Getting a cold sore is a common thing to get. Around 90% of people get a cold sore. That means most people will get it once in their lifetime. What is a cold sore? Also known as a herpes simplex virus. The cold sore infection is highly contagious which can get worse. It can spread to other parts of your body and make you uncomfortable. There are many remedies that can help get rid of the infection, but if you want to avoid the doctor, you can try these home remedies out.
Look for these symptoms
Watch out for small blisters that may appear on specifically on your lips, nose or on your cheeks.
Your lips begin to itch and tingle uncomfortably
The blisters begin to ooze and start crusting after they burst.
1. Foods that boost Your Immune System
It is a known fact that a bad immune system leaves your body vulnerable. Strengthening your immune system will, in itself, be a home remedy in the fight against cold sores. Your body needs important vitamins and minerals. You can load up on these by eating foods that contain probiotics, fruits, and vegetables. Be mindful of boosting your immune system!
2. Vitamin E
Since cold sores develop on your skin, using creams rich in Vitamin E will help to soothe and relieve any pain. Vitamin E is important since it helps repair your skin’s damage caused by the cold sores. Your skin needs those anti-oxidants to reduce the inflammation. Besides creams, you can ingest Vitamin E capsules or eat foods that are rich in Vitamin E such as spinach, sweet potatoes, avocados and many others.