A cold sore is an infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex, characterized by small bumps filled with liquid, on the lips and around the area and sometimes inside the mouth, on the gums. This infection is very common, but not always visible, because after being contacted, the virus will stay latent in the nerves, in the respective area.
Most of the people get infected since childhood, the symptoms being similar to pharyngitis. The sores can come later and this process is called reactivation. It can sometimes be triggered by stress, other disease and high exposure to sun or wind. The mouth herpes is contagious, being transmitted through direct contact with the lesions, contaminated objects (razors, cups, towels, cosmetics, bottles) or through the saliva. Once the herpes simplex virus gets inside the human body, the carrier will have it for life and there is no medication against it. A cold sore will not be transmissible through the air.
How to make a super-effective homemade antiseptic to get rid of a cold sore:
The marigold is a well-known plant for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, cutting by half the usual time required for a cold sore to disappear. This is how you can prepare a natural marigold cream in your kitchen:
• Wash and cut 20 marigold flowers, together with the leaves
• Mix the plant with 500 grams of fat (you can use any type of animal fat)
• Place the pot on the stove, in a low heat level
• Mix the contents with a wooden spoon for 20 minutes
• Reheat the mixture after 12 hours and get rid of any impurities
• Put everything in a jar and keep it in the fridge. Don’t use this cream of more than one year, because it will lose its benefits.
Although there is no need to see a doctor for a cold sore because you can get rid of it by using homemade remedies and you can keep it under control by informing yourself on how to avoid transmitting it to other persons, you should know that in some cases a special treatment is required: if the herpes is noticed in newborns and babies, if the pain is so big that you cannon hydrate yourself properly or if the cold sore comes with fever lasting more than a week.