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What is cold sore?
Cold sore is chronic recurrent viral infection with a typical presentation on skin or mucous membrane. Lesions consist of single or multiple groups of small vesicles filled with fluid on slightly raised red bases which ulcerate.

What can I do to prevent cold sore from coming back?
Keep up your immune system so the herpes simplex virus can stay dormant.

What are some triggers for cold sore?
Sunlight, high arginine diet, fever, infections, physical or emotional stress, trauma to the skin, sexual stimulation, immunosuppression.

What are natural remedies for cold sore?
Avoid: high arginine foods (chocolate, nuts and seeds, coconut, gelatin, buckwheat), during acute attack, avoid chickpeas, lentils, wheat, oat, barley, eggplant, tomatoes, squash, spicy foods, fried, fatty, rich salty foods, alcohol.
Supplements: Vit B3, B5, Vit C, Zinc, L-lysine, Bioflavonoids
Hydrotherapy: ice to decrease pain & duration of outbreak, cool compress with hydrastis tea, baking soda compress
Botanicals: Melissa, Urtica, Hydrastis, Echinacea, Berberis, Mentha
Homeopathy: Arsenicum, Borax, Carbo Veg, Cal Carb, Hepar Sulph, Nat Mur, Rhus tox, Silica
Plenty of Rest
Avoid sunlight
Boost immune system with bone broth

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