Fever blisters also known as cold cores are caused by a virus known as 'herpes simplex'. Blister causes pain, itching and burning sensation. Fever blisters appear on lips, chin, cheeks and nostrils. Some of the causes for blisters are stress, hormonal imbalance, lip injury, menstruation and cosmetic surgeries.
The symptoms of blisters vary from person to person. However, there are few common symptoms viz fever, head ache, swollen lips, swelling of lymph nodes and itchiness. Fever blisters could be prevented by not taking stress, keeping the hands clean, not touching the blisters, avoiding contact with the infected person, not sharing utensils and stuff that spread the virus.
Although there are many medicines available to treat cold sores, you can treat them at home with simple home remedies. In today's article, we have shared some simple ways to get rid of fever blisters. Read on to know more about it.
Garlic is one of the common home remedies used to treat fever blisters. Make a paste of 2-3 cloves of garlic and apply it on the blisters. Wash it off after 15 minutes. The antibiotic property of garlic kills the bacteria and cures blisters.
Tea Tree Oil:
The antibacterial property of tea tree oil can efficiently treat fever blisters. Apply diluted tea tree oil on the affected area three times a day to get away with the blisters.
Cold compress can alleviate the pain and reduce the swelling associated with blisters. It also prevents its spread.
The calcium present in milk helps to fight against the virus that causes blisters. Milk also accelerates the healing process and cures blisters rapidly. Dab a cotton ball dipped in cold milk on the blisters for few minutes. Do it 2-3 times a day for the best results.
Aloe vera reduces the tingling sensation and irritation caused by blisters. The chemical present in aloe vera soothes the inflammation and cures the blisters.
Baking soda soothes and heals the fever blisters. It also alleviates the pain and discomfort. Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Apply it on the blisters, leave it for 10 minutes and rinse gently.
Onion gives quick relief from the blisters. The anti inflammatory property of onion heals the blisters effectively. Apply a paste of onion on the blisters and rinse off after few minutes.