As has been said time and again, there may be home remedies for cold sores or fastest way to get rid of a cold sore, but there really is no permanent cure that will rid you of this condition for good. This is because the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1, or HSV 1, which is the cause of cold sores, also known as fever blisters, simply lies dormant under the skin after an outbreak goes away and waits for the next trigger to launch itself.
There are, however, ways to ease the discomfort of a cold sore outbreak and to lessen the incidence. You can get some over the counter cold sore medication, like Abreva, or you can try some of the many home remedies for cold sores.
Since studies estimate that upwards of 80 percent of people have actually contracted the HSV 1 virus, mostly through direct contact with other infected persons during childhood, the likelihood that you will be suffering an outbreak of fever blisters from time to time is almost a given. And as anyone who has them knows, while they aren’t dangerous at all, they can be awfully irritating and, at times, really painful.
As they say, the best cure of all is prevention. Your best protection therefore is to find ways to keep herpes sores from breaking out. Read more…