Cold Sores Home Remedies from Canada

Cold sore tips and remedies from the wintry North.

Entries from March 2009

Cold Sore Oral – What Oral Cold Sores Are and Treatments for Them

March 31st, 2009 · 130 Comments · Articles

Oral herpes (aka “cold sores”) is the most common form of herpes infection and is known as “herpes labialis”, which is the infection that occurs when the virus comes into contact with oral mucosa or abraded skin. Once you’ve contracted it you can never get rid of it–outbreaks decrease in frequency over time but once [...]

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Cold Sore Cures: 5 Simple At-Home Treatments

March 25th, 2009 · 130 Comments · Articles, Uncategorized

There is no known actual “cure” for herpes of any type (if you’re unsure about what causes cold sores see: Cold Sores Causes) however there are many effective treatments for it that have been discovered via trial and error over the years by cold sore sufferers like yourself.  Myself and several friends have been experiementing [...]

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Cold Sores Cause: What Causes Cold Sores?

March 24th, 2009 · 218 Comments · Articles

A cold sore is an outward symptom of an outbreak of the Herpes Simplex Virus (usually Type 1, aka “HSV-1″, although HSV-2 can cause oral herpes) usually due to a decreased in immune function, a very common cause of which is exposure to cold weather hence the name “cold sore”. To the left you will [...]

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Cold Sore Nose: How To Treat A Cold Sore On Your Nose

March 20th, 2009 · 125 Comments · Articles

<–(See? Even pretty people get cold sores, and on their noses no less…) Right, so there’s a cold sore on your schnoz then, I take it?  Well, you’ve come to the right place–although the most common place that cold sores occur is on the lip and right around the mouth, the second most common location [...]

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Cold Sore Home Remedy – This Housewife’s 24hr Remedy

March 19th, 2009 · 58 Comments · Articles

Ok, we’re going to go through a quick process I use every time I start getting a cold sore or can feel an outbreak coming on, plus a couple of little tips you can try out for yourself and see if they work for you (home remedies are finicky–they consistently work great for some and [...]

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Heal Cold Sore In 24 Hours

March 18th, 2009 · 85 Comments · Articles

Alright let’s quickly go over my favorite methods to heal a cold sore with (you think Jack Bauer over there gets cold sores? lol).  Myself and my friends have personally experimented with literally hundreds of various remedies over the years due to our displeasure with the relative ineffectiveness of available prescription and OTC medications and [...]

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Cold Sore Home Remedy – 24 Hour Quick Cure

March 17th, 2009 · 277 Comments · Articles

So you’re looking to concoct something in your kitchen to combat the dreadful cold sore of doom huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place . I myself, and about half a dozen of my friends (cold sores are especially prevalent in Canada due to the cold weather), have experimented with literally hundreds of various [...]

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Cold Sores Treatment: I figured out what works and what doesn’t

March 16th, 2009 · 53 Comments · Articles, Uncategorized

Ok, now I’ve been dealing with cold sores for a few years now, and between me and my friends who similarly suffer, we’ve found through good old-fashioned trial and error of just about everything out there (prescription, OTC, and what I call “kitchen concoctions” or home remedies) what works, what doesn’t, and what’s crap. Prescription [...]

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Cure Cold Sores? Known Treatments and Remedies

March 16th, 2009 · 236 Comments · Articles, Uncategorized

There is currently no known cure for cold sores (although there may be one soon, see the Time Magazine article at the bottom of this post), and once you’ve got it the herpes simplex virus stays in your body for the rest of your life, hiding out in the nerve cells in your face (check [...]

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Lysine: Cold Sores Treatment? Dosage and How-To…

March 12th, 2009 · 1,485 Comments · Articles, Uncategorized

Many people swear by L-Lysine as not only a preventative measure against cold sores but also as an actual treatment that can shorten the duration of an outbreak once it occurs. I’ve personally taken lysine and I really do think that it helps to shorten the length of the outbreak by up to a day [...]

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