By most accounts, a fever blister is a not dangerous rash on the lips, which is accompanied by slight itching. This is only partly true. In fact, it is a viral disease with rash bubbles on skin and mucous membranes. This virus, like any other, affects the human cell and enters into his genetic apparatus. And each time a cell divides, the virus is transmitted together with other hereditary information. Now, according to the World Health Organization, almost every person on Earth is suffering with herpes simplex virus. But this does not mean that everybody is sick. One has it once a month, while another – one time a year, and third one does not suffer. But when the immune system dramatically decreases, the infection can become active. Herpes can be transmitted through kissing, airborne, through a common cup or unwashed hands. And after getting the virus remains in the nerve plexus spine for life.
Upon infection there are pain, body aches and fever, typical for a cold. There are swollen lymph nodes on the infected site. The fever on the lip is the final stage of infection. When the blisters have healed, the affected area is no longer infectious. For the prevention of herpes you should avoid hypothermia, physical and mental strain, and eat foods rich in protein and vitamins.
How to treat a fever blister
Now, unfortunately, there are no drugs that could cure herpes. But its manifestations can be overcome. However, the infection can be treated with medication, and it is possible to treat herpes with folk remedies.
Before you treat herpes at home, look for sheet of uncoated white paper. Make a cone, put on a clean plate and put in a bath or enamel sink – it is necessary for fire safety, since the cone should be burned. Light the paper from the top of the cone and when it will be burnt in half – put it into water. You will see a gum resin on the surface. This is the balm that you need to take with your finger and spread on the affected area of the skin. The medicine will help to reduce the duration of treatment and frequency of herpes lesions. But if you carry out this procedure in the initial phase of the disease, the blisters will not appear at all.
You can treat herpes on your lip up to its active phase. It is recommended 2-3 times a day to lubricate the affected area with earwax. Moreover, it should be thoroughly rubbed into the sore spots. You can treat it even on the body and the nose. After 2-3 such procedures the disease begins to recede.
Sufferers may use sprigs of raspberries. Cut sprigs, rinse with boiled water, cut into 2 centimeter pieces and chew in the mouth. The resulting mush apply to the affected area of the skin. In the raspberry bushes there are polyphenolic substances that inhibit the herpes virus. You can use the juice of Kalanchoe.
Once you have a fever blister on the lip, you need to take a head of garlic, crush it, put in a cheesecloth mush and rub the sores. Burning should arise. Then dilute cider vinegar and honey in a ratio of one to one, mix and smear blisters twice daily.
In addition, you can smear herpes with the ointment, containing zinc for skin decontamination. Treatment can be accelerated by special adhesives, they are invisible and hide the wound site.
You can use a cotton swab dipped in a solution of salt (teaspoon of salt in a glass of water) or apply a compress with infusion of chamomile or calendula. If you are not allergic, aromatic oils of bergamot, eucalyptus mixed with olive oil also can help.
Use green tea in bags, propolis and aloe.
Take the B vitamins, especially B6 and B12, as well as foods rich in zinc and selenium: fish and meat, wheat germ, sunflower seeds and melon, nuts, seafood and eggs.
Eat more vegetables!
The beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, ascorbic acid, zinc, contained in the beets stimulate the protective function of the body. You can do the following medication. Squeeze the juice of beet tops, two carrots, apples and a bunch of parsley. And drink the resulting liquid in small portions throughout the day. This will help to improve the immune system and the body’s resistance to viruses. Herpes virus can be passed from parent to a child. The rash can appear sometimes, but it is worth remembering that the infection is not only on the surface of the body, but also affects the body from the inside. Therefore, it is important to continually improve and maintain the baby’s immune system in various ways. How to treat a fever blister in children – consult the doctor.