Treatments Received by E-Mail from Patients:
When you feel the itching
and/or burning, start taking an antacid such as Maalox or Mylanta by mouth
regulary. If you don't catch the blistering in time, break all blisters when
they form, and apply the antacid directly to the affected area. Keep the
affected area dry and apply rubbing alcohol to the area after showers or
exposure to moisture. Continue this regimen until the area is cleared up
(usually within one week).
I have found that using
the oil in a Vitamin E softgel cap will dry the sores up within 5-7 days. You
will need to insert a clean sharp pin into the softgel cap 3-4 times and
squeeze the oil out and apply to the infected area. Thought I would pass it
along. Works great on my children when they experience cold sores after
running a high fever.
I have found if you take
a cotton ball saturated with Listerine and hold it on your blisters it will
take them away. You may have to hold the cotton ball on the cold sores for
awhile. This treatment will sting.
Boron 3 mg per day can prevent
herpes flare-ups. Boron is available at health food stores.