Cold Sore Remedies
Most everyone has had a fever blister at some time in their lives
but a lot of people don't know that it is the Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 (HSV-1), which causes cold Sores and fever blisters.
HSV-1 is not the same as a related strain, HSV-2, which causes outbreaks of genital herpes, although both are strains of the same
Conventional medicine, at the point of awareness it is now, states that once you have contracted an HSV strain, whether HSV-1 or HSV-2, it's with you
forever. A holistic practitioner doesn't usually hold that same view. In our view, the body can effectively eradicate any virus if the right anti-viral applications are
made and the immune system is strong. Even so, any information on natural herpes remedies here does not replace the need for medical evaluation and whatever medical treatment
you might deem necessary when addressing herpes outbreaks in your own life.
The life span of a cold sore - The first visible, outward sign of an oncoming herpes outbreak is a small bubble of a lesion that turns into
a blister over the course of about 24 hours. However, before the blister and even the bubble happen, there is a period called
"prodome". Usually, though there are no outward signs, a person feels a sort of tingling, itching sensation at the site before
the cold sore erupts. It is during this prodome period that the herpes outbreak can be most easily thwarted. By simply noticing the tingling sensation
or itching during prodome, which is your sign that a herpes outbreak is coming, and applying either natural or prescription medicines at that time, can
often ward off a full-blown herpes outbreak. Once a lesion actually forms, it usually has to run it's course so the best thing
is to learn how to head it off at the pass. The normal period from blister outbreak to healing is typically somewhere between 6 and 10 days.
Are there any natural deterrents for the herpes virus? Yes. Among the natural remedies that may provide relief from herpes outbreak, the best well-known is the amino acid Lysine.
Lysine is a specific for prevention of the cold sore virus, because Lysine has a specific effect on Arginine. Since Arginine levels are a proven trigger for herpes outbreaks,
the use of lysine works as a sort of deception. The herpes virus thinks it's hooking up with arginine but in fact, it's being tricked. This information courtesy of Herbal Remedies
Stages of a cold sore:
This info courtesy of ZenMed Skincare
Prodrome, the first phase or a cold sore outbreak:
During prodome, the outbreak area gets warm and painful; tingling is also associated with this first stage.
Macules, the second stage of a cold sore outbreak:
Area becomes red, which is the result of hypersensitivity or allergic reaction, occurring because of the cold sore virus
Papules, stage three of a cold sore outbreak:
At this point papules, which are small red bumps, form in the affected area. These bumps usually come with
a throbbing type of pain in the area as well.
Vesicles, the outbreak stage of the herpes simplex virus:
Here is when you begin to see the common sight of blisters and it is obvious that there is an outbreak.
The blisters are filled with fluid and colorless, and are called vesticles. Vesticles can be very painful.
Postules, stage 5 of a herpes outbreak:
At this stage a clear liquid becomes yellow and pus forms. At this stage, the herpes lesions are called postules.
Crust, Stage 6 of an outbreak, and healing begins.
A yellowish crust forms on the affected area.
Scab, phase 7 of an oral herpes outbreak:
Area becomes reddish and dry. Often, the area itches noticably at this point in the healing process.
Healing, phase 8 of the oral herpes outbreak:
The scab comes off, the area begins to look normal again, a sign that the strain of herpes virus that causes mouth sores is retreating
and going into hiding again.
ZENMED™ introduces this revolutionary new treatment for both Herpes Simplex 1 (oral) and Herpes Simplex 2 (genital). We have combined today's advanced technology with thousands of years of wisdom.
How and why these herbs work...
This formula is specifically designed to inhibit oral herpes (HSV1) and to relieve inflammation and pain that may occur with post herpetic neuralgia.This is referred to in Traditional Chinese medicine as eliminating toxic pathogens, clearing damp heat, cooling the blood and removing blood stasis.
Chinese Herbology is based on a concept of balance. The intricate energetic balance of the combination works in conjunction with the energetics of the patient using them. By combining herbs that interact together, we are able to create a formula that is safe and free of adverse reaction for 99% of the population.
Directions and Recommended Dosage...
AvaCare is designed to be taken as soon as the symptoms of the prodromal stage(click here for more information on the stages of cold sores) of the virus is detected, usually characterized by mild tingling, burning sensations as well as feeling of being run down, with possible low grade fever and muscle ache. This formula can also be taken regularly for those who suffer constant outbreaks for a period of 1 month at a time. It is recommended to take 6 pills a day for 8 weeks to combat this virus which forces it into dormancy. For the occasional outbreak take 9 pills immediately at tingling sensation of an eruption. Using Zenhance daily as a supplement is recommended.
Due to the bitter and cold thermal nature of AvaCare, it is not recommended to take AvaCare for an extended length of time. Viruses have been known to adapt to certain treatments if a formula is overused long term use of these herbs have been known to cause loose stools in those individuals who have a deficient spleen\stomach function.
Using AvaCare in combination with Zenhance is recommended for the start of your program. Zenhance is designed for daily intake to ensure your immune system stays strong to reduce the risk of repeated attacks of the Herpes Simplex virus.
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