sometimes they last for weeks!
The skin around your lips is extremely sensitive, so when you get a cold sore it’s virtually impossible not to feel it all day long.
These tiny blisters typically feel raw and uncomfortable for several days before they eventually scab over on their own.
But with these simple remedies, your cold sore can be gone by tomorrow morning:
Lemon Balm: Most health experts agree that lemon has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that make it perfect for clearing up infections, including cold sores. The next time you feel a cold sore coming on, start using lemon balm on your lips about two to four times each day until it disappears.
Lysine: This essential protein has been shown to seriously shorten the lifespan of cold sores and prevent further outbreaks. While you can definitely pick up a Lysine supplement from any health store, it also occurs naturally in chicken, fish, egg, and potatoes. Add about 3 grams of Lysine to your daily diet and watch as your body works its magic!
Peppermint Oil: Not only does peppermint oil soothe cold sores by cooling them, it’s also been shown to inhibit the growth of herpes simplex virus, a lab study found. Try applying peppermint oil to your lips each day to see how well it works on cold sores.
Resveratrol: Naturally found in grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine, resveratrol has been shown to stop the growth of the herpes virus in animals.