Homeopathic remedies for cold sore

The term “cold sore” describes a group of blisters that form around the mouth and inside the nose. The sores can be irritating, unsightly, and very uncomfortable, but they are not dangerous. They are produced by a virus called herpes simplex. Most people have been exposed to the virus by the time they are five years old and build up a natural immunity so that they never produce cold sores.

The herpes simplex virus is related to the herpes virus that attacks the genital area. The latter is a sexually transmitted disease, and immunity to the cold sore virus does not mean that one is immune to genital herpes.

Herpes simplex virus type 1, or, less often, herpes simplex type 2 (the cause of genital herpes). The virus is spread from person to person by contact with fluid from a cold sore, saliva, contact with an item that has the germs on it, or sharing food or drinks with an infected person. The blisters and open sores can spread the virus until they heal.

Risk factor may trigger an outbreak of cold sores. Cold sores also recur for unknown reasons.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat cold sores but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to cure cold sores that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of cold sores:

Belladonna, Hepar Sulph, Fluoric Acid, Bufo Rana, Coffea, Mezarium, Cistus Can, Silicea, Thuja, Zincum Met, Antim Crude, Arsenic Album, Dulcamara and many other medicines.

 



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