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I Get Fever Blisters On The Underside Of My Nose

Author: Lindsay L.
Date: 06-01-2015
Views: 1,237
Word Count: 113
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10659-OR
Scientific Studies: 3

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I have been getting fever blisters (a.k.a. cold sores) on the underside of my nose, and they are often painful.

If I start using Melissa essential oil applied neat (undiluted) to the area as soon as I feel the tingle of an outbreak, the blister will never form. If I am too late, I still apply the oil neat, and the outbreak will be gone in a few days versus taking a few weeks without any essential oil applied.

Melissa essential oil also reduces discomfort and redness. Pretty soon I expect that the outbreaks will come less often, and I may be free of this unsightly embarrassment altogether. I will not be without Melissa!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: herpes, labialis, simplex, 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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