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Vanilla extract for cold sores

Herpes and Cold Sores

Which kind of cold sores doctors can cure? What precautions you have to take if you want to stop spreading this virus to others? Did anyone get rid of cold sores? These are some questions which normally come into that person’s mind who got to know- he/she is suffering from oral herpes. Cold sores is the another name of oral herpes. Oral herpes is also known as herpes labials. Herpes simplex virus is an infection which causes oral herpes, genital herpes, brain infection and chicken pox. Herpes also affects animals apart from humans. Herpes simplex virus is very contagious disease and it can pass from personal contact (skin to skin contact).

According to studies oral herpes is a very common condition in U.S. It is said that if you ever had fever blisters, you are more likely to have cold sores. You can get this infection from sharing personal items of an infected person, eating in same utensils, using same razors and through kiss. This virus enters into your body through small cut and mucus membranes. This virus stays dormant after the first infection in the nerve cells of your face for rest of you life.  This means that symptoms of this infection are not always present. But certain types of conditions can trigger the outbreaks. What are those see below

  • Fever
  • Menstruation
  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Weakened immune system

Symptoms of Herpes

  • Blisters or sores on the mouth, lips and gums
  • Burning sensation around the blisters
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Difficulty in swallowing and eating
  • Tingling or itching around the lips

There are so many ways (Medicines, antivirals, herpes eraser, vaccines) to treat this infection and by this you can cure this condition’s symptoms. But do you know that these ways not only expensive, but also full of side effects? I think no, that’s why some people are totally depending on those ways. Medicines, antivirals, herpes eraser, vaccines are those effective but not as much as natural treatments. If you use any of these you can get results but with results you can also get side effects. Side effects can make your condition from bad to worse. Have you use vanilla extract? I know this is used to make many tasty dishes but do you know that vanilla extract for cold sores is the perfect home remedy? No right? That’s why I have decided to share some beneficial points about vanilla extract for cold sores.

Vanilla extract for cold sores

vanilla extract for cold sores
Vanilla extract is a very common ingredient in every household.  We all use this to make bakery items but hardly anyone knows about its origin and source.  Vanilla plant is an herbaceous climbing vine which requires a supporting tree or anything for optimal growth. The most common form of vanilla is a vanilla extract. This is prepared by chopped vanilla beans in alcohol and water for about 48 hours.  The mixture of this stored for several months and then filtered. There are several varieties available in the market. This is an effective remedy because it has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This has anti-infectious properties which can heal the symptoms of cold sores. This extract is also used to reduce the pain and itching. If you use fake vanilla extract, it will not going to work. Take 100 percent pure vanilla extract and put some drops of this on cotton swab. Apply that cotton on your affected area of the skin and cover it well. You can repeat this method in very six hours to get its benefits.

I think this is enough for you to use vanilla extract for cold sores. I know that there are no studies present that can assure you that this is a very effective ingredient. But there are so many testimonials are present that shows vanilla extract for cold sores is the best and safe treatment option. However, keep one thing in your mind that cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus which is incurable. By this you can get rid of its outbreaks and symptoms. You just need to use pure vanilla extract and you are free from those annoying blisters of your face.

Apart from vanilla extract, there are many more ways to get rid of cold sores. Click here to get details about natural herpes remedies.