The fever blisters or cold sores are caused by herpes virus type I. Generally, when the virus becomes active and fever blisters appear, they must take their course. This takes 7 to 10 days before they are gone. However, there are some home remedies that can help these heal faster, especially if applied at the first sign of a fever blister.
According to Health Care Clinic , put an ice cube on the cold sores can help you heal faster, and also prevents pain from spreading. Once you see a fever blister, you should apply ice within 24 hours and to leave the cube on the sore for at least an hour. Drinking cold liquids can also help reduce the pain, but does not necessarily shorten the life of the virus.
Aloe, either from a plant or gel is effective in reducing the life of a fever blister and prevent further growth. Aloe is most effective if applied at the beginning, when it first appears cold sores . Indeed, at the first sign of tingling, suggesting that a wound may occur, apply aloe gel in order to avoid the formation of blisters and accelerate the healing process.
According to Health Care Guide, studies in Germany indicate that lemon balm can be extremely helpful in curing fever blisters. If applied to the blister, preferably soon after it appears, you can shorten the healing time from 10 days to 5 days. Also, you can reduce the possibility of the appearance of new sores lemon balm applying yourself around the mouth and lips regularly.