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Can Vitamin E help on fever blisters?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
In my experience, Carmex irritates my cold sores. The menthol is supposed to dry it out, but I think it just makes mine mad. You will have to experiment and find what will work for yours.
Vitamin E oil can be soothing, or I use a product called LipClear. It has the amino acid lysine in it which helps.
Trust me from my own experience: whatever you do, don't use Anbesol on a fever blister. Sure, after I quit screaming my lip was numb for a while, but it wasn't worth it.
Also, if you get cold sores, nuts are the worst thing you can eat because they are high in arginine which the virus needs to reproduce.
- Anonymous5 years ago
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Vitamin C Take 200-500 mg. of vitamin C along with 200-500 mg. of citrus bioflavonoids three times a day. This remedy will greatly reduce the duration of the sores. Vitamin E, applied topically, will provide pain relief. Yogurt Eating plain yogurt (with acidophilus) with live cultures is a good preventive measure. Heat-treated yogurt won't work. People who have added yogurt to their daily diet have discovered that they don't get cold sores, or very few. Yogurt seems to stimulate the immune system. Zinc Using zinc has been reported to reduce the duration of cold sores. Applied topically, it speeds healing. Zinc tablets may also help, but don't take more than 15 mg for more than a week or so without medical supervision. Take up to 60 mg a day for the first week. Aloe When the tingling starts, try rubbing juice from an aloe plant on the affected area. If you are traveling, take a bottle of aloe gel with you just in case a sore begins. This remedy is especially effective if used at the first sign of a cold sore, but will also stop it later on, too, and will begin the healing process immediately and keep the sore from "blossoming." Cornstarch Apply a cornstarch paste. DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) Dab it on the sores twice daily with your fingers or a cotton ball. It stops the growth of the virus by penetrating right to the center of the herpes infection. Mint A topical application of an extract of the mint family herb Melissa officinalis will speed healing of the sore, often within five days. Tea Steep an ordinary tea bag (preferably Earl Grey) in boiling water for a few minutes; cool; then apply to lesions. Within four or five days the lesions should crust over and disappear. Vaseline Vaseline will help ease cracking and dryness.
- martinmaginiLv 61 decade ago
The best thing I have ever used for fever blisters and cold sores is Lactinex pills. Ask your pharmacist. You don't need a prescription, but they keep them in the refrigerator.
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- Anonymous6 years ago
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- debbie2243Lv 71 decade ago
fever blisters is a virus...herpes simplex #2....very contagious..do not let anyone kiss you or drink after you. open the vit E and rub on blister..it will help with the scar.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I don't know, but my special man vitamin works great for my wife's
- 1 decade ago
it should. the best thing you should do is get 2 tubes of carmax. one for now then one after its gone. If you use carmax you wont get cold sores. also if you feel like youre about to get one dont go in the sun . also if you cut back on chocolate, coke and coffee you wont get them as much . carmax is about $1.29.Source(s): personal experience