Commonly known as a cold sore, cold sores occur in almost everyone. It results from the action of the herpes simplex virus. It presents sometimes painful lesions for a few days. The application of certain natural substances makes it possible to treat it.
Description of cold sores
The origin of cold sores is generally attributed to the factors that precede its appearance. It normally disappears after a few days, but complications can occur.
- Causes and factors of the appearance of the cold sore
the sore is actually caused by the herpes simplex virus. In most cases, this is simplex virus 1. This is permanently found in nerve cells. The immune system keeps it in an inactive state. It proliferates rapidly when the organism is weakened. It migrates to the lips from which it emerges on the skin.
The development of the virus occurs in the presence of certain factors. The pimple appears in cold seasons. It occurs in case of fatigue or fever. Women in periods of menstruation are subject to the affection. The same is true for individuals subject to physical or psychological stress.
The liquid that flows from the pimple carries the virus in large quantities. A hand or object in contact with the liquid easily transmits the infection.
The appearance of thegenital herpes is preceded by burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Redness appears on the skin of the mouth and turns into blisters. These secrete a colorless liquid which drains and then dries to harden into a crust.
Generally located around the lips, the blisters can also lodge inside the mouth. They can also form around the nostrils or the eye. Eye infection can cause blindness. If it reaches the brain, it causes encephalitis.
The body can neutralize the virus, not eliminate it. He thus remains on the lookout for triggering factors.
Natural remedies for cold sores
The natural care applied to the cold sore act against infection. They produce results within a few days.
Apple cider vinegar is used to treat any form of herpes. We preferably use an organic product. It does not undergo any preparation or transformation. It is applied raw, dabbing the area affected by herpes. We let it act without wiping it off. This treatment is to be repeated several times during the day and does not stop until recovery.
- Chamomile flower poultice
Chamomile is chosen for its anti-inflammatory, anti-infective and healing powers.
The poultice is made with 20 grams of dried flowers and lukewarm water. The flowers are chopped and then mixed with water to make a paste. This constitutes the poultice to be applied to cold sores several times a day.
Chamomile is not recommended during pregnancy. It has allergenic properties and is not suitable for asthmatics and other allergic people.