Cold sores is usual disease that spreads throughout the human population very fast. This is a contagious disease and it’s probable that you got this virus from contact with a person who is suffering from it. Generally, people of European and North American origin have this kind of virus infection. Approximately 70% of the population of Australia suffer from this virus.


Ironically in this 20th generation where the assumption that nothing is impossible has been the mantra, we still haven’t found out the cure for this virus which has been agonizing our lips, eyelids, fingers for so many years. Researches are still being conducted in the United States of America where they had a partial success rate but cannot guarantee complete removal of the virus from human body.

Scientists found a link between HSV – 1 and Alzheimer’s disease way back in 1979. This virus may attack lipoproteins which may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. A type of facial paralysis called as Bell’s palsy has also been connected to the inhabitance of HSV – 1 virus and its reaction with the facial sensory nervous of the human organism. With these types of new and advanced research displaying the connections between the virus and other very horrible diseases it is recommended that people struggling with this virus take all required precautions to fend of this dreadful virus.

Many people choose expensive medications and ointments which might or might not cure the person temporarily but there are inexpensive and effective everyday household items which will provide essential help in curing the disease. Toothpaste is one such item which if applied correctly will give a cooling and numbing effect to the person.

Directions of applying toothpaste are as follows, washing the affected area first with antibacterial agent to sanitize it from germs and bacteria. You just need to follow these three steps which are: sanitizing, disinfecting and lastly applying toothpaste. If you are having difficulties in finding an effective antibacterial agent use those ointments which have alcohol in them.

After that, apply toothpaste over the affected area. Apply tolerant amount of toothpaste on the cold sore. Slightly press the applied toothpaste so that cold sore comes in contact with the toothpaste strongly. Let the paste stay for nearly three days and wash it away. For children it is best to contact a physician. After three days clean the affected area and blister should have disappeared by now. The affected area will form new skin and blisters will become crusts.

Toothpaste can be applied at any time when you experience irritation and itching at the affected area. Make sure that you don’t kiss you siblings or young children because toothpaste on your lip can cause their sensitive skin to burn slightly. Of course, if you have an active cold sore you have to avoid kissing anyone, anyway. Try to stay away from eating excessive junk food when you apply toothpaste. If you’re going through any side effects or excessive irritation, you need to consult your physician.

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