I am one of those exceedingly lucky folks who doesn’t need any cold sores treatment, simply because I don’t get cold sores! If you’re one of the zillions of sufferers, I will make you hate me even more by telling you that I’ve never had a single one of the darned things … but before you throw rocks at me, consider this little tidbit that claims to cure cold sores. IF it works it’s a home cure to celebrate!
The most commonly recommended supplement to cure cold sores is lysine. It’s an essential amino acid and it’s also supposed to cure herpes outbreaks. Cold sores are, of course, a form of Herpes, but before anyone freaks, it’s not the genital Herpes strain, although they are kissing cousins, no pun intended.
Anyhow, somewhere I read and saved a supposed cold sore cure and I’m passing it along to some of you sufferers. The advice called for 2 minced garlic cloves that are covered by about one inch of olive oil. Allow this mixture to sit for a couple of weeks. Then when the evil and vicious cold sore appears, you’re ready with your counter attack: dip a Q-tip in this garlic mixture and really, seriously, rub it into the cold sore. Do this about three times per day. Supposedly, it might burn a bit – and I can imagine that it will because garlic in a sore doesn’t sound too comfy – but, supposedly this will not only get rid of the sore but will send it screaming into the night, never to return.
Will this cold sores treatment work? I don’t know and can’t test it out for obvious reasons. But it if does work it’s:
1) cheap, cheap, cheap
2) all natural
3) cannot have any possible side effects, beyond some stinging
If anyone out there tries this method to cure cold sores, please share with the rest of us.