About 90% of adults get oral herpes at some point in their lives. Here are the most effective home remedies to get rid of those unsightly and sometimes painful cold sores.
No one likes those annoying and painful blisters. As if that wasn't enough, they're also quite hard not to notice. But almost all of us have had one at some point when we were going through tough times, under a lot of stress, fatigued, or had a fever or weakened immune system.
But don't worry! We've put together a selection of home remedies and tips that'll make those annoying blisters a distant memory.
One thing you can do is use ice. It'll help reduce redness and slightly soften the scab.
Dairy is another great tool to have. For example, yoghurt and milk contain lysine which helps get rid of the virus.
Tea, garlic, and lemon are also very helpful. Just put a few drops of lemon, a garlic clove, or a teabag itself on the sore to reduce inflammation.
But, most importantly, you should be extra careful about hygiene. Make sure not to share your belongings and keep your hands clean.
Check the video above for a full visual rundown of what you can do!