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Best Cure for Fever Blisters


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What are Fever Blisters?

Fever blisters are facial lesions that occur around the lips, in the region of the mouth. Also termed as mouth ulcers, canker sores and cold sores, they can make even general activities like eating hard to do and irritating. These blisters are filled with fluid, and they often crack open towards their final stages, causing your lips to crack when you stretch them. These blisters can also affect your fingers, and in some cases, they can crop up near your ears.

They also can erupt on gums, nose, or roof of the mouth. You may experience pain, tingling, or itching one or two days prior to the appearance of the fever blister. They’re caused by the herpes simplex virus and are contagious. The life cycle of a fever blister is seven to ten days. It’s a virus that lies dormant in your body and there are some common triggers that trigger the appearance of that nasty blister. They are exposure to the sun, fever, a cold, and stress.

Home Remedies for Fever Blisters

There are many medicines that you can opt for and some home remedies that can help you treat this problem as well. Some effective ways to remove fever blisters have been given below.

· Rub ice on the blister for 10 minutes every hour at first site of the fever blister. It should halt the virus from going to the skin.

· Lemon balm has antiviral properties. It should lessen the symptoms and speeds up the healing process.

· If you get these nasty blisters a lot, there is a vitamin called Lysine. Taking this vitamin when you start to feel the tingle on your lip can prevent this blister from coming out and if it does come out it can shorten the lifespan of it.

· First signs of a fever blister, apply juice of Aloe Vera plant. It will start the healing process and not allow the blister to grow.

· Peppermint oil applied should speed up the healing process.

· Grapefruit seed extract – mix 1 or 2 drops with aloe and apply it to the blister.

· Black tea-steep a tea bag as you would normally, make a cup of tea and apply the bag to the sore.  The blister should be gone in a few days.

· Tailor Your Diet – The right diet is very essential for getting rid of fever blisters. Salty food items, spicy foods and citrus based food items can aggravate the condition and make the blisters more painful. Fruit juices (the non-citrus ones); water and buttermilk can help in speeding up the healing process. Your lips will be open and prone to infection, so avoid dusty and unclean environments.

· Learn To Relax – Any form of emotional stress and physical stress can affect these facial blisters, so opting for simple activities like meditation, yoga and reading can help you get rid of fever blisters.

Waiting for the blisters to disappear is the best way to treat this problem without making it worse, but you can opt for the above measures if you’re looking for a quick fix and don’t mind taking a little risk.





Other links:

What Causes Dry Mouth?

Basic Dental Care

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