Fever Blister Treatment


What is a Fever Blister?

There are many fever blister remedies that are easy to make or obtain. You can probably cure yours with things that you have within your home.

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What are the Causes of a Fever Blister?

There are a few possible causes of fever blisters:

• Kissing or hugging somebody that has the virus.

• If you have any cuts on your skin, it can be spread this way, too.

• Indirect contact is also a risk, such as using the same towels, toothbrushes or make-up of somebody who has a fever blister.

• Changes in your hormonal system.

• Those who are stressed are also at risk.


Fever Blister Treatment

You do not need to go out to buy fever blister medication, since there are a number of home remedies for fever blisters that you can try. You don’t need to spend much money on treatment for fever blisters.

Ice and Water

For the most simple treatment for fever blisters on lips, apply some ice to the affected area. Keep doing this every hour until the blister has lessened. Ice helps to sterilise the area and the temperature helps kill off the bacteria. Most people have both a freezer and some water, so this is probably the easiest fever blister treatment that you can find.

Vasiline

There are other items that are commonly found within the home that might be useful for you. Vasiline, for instance, serves as a barrier, if you cover the blister with a little bit of it. Doing this will prevent the bacteria from spreading after you have applied treatment, and it will also help prevent the area from becoming agitated any further.

Toothpaste

Toothpaste contains sodium lauryl sulphate, which is a cure for fever blisters. All you need to do is apply some on the spot, and continue doing so, until it heals. If you brush your teeth, you have toothpaste, so this is another easy option.

Egg, Yoghurt, honey and/or tea

To help soothe the blisters a little more, try mixing together an egg with a cup of yoghurt and then applying it as a facemask, especially if you add a little bit of honey. Elsewhere in your kitchen, you may also have some teabags. Make yourself some tea, and then apply the warm teabag to the spot for half an hour, and then repeat that several times throughout the day.

Garlic

If you cook, then you probably have some cloves of garlic around. Garlic is an antibiotic and will help kill the bacteria that is causing the blister. To use it, mash the cloves into a paste so that it’s easy to apply to the skin. Remember to wash it away, otherwise the smell will stick to you.

Over the Counter Treatments

Those are all good fever blister home remedies, but there are also some options that you can get over the counter. This is a little more expensive, but you’ll probably spend less time working on trying to make the blisters disappear.

One option that is made specifically as a form of fever blister treatment is Abreva, also known as docosanol. This is a medicine that studies have shown to have helped speed up the healing process of fever blisters by one day. It can also be a preventative measure if you apply it when the outbreak is in its earliest stages.

Many over the counter options for treating fever blisters, simply alleviate the discomfort that the blister can give you. For example, the outbreak can make your skin very dry and rough, and you may find this to be very irritating. To help alleviate this, there are products that soften the skin instead of drying it out. Look for things containing cocoa butter or petroleum.

Ibuprofen and other pain relievers are also useful to take, since they both help alleviate discomfort and they can help combat the bacteria. When it comes to fever blisters treatment, you can opt for either fever blister home remedies or you can try an over the counter option.


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