Twenty Years Of Frequent Cold Sores In One Nostril
Author: Becky M.
Word Count: 113
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10640-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I have suffered from cold sores in one nostril for the last 20 years with little relief from over-the-counter products.
Then I started applying a drop of Lavender essential oil 2 to 3 times at the very first sign of tingling. I have found that one application of Lavender essential oil applied immediately does stop the cold sore in its tracks.
Whenever I wait a day to apply the Lavender essential oil, it does take a bit longer to stop the cold sore. In such cases, I sometimes experience a minor flare a week later.
Now I just wish that I had not wasted years enduring thick cold-sore scabs that always lasted 10 to 14 days!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: herpes, labialis, simplex, zoster, zovirax, acyclovir.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."||Link|
|2.||"The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."||Link|
|3.||"The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."||Link|
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