12 Essential Oils for Cold Sores Ranked

If you’re in the market for a more natural alternative to pharmaceutical treatments, then you’ve probably come across essential oils for cold sores. Maybe you’ve been disappointed by pharmaceuticals and common over-the-counter cold sore treatments before and are looking for something that works better. Or maybe you heard your favorite

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Does Abreva work, or does it drag cold sores out?

Abreva. Probably the most marketed cold sore treatment ever. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the best selling, too. But if you feel a cold sore coming on, or are fighting a nasty outbreak right now, you don’t care about how much money GlaxoSmithKline are raking in from

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How Unlucky Are Recurring Cold Sore Sufferers?

I knew the herpes virus was everywhere and that the majority of people carry the virus. But I had no idea just how prevalent it was until recently. See, I came across a study performed by a dude named Herbert Kaufman (et al.). And what he and his group did

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Getting PTSD from Cold Sores

I’ll tell you, some cold sore “sufferers” just don’t know how good they have it. Like this one dude who posted on a forum how he was diagnosed with PTSD a short while after being infected with oral HSV-1. Which I could understand. After all, nothing in my life has

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Trigger A Cold Sore In 10 Minutes?

A forum reader quotes some other website (which I am in turn quoting…): “we have a theory that artificial sweeteners like Aspartame & Sucralose lower the body’s immunity to viruses VERY QUICKLY. We’ve also had reports that artificial sweeteners can trigger a herpes breakout […] within 10 minutes of consumption.

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Finding The Real Cold Sore Treatment In The Cocktail

Just when I thought I was done railing on hydrogen peroxide, I get pulled straight back in. I read the following comment on a forum (speaking about drinking 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide for the purpose of preventing cold sores): “I have tried that. And completed the “detox” protocol. I

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Einstein Puts The Hydrogen Peroxide For Cold Sores Myth To Bed

Follow up on my last post about hydrogen peroxide for the purpose of preventing cold sores. I mentioned that some people drink the stuff in order to “oxygenate the body”, because “hydrogen peroxide is like water but with an extra atom of oxygen” (their words, not mine). And apparently, all

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Injecting Hydrogen Peroxide To Stop Cold Sores

I’m constantly amazed at the lengths some people go to try and stop cold sores from coming back. Case in point, a poor sap who decided to receive a… shall we say “uncommon” intravenous treatment: “I came to the conclusion that oxygenating the infected tissues could very well be a

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