Oral herpes is commonly referred to as “cold sores” and “fever blisters.” While symptoms of oral herpes most commonly appear on or around the lips, oral herpes is not always limited to this area. For some, symptoms may appear between the upper lip, on or inside the nose, or on the chin or cheek. In these instances, herpes is referred to as oral-facial herpes. You have most likely seen someone experiencing an oral herpes outbreak before.
Oral herpes is transmitted through direct contact between the contagious area and broken skin (a cut or break) and mucous membrane tissue (such as the mouth or genitals). Herpes can also be transmitted when there are no symptoms present. There are several days throughout the year when the virus reactivates yet causes no symptoms (called asymptomatic shedding, viral shedding, or asymptomatic reactivation).
Once you get infected, the virus remains in the body, hidden in the nerves near your nose and mouth, and it only appears when the immune system weakens.
Combine 3 crushed garlic cloves and 100 mg of honey into a thick paste. Apply it on the infected area.
You can also use a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide or pumpkin oil to heal the sores. Pumpkin oil is available in every healthy food store. Lentil flour has also proven to be efficient in the treatment of the skin sores. Shortly cook 2 glasses of hot water and a tablespoon of flour and apply the remedy on the affected area.
Baking soda is great home remedy, and when combined with salt it is even more powerful. Mix equal parts of salt and baking soda (about 1 tablespoon) and add just enough water to get a thick paste. Apply it on your sores several times a day.
For optimal results use all-natural remedies, such as aloe vera, mint and propolis, and you should soon see some improvement.