The Troubling Link Between Cold Sores And Your Brain
COLD SORE CAUSES: chapped lips, sun, weather, stress, & illness. PREVENTION: take Lysine supplements (an amino acid that prevents the virus from replicating) during these events, moisturize your lips, & wear a lip balm with spf. TREATMENT: apply essential oils with anti-viral properties (tea tree, peppermint, etc) to disinfect. Use ice to reduce swelling. Apply a warm peppermint tea bag during the blister stage to help soothe, stop the burning sensation, & reduce the size.