We’ve all experienced the annoyance of cold sores, those painful disgusting looking sores that pop up near and around your mouth. Cold sores are caused by the really nasty herpes simplex virus. There are 2 versions of the virus, Type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is what causes the sores that occur near your mouth and Type 2 is what causes sores in the genital area, otherwise known as herpes.
Cold sores usually last 10-14 days, but if you want to speed up the healing process than I have a few natural remedies for you that have been known to be effective in treating cold sores. Just a quick note; if your cold sore doesn’t seem to getting better and 14 days have passed, go directly to your doctor for advice on your course of action. Continue reading