Blisters are very common, and very annoying. If you suffer from cold sores, you know that treating them is not easy. While there are medications designed specifically for the treatment of cold sores, most of them are expensive and filled with chemicals. If you’re looking for a safe, natural way to treat your fever blisters, read on.
First of all, you should understand what causes blisters. There are a lot of causes, but the main one is having a weak immune system. This is why the blisters often appear directly after illness (hence the name “cold sores”). So, the best way to avoid having cold sores is to stay healthy. While this is easier said than done, there are a lot of things you can do to stay healthy, such as eating well. Also, try to eliminate stress as much as possible, as a stressful lifestyle can lead to cold sores. Salty and acidic foods also aid in the development of cold sores, so it’s best to avoid them.
Generally, The blood blisters last 10-14 days. If more than 2 weeks passes and your cold sores are still there, it would be wise to visit a doctor. If not, some natural home remedies should work just fine. The first and probably most common treatment for cold sores is the application of ice. Ideally, you should apply ice to affected areas for 5-10 minutes, every hour. This works best in the beginning stages of the cold sore, and is usually used to prevent the spread of the virus.
Tea bags can also help out a lot as a. Putting a normal tea bag on affected areas for 5-10 minutes each hour can help treat cold sores, as well as prevent their spread. This is mainly due to the tannic acid found in tea, which has antiviral properties. Warm tea bags can also be used. It’s best to apply a warm tea bag for 20-30 minutes. If all goes well, this will eliminate cold sores within 5 days or so.
If cold sores are a regular problem for you, you may consider making your own medicine. A good formula for this is the following: 100 ml coconut oil, 2 ml Dettol, and 3ml Carbolic acid. Carbolic acid is found in chemic shops, if you can’t find it tea tree oil can be substituted. This mixture has been proven to work, and usually only takes 1-2 applications. Of course it may take more depending on the severity of your problem, but generally speaking this mixture works wonders.
Witch hazel can be applied to cold sores on a regular basis to help treat them. Also, the application of common salt (table salt) helps as well. The best way to use salt is to moisten your finger and press it into salt. Then, press your finger onto the sores for about 30 seconds. Repeat this twice a day for 2-3 days, and you should see noticeable improvement in your cold sores.