What Are Fever Blisters?
Fever blisters, also known as cold sores, are blisters that grow around the mouth, lips, nose, and cheeks. They start off as blisters, but eventually they scab over and start to look a little yellow. If you have a fever blister, then it is highly possible that you got it from someone else. Fever blisters are contagious, and you should not share drinks or other objects that a person with fever blisters’ mouth has been on.
While there doesn’t really seem to be a way to avoid getting fever blisters or cold sores (besides avoiding people who have them), there are many ways that you can lower the pain, speed up the healing process, and make sure that they don’t spread. This article will give you home remedies on how to deal with fever blisters.
Home Remedies To Stop Fever Blisters
#1. Avoid Kissing
When you kiss someone with fever blisters, or if you have a fever blister and are kissing someone, then it is likely that whoever doesn’t already have a fever blister will get one.
Although it is dull when you can’t kiss someone, it is for the best. Having a fever blister isn’t very pleasant, and the last thing you want to do is give them to someone that you care about.
#2. Don’t Share
Don’t share anything that your mouth has been on. Don’t share food and drinks especially.
Usually sharing is a pretty good policy, you shouldn’t do it when you’re sick. Although you may not feel very sick, you still shouldn’t share.
#3. Wash Up
The best home remedy is to make sure that when you have a fever blister that you stay clean. Wash your hands often because you’ve probably touched your mouth, even if you don’t realize that you have. Wash your dishes as soon as you can find the time to do so after eating. Use hot water to wash your dishes to kill off any germs or bacteria that may be on them.
Home Remedies For Fever Blister Pain
#4. Treat the Fever
The ‘fever’ in ‘fever blisters’ isn’t just there to make it sounds worse. Not always, but sometimes, people get fevers along with these blisters. Some natural remedies to help the fever is to get plenty of bed rest. Take baths that aren’t too hot. You can also apply cold packs to various parts of your body. When you do this, make sure that the cold pack or ice is wrapped in some sort of cloth. Putting ice or cold packs directly on your skin for too long can cause nerve injuries.
Putting cold on your mouth is a good natural remedy that can also help to reduce the pain of your fever blister. Feel free to eat as many popsicles as you can without getting sick from it. The ice in the popsicles can help to numb the pain, at least temporarily, from your cold sore.
#6. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is great natural home remedy at moisturizing and reducing the pain in a fever blister. You can find Aloe Vera gel almost anywhere in bottles, or you can get the gel directly from the plant. Take a Q-tip and rub the gel on your cold sore. Do this at least once every day until the fever blister is gone.
Home Remedies To Speed Up Healing Fever Blisters
#7. Rubbing Alcohol
By using rubbing alcohol (at least 70%) you can help to dry out your fever blister, which will help it to heal faster.
Take a cotton ball in dip it in some rubbing alcohol. Rub the alcohol on your cold sore. Do this at least once everyday until your fever blister goes away.
#8. Vanilla Extract
Vanilla can help to reduce the pain of fever blister and help them heal faster than they would on their own.
Dip a cotton ball into some vanilla extract and rub it on your cold sore. Do this at least three times a day everyday. Do this until your cold sore goes away.
#9. Sea Salt
Using salt can also help to dry out and clean out fever blisters. Make sure your hands are clean and dry before you start. Take a little bit of sea salt and hold it onto your cold sore for at least half an hour. Once the time is up, let the salt sit on your sore for at least another ten minutes. When the time is up, rinse out the cold sore with cool water. Do this at least once a day until your fever blister is gone.
Hopefully these natural home remedies will be able to help you with all aspects of your fever blisters.