This virus, known as Herpes Simplex and present in almost everyone's body, is the main cause of cold sores. The immune system fights this virus as it fights other viruses. Usually the immune system wins this fight, but if it does not, the virus gets stronger and herpes starts to form. Let's look at how you can get rid of this cold sore.

10 ways to get rid of cold sores

Let's take a look at what you can do at home to get rid of herpes

1- Apple cider vinegar

Due to its antiseptic properties, apple cider vinegar is good for cold sores. Pour apple cider vinegar on a cotton pad and gently rub it on the cold sore area. You can apply twice a day.

2- Ice 

Cold pressure relieves the pain and itching of the cold sore. Put ice cubes in a towel and press on the cold sore. Pull every five minutes.

3- Garlic

Garlic is one of the best applications because it accelerates the healing process of wounds. Crush a piece of garlic and apply it to the area with herpes. Wash after 5 to 10 minutes. In this way, swelling will also decrease. 

4- Black tea

Put a black tea bag on the cold sore and rub it with gentle movements. It will help relieve the pain and relieve the swelling.

5- Tea tree oil

You can apply tea tree oil, which helps reduce inflammation, twice a day with a cotton ball.

6- Tomato and aloe vera

For daily cleansing, you can cleanse and disinfect the lesion area with a few drops of tomato juice and then dry the infection with aloe vera.

7- Honey

Honey, which has antiviral properties, is an effective method to dry the infection on the lips. Mixing honey and vinegar to make a paste and applying it after mixing will provide you with a more intense effect.

8- Lemon and baking soda

Since it has an acidic structure, the mixture of acid and baking soda contributes to the rapid healing of the wound. You may experience some pain while applying, but it is useful to endure.

9- Milk

You can apply milk, which contributes greatly to the spread of cold sores, by pouring it on cotton.

10- Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil is a natural antiviral. Especially if the cold sore is new, it is possible to heal before the cold sore occurs.