Minimizing a Breakout: Soak one un-coated Ibuprofen with just a couple drops of water in a cup. When it looks like it's starting to dissolve, crush with a spoon to make a thick paste and apply to the breakout for about 10-15 min. And there you have it! A simple solution to help make your day that much better! (Note: Ibuprofen helps with swelling, in case you were wondering how this works)
Try this effective DIY lip balm recipe next time a cold sore comes around! It features lemon balm - a potent antiviral that's been shown in studies to improve cold sore symptoms & shorten the duration of time to heal.
3 Powerful Essential Oils for Fever Blisters (& How to Speed Healing)
How to get rid of cold sores? Learn about essential oils and other natural treatments to prevent and treat fever blisters: http://www.optiderma.com/articles/essential-oils-for-fever-blisters/. Includes a great DIY recipe to make your own healing salve for cold sores.
There are many health benefits of foods that are high in lysine and low in arginine. Some of these foods and their benefits have been mentioned in this article. Check them out so that you can plan your meals accordingly.
Feeling under the weather? Kick that cold or flu to the curb with the ultimate immune-boosting soup. Packed full of vitamins and minerals from delicious ingredients like turmeric, kale and bok choy in a mushroom broth for a healthy vegetarian soup recipe.