What to do when a cold sore strikes?

If you suffer from cold sores you will be well aware that they can strike at any time, whether we’re ready for them or not.  Cold sores vary in severity from being a nuisance to being seriously painful or even being a social embarrassment.  Stress is a known trigger for cold sores, so there is an increased chance of suffering an outbreak as you gear up for a big event like a wedding or work presentation; a time when the last thing you want is a lesion on your face to attract attention.

A HealthPost blog published a few months ago, Natural Health Remedies for Cold Sores provides an excellent resource for learning about what causes cold sores and how to avoid getting them.  As first line defence, it is recommended to avoid coming in contact with the virus that causes cold sores.  This means avoiding kissing anyone with an active cold sore outbreak.  It is also important to avoid surfaces that may harbour the virus, such as cups and glasses that may have been in contact with another person’s cold sore.  In addition, the blog article Natural Health Remedies for Cold Sores suggests strengthening the immune system through a healthy diet and taking care of yourself by reducing stress and getting enough rest.

What can you do to maintain the integrity of your lips when an outbreak strikes? If you are looking for a way to support your body’s defences for lip outbreaks, there are natural options available that are backed by science.

Propolis is a bee product that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, mainly for its antiseptic properties.  In recent years, a number of scientific studies have shown that propolis may support the body as a first line of defence for lip health.  Topical application of an ointment or cream containing propolis is an excellent choice to support lip health and healing.

Lysine is an essential amino acid and is another natural remedy that is known to support lip health.  When applied to the lips topically, lysine supports the lips defences and rapid recovery.

Horopito is a hot peppery herb was used traditionally for stomach upsets and skin conditions.  Very recently it was discovered that Horopito is multifunctional and is the new kid on the block in terms of being a powerful support for the lip’s natural defences.  Horopito’s healing support adds a new herbal remedy to the toolkit for those who want a natural way to support lip health.

To help the body rapidly heal after a breakout natural remedies can work wonders.  Lanolin from sheep wool is very good for moisturizing and healing skin and is particularly good as a lip conditioner.  Vitamin E is another excellent skin conditioner that will help heal and nourish the lips, ultimately helping to restore lip health after a breakout.

So next time you have an outbreak, don’t despair, there are plenty of natural remedies available that will support your body’s defences.  Look for products that will also heal and nourish the lips back to good health.

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