Here is a very novel approach to getting rid of cold sores (herpes)
First, before I tell you about this strange and possibly repulsive method, I must tell you that I have tried the recommended wholistic L-Lysine approach, but that seemed to aggravate it. Others are helped by it. It is also said that jello and gelatin products sometime exacerbate it, because they are rich in arginine (arginine supposidly makes Herpes worse...but I have not found that to be true.
I speak from experience because I contracted systemic herpes from a flu shot a doctor gave me. He may used a dirty needle or it may have been in the serum. So I battled Herpes for 20 years and finally cured it (Myself!!).
I tried everything, and I mean e v e r y t h i n g! Systemic herpes is not fun, that mean "all over" and I had to be hospitalized. In the hospital I was given gamma gobulinm and radiation treathemts, which didn't work and almost killed me and gave me a host of other problems, so don't go in that direction. I was finally cured of the herpes from a innoculation with my own urine. You can either apply it topically, or have your doctor inject it into you (filtered and sterilized first, of course, only holistic MD's and osteopaths will do this).
Your own urine is your perfect medicine for viruses and infections, because it contains all your own antibodies to cure you.
This cure might sound disgusting to you, but there is a lots of valid research (outside of the USA mostly) on this subject. Big Pharma here doesn't like urine therapy because it cures too many things (including kidney failure and chronic bacterial infections and cancers).
If you have just a little spot, just collect your midstream (not the beginning and not the end) and dab it on the area every hour until it goes away. If you are very brave, then gargle with it. Gargling will get at the root of it (herpes sits in the brain).
It is a complex subject and below are a lot of books about it.
Another "icky" cure you might not like is your own saliva. It too has antibodies. Chinese know all about this. And it is predicted, down the road, when Big Pharma discovers the true value of curative effects or these body fluids, the government will find a way to tax it.
Here is a list of books on Auto-Therapy (Urine Therapy)http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/104-8252565-4407939?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=urine+therapy