Fever blisters are also known as cold sores. Fever blisters are generally caused by herpes simplex type 1 virus. Around mouth an outbreak usually occurs and typically heals within three weeks.
Fever blisters can be a pain in the ass for lifelong, as the virus causes fever blisters can remain dormant in your body throughout your whole life. The reasons by which outbreaks get triggered are:
- Overexposure to sunlight
- Hormonal changes
- Weak immune system
- Stress or a
- Trauma to the skin
Fever blisters can be painful and accompanied by burning sensations and tingling along with inflammation and swelling. They usually appears as a group of tiny, white blisters and typically manifest on the same area or spot whenever the virus get activated. Having fever blisters can be a very painful situation and can even spin your beauty also.
There are so many over the counter medicines available for fever blisters available in the market but those medicines are not always effective and can have side effects also. These medicines take lot of time to cure the fever blisters. Instead of using any sort of medicine you can try out simple, natural home remedies which will help you to provide relief from fever blisters in a week.
To get the best results from these home remedies, start using them as soon as you feel any initial tingling sensation. It well help in reducing the severity and duration of an outbreak.
Here are top home remedies to treat the fever blisters:
Whole milk is a very simple treatment for fever blisters as it whole milk contains calcium and immunoglobulin’s which does helps in fighting with those viruses which causes fever blisters. Not only this, it contains a type of fat which is known to monocarp in with antiviral properties. Whole milk also helps in improving the healing process.
- Take cotton ball and soak it in whole milk, then apply the milk gently on the affected area. Leave it there for 10 minutes. The cold milk will help in soothing the tingling sensation and reducing the pain. Try this several times a day for a week.
- Plus, drink a glass of warm milk with one teaspoon of turmeric added to it. Drink this two times a day for a week. Turmeric will help in reducing the pain which is associated with fever blisters.
Tea tree oil:
Tea tree oil contains antiviral properties which helps in treating the fever blisters as quickly as possible. It helps in reducing the tingling sensations immediately.
- Dilute tea tree oil with water in the ratio of 1:3 oil and water respectively. Apply this diluted tea tree oil on the affected area by using a cotton ball at least three times a day. Within a week the fever blisters should heal completely.
- Alternatively take equal amount of olive oil and tea tree oil and mix them well. Add little bit of eucalyptus oil in this mixture. Now apply this solution on the blisters for three times a day for a week.
Cold compress helps in reducing the pain significantly as well as redness and swelling associated with fever blisters. It will also prevent the fever blister from spreading.
- Take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a washcloth.
- Put it over the targeted area for 15 minutes.
- Repeat this process for every 2-3 hours.
- After every session, apply a thick layer of lemon balm ointment to the affected area.
If you want to get rid of the fever blisters as quickly as possible then garlic is one of those ingredients that can help you to rely upon. Garlic contains enzymes which work as antiviral agents which helps in treating the fever blisters. Not only this, it has antibacterial properties which will help in disinfect the area and decrease the time of healing.
- Take 2 or 3 garlic cloves, gently crush them to form a paste.
- Apply this paste on your fever blisters.
- Leave it after applying there for 15 minutes.
- Repeat this process two to three times a day for 2 days.
- Note: garlic is potent in nature and may sting a little bit when applied on the affected area.
This is a natural disinfection and a very effective remedy in killing the bacteria’s that may infect the fever blisters. The virus that causes fever blisters is Herpes, thrive in moist and warm environments. Hydrogen peroxide will help in keeping the affected area dry and free of moisture.
- Take a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution and dip a cotton ball in it, apply it over the blisters. Leave it there for a few minutes and then wash off that area with a wet washcloth and pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat this home remedy 4 to 5 times a day for 3 days.
- Alternatively, crush two aspirins and one teaspoons of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and make a paste out of it. Now apply this paste over the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. Leave it there for two to three minutes only. Now clean that area with lukewarm water. Follow this once a day and not more than two days.
Licorice contains a very active ingredient which is called glycyrrhizin which has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties which makes this herb a very effective and fast treatment for fever blisters. It will help in minimize the redness and swelling of fever blisters. It will also help in speeding up the process of healing.
- Take one table spoon of licorice root powder and one half teaspoon of water and make a paste out of it. Apply this paste over the targeted area with using a cotton ball. Leave this paste over there for several days until the blisters heal completely.
- Alternatively you can also drink the licorice root tea or take this incredible herb in the form of supplements and speed up the healing process and helps in reducing the pain also.
- Note: Those who have a problem of high blood pressure should not use or avoid this licorice home remedy to treat the fever blisters and should consult the doctor before using any other remedy.
Tea contains tannic acid which has antiviral properties and hence can be used to get rid of the fever blisters fast.
- Take a tea bag and place in boiling water for a minute.
- Take this out and allow it cool for some time.
- Now press this on the affected area for a few minutes.
- Repeat this five to six times a day for a week.
These natural home remedies will help you in giving instant relief from pain and discomfort.