If you frequently get cold sores, you may already have medications on hand. Some of them are listed below.
COMPEED® Cold Sore Discreet Healing Patch not only makes the cold sore less visible but also acts like a virus shield reducing risk of contamination from the cold sore.
Most often, antiviral medications are used to stop the multiplication of the virus. Cold sore antivirals come in two different forms: cream that is applied directly to the area and pills that are taken orally.
There is evidence emerging about the interest of essential oils in managing cold sores. For example, Tea Tree oil has shown the ability to fight the herpes simplex virus, and Peppermint oil and Lemon balm oil were shown to inhibit its activity.
You must consult a specialist for advice because essential oils can cause allergic reactions if used improperly.