Cold sores

Cold sores are small blistering ulcers that occur mainly around the mouth and lips. They are caused by a subspecies of the herpes virus, it is highly contagious, but fortunately not dangerous.

Some people get herpes repeatedly, others never. However, about eight out of ten people carry the virus. It stays hidden in the body and appears under certain factors such as stress, fatigue, fever, sun, cold, “bad days”.

A cold sore usually heals in about a dozen days, but the virus itself never disappears completely. Some cures can alleviate the discomfort or at least reduce the growth of blisters. Baking soda is also a useful aid in drying the infected area and preventing the infection from spreading.

How to prevent cold sores?

Pour a teaspoon of baking soda into a small bowl, then add a few drops of water to form a paste. Cover the infected area with a thick layer of paste and leave on for about ten minutes. Be sure to wash your hands before and after the procedure.

To increase the effectiveness of the procedure, add a drop of niaouli essential oil to the pasta. If it is too bitter, add one drop of oil of your choice (olive, jojoba, or other).

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