Cold sores are ugly and quite painful blister type sores that normally occur on the edge of the lip or nose. Cold sores are caused by a virus in the herpes family, and about 60% of all people carry it whether they know it or not. When you are infected, the invading virus will claim a nearby nerve fiber as its lifetime home. That virus family will create cold sores on the surface end of that same nerve every time.
Since the herpes virus cannot reproduce, it must force the nerve cells to become virus factories and create the offspring. This is similar to those alien parasites you see on the science fiction shows. The open cold sore would be painful enough, but it is even more so because the herpes virus creates the cold sore right on the end of your nerve. The pain is quite similar to a dentist hitting a tooth nerve. The herpes virus is an expert at hiding. When this tiny virus is not creating a cold sore, it hides deep in the nerve cells where it is not detectible by our immune system.
The root cause of cold sores, fever blisters, or oral herpes is an infestation of the herpes simplex virus. This parasite virus lives in your nerve cells and is usually dormant. Each time you get a cold sore, your immune system creates anti-bodies. These soldiers help keep the herpes virus prisoner in the nerve roots.
Keep in mind that your body knows how to cure cold sores (fever blisters or oral herpes) - and it will do so - without any help from you. Also, do not waste your time on bottled Aloe Vera. It just does not have the healing power. Get a live plant for home - they are available nearly anywhere.
Applying garlic oil or oregano oil helps chase away the virus. Also, be sure to cleanse the cold sore frequently with peroxide or alcohol. Cold sores, fever blisters and oral herpes are painful, unsightly and persistent. Understanding the enemy will help you to better cope with and defeat them.
The best solution, for your convenience and good health, might be taking an additional lysine supplement. It generally comes in 500 mg. capsules and is available nearly anywhere vitamins are sold. A cold sore cure is here for you. It could be as easy as taking a nutritional supplement and lysine on a daily basis, or it may be more complicated.