15 Effective Ways To Treat Herpes Outbreaks (#8 Is Kinda Cool!)

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7. Echinacea

This immune-boosting plant has powerful anti-viral compounds. All parts of this plant — the roots, leaves, and flowers — can be used to fight the herpes virus. You can consume Echinacea in tea form, supplements, or juice. Echinacea is best used when you first feel the pain or tingling that often happens just a day or two before the outbreak. Take Echinacea supplements according to direction, and apply the tea to the cold sore itself.


8. Cold Compress

Got a cold sore that it swollen and red? You can fix that with a simple cold compress. Apply a piece of ice wrapped in a piece of cotton cloth directly to the sore.. Hold the ice on the sore for 10 minutes. Repeat as often as needed for pain relief and to reduce swelling.


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9.  Whole Raw Milk

Whole raw milk is known to be an effective remedy for cold sores all over the body. Soak a cotton cloth in cold milk and apply it to the affected area for 15 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry. Raw milk contains monocarpic, a type of fat that kills viruses. Be sure to use raw, organic, unpasteurized, whole fat milk for best results.

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