Cold Sores (Fever Blisters):

 

• Cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters

• They appear on:

   o Lips

   o Gums

   o Tongue

   o Throat

   o Chin

• Cold sores are also referred to as fever blisters

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Reddish gums

• Swollen gums

• Bleeding

• Difficulty in swallowing

 

Causes:

 

• Entry of the herpes simplex virus

• The immune system cannot eliminate the herpes virus and hence the condition can keep recurring

 

Natural home remedy using baking soda: 

 

1. Take some baking soda

2. Add water

3. Mix well to make a paste

4. Apply this paste on the infection

 

This will help dry up and heal the blisters.

 

Natural home remedy using black tea bags:

 

1. Take 1 cup of hot water

2. Put a black tea bag in it for 1-2 min

3. Allow the tea bag to cool

4. Place it on the sores for 5 min

5. Do this 3 times a day

 

The sores will crust and disappear naturally in 4-5 days.

 

Tips:

 

• Rub ice on the infected area to slow down the growth of cold sores

• Include yogurt in the diet as it stimulates the immune system and prevents cold sores