Fever blisters often occur in clusters in and around the mouth, nose and chin. Classically, fever blisters occur when one is ill and the immune and defense mechanisms are weak; they are also known to occur due to undue stress.
Fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1).
The herpes simplex virus can cause serious illness in people having other health problems, whose immune mechanism is weak or are taking certain medicines which make the immune system weak.
Managing fever blisters is rather difficult given that the herpes simplex causes them. The HSV 1 remains latent in the body and can get active at any time causing blister outbreaks.
Nonetheless, some home remedies can help soothe and accelerate the healing of fever blisters. Certain foods and home remedies contain natural anti-viral properties which help treat and heal fever blisters quickly.
Natural Remedies For Fever Blisters On Nose
The following home remedies help battle the HSV 1 successfully and greatly reduce the presence of fever blisters.
- Lemon balm tea: It is soothing and helps heal blistered skin very quickly. Have about 2 to 3 glasses of the tea every day for a week. It helps perk up the defense mechanism and fights the virus effectively, thus getting rid of the blisters. Also, apply the lemon balm tea to the fever blisters; it soothes, cleanses and treats them externally.
- Ice: Apply an ice bag over the blisters several times through the day. Ice allays pain and discomfort significantly.
- Vitamin E: It is another very beneficial home remedy for fever blisters. Use a cotton swab to apply vitamin E oil to the blisters. This will help heal the blisters quickly. Vitamin E also prevents scarring which is very commonly associated with cold sores.
- Egg and yogurt: Blend together half an egg with 2 to 3 tablespoons of yogurt; use this blend as a mask all over the face. This mask is soothing and heals blisters. Keep the mask on for about half an hour, then rinse off with warm water. It will reduce redness, itching and pain appreciably. What’s more, make sure you consume an egg and a bowl of yogurt every day for about 2 to 3 weeks. Eggs as well as yogurt contain lysine, which is an essential nutrient required to impede and battle the virus successfully, as well as prevent the virus from becoming active.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is very essential to boost the functioning of the immune system. Thus, make sure you are consuming plenty of vitamin C rich foods such as cherries, tomatoes, papayas, guavas, bell peppers and limes. Vitamin C reinforces the immune system and fights off the virus efficiently, thus eliminating the fever blisters. You may also take a vitamin C supplement to expedite healing.
- Stress: Furthermore, there is a strong connection between stress and an increased possibility for developing cold sores. Thus, try to manage your stress well and make sure you are following at least one stress busting technique per day.