If you tend to suffer from annoying and painful facial cold sores on or around your lips or nose you have probably noticed that they tend to crop up just when you want to look your best. If you have been using over the counter creams to soothe and hasten healing or prescription antiviral cream you may have noticed that they don’t prevent another outbreak. So have you considered a natural remedy for cold sores?
Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by the Herpes Simplex 1 virus, one of 5 different types of Herpes viruses. Some people seem prone to numerous outbreaks while others rarely if even get them. Once you have the virus you have it for life and cold sores tend to flare up under certain conditions.