Over the years I’ve tried a lot to combat my cold sores on two fronts: trying to prevent them from appearing in the first place and if they did, trying to get rid of the as fast as possible.
This seems to help:
- Take lysine every day. I take a heaped teaspoon every morning on an empty stomach. Lysine has to compete with other protein for absorption so taking it on an empty stomach ensures that most of it is being absorbed. Don’t take lysine at night: it keeps me up.
- Taking coconut oil every day. Coconut oil is good for a lot of things, among which is my thyroid. It also helps the body combat the virus that is responsible for cold sores. I use coconut oil in all my cooking. If coconut oil gives you nausea then take it together with butter (50-50).
- If you have cold sores a lot, you can start applying coconut oil to the place where it usually surfaces both in the morning and at night.
- Vitamin D. Low vitamin D lowers your resistance against all pathogens.
- Vitamin A as retinol. The virus that is responsible for cold sores definitely doesn’t like you to be sufficient in retinol.
- Zinc, because it helps make vitA and vitD work, but also: zinc kills pathogens on contact.
- Not eating wheat which lowers all aspects of my health
When it’s there:
- Keep doing all the things above and up the lysine and coconut oil.
- Apply coconut oil on it every hour or more often if you like. This keeps it from growing. If it’s already big, it keeps it from forming blisters. If there is already a blister it keeps it from breaking and oozing. If there’s already deep wounds it keeps them from hurting (!) and makes them heal really fast.
The very last thing I added was the coconut oil and it definitely is the best of them all. So if you’re going to try anything, start with trying the coconut oil internally and externally. Also, read the earthclinic link below.