I’m about to go on a bit of a rant here, so gird your loins.
Let’s talk about homeopathy and how it will NEVER help you with your cold sore symptoms.
No ifs or buts about it.
But still, homeopathic products still sell like gangbusters.
It’s a little concerning to be honest.
See, the so called “science” of homeopathy was born in the early eighteen hundreds, a time when every and all diseases were thought to be caused by an imbalance of the 4 bodily humors, namely blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile.
Were talking about a time when bloodletting (bleeding people out when the had “too much blood”) was an accepted medical practice.
But the most ridiculous thing about homeopathic remedies is the fact that they don’t even contain any active ingredients.
In fact, it is claimed that the more diluted a molecule is, the more potent it is…
That’s like saying that the less salt you put in your burrito the saltier it will taste.
Make sense to you?
Now homeopathic treatments are categorized based on potencies. One of the most common potencies is labelled as 30C.
Here’s the kicker: if you do the math, you would have to give out 2 billion doses per second to 6 billion people for 4 billion years to deliver a single molecule to a single patient.
That’s how “potent” homeopathic products are.
Now, say you decide to give homeopathy a shot because your cold sores have gotten out of hand. Do you really think that those odds of putting a molecule of the cure in contact with the herpes virus are in your favour?
They’re not. I fact, you have infinitely better odds of winning the lottery.
But that’s not the worst part. The butt of the joke is that a 40 day supply of a popular homeopathic herpes kit from a company that-shall-not-be-named costs upwards of 150$…
And people still complain that a clinically, scientifically proven cream like Abreva costs too much.
Not I’m not to poop on anyone’s parade. If you do believe in homeopathy and have seen an improvement in your outbreaks with it, more power to you.
It’s without a doubt a placebo effect, but still, carry on.
On the other hand, I know I’m not about to drop 150 bucks per month on my freaking cold sores. Talk about giving them the power.
I’ll stick to eating right (which costs nothing since we all eat anyway) and buy the odd tube of docosanol on the rare occasion I do get an outbreak.
So if you’d rather go for homeopathy over real, scientifically proven treatments, DO NOT read read Cold Sore Control at the link below:
Because hey, apparently you have a whole lot more money to burn on “medicine” that has been outdated for over 200 years.
On the other hand, well, you know what to do.
Chris “the Cold Sore Killer” Mueller