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Cold Sore Under Control In A Day


Author: Katherine M.
Date: 04-08-2011
Views: 24,948
Word Count: 124
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 5748-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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When I get a virus, I always seem to get a matching cold sore... lucky me! I usually use a prescription cream but it takes a week to work. So this time, I tried my Young Living oils.

I woke up with a swollen lip and a large bump on my lips. I mixed equal parts of Peppermint oil, Lavender and jojoba oil. I then dipped the q-tip in it and dabbed it directly on the spot. It tingled a bit but I literally saw it decrease in size within 5 minutes! I would have never believed it would work that fast. I reapplied it about 3 times throughout the day and it was gone by the next morning.

No more prescription cream for me.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: fever blister, herpes virus, itchy, painful.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: herpes,cold-sores — "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
2.Associated topics: herpes — "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.Associated topics: herpes — "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

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