“Aargh, I’ve got another cold sore” is something I hear regularly in clinic, mostly because word has got out that I’ve had so much success in curing them, thanks to my all singing, all dancing box of tricks!
Cold sores are in fact the herpes virus (also in this family are chicken pox, shingles and mononucleosis), which can flare up in times of stress, a low immune system, hormonal changes, sunburn or a cold/flu.
Sufferers can generally ‘feel’ a cold sore (also known as fever blister) forming as they get a sensation of tingling in the spot where the blister will appear. A couple of days later, a raw open sore will appear, which will crust over. This blister may last a few days or even weeks and can cause real discomfort as well as making the person feel self-conscious.
As a viral infection, the use of antibiotics isn’t available and many people who come to me have tried all of the over the counter medications and found no long term relief.
Roll out the box of tricks!
Over the last few years, I’ve successfully helped a number of people who have suffered from cold sores for years. All of them are now cold sore free and remain amazed that within 3 months of treatment, the virus that has plagued them for years has gone.
Homeopathically, each of my patients are given an individualised bag of remedies to take to alleviate the symptoms they have. Typically these are remedies such as Rhus Tox, which is used for fever blisters around the mouth and Nat Mur a remedy for red inflamed skin and watery blisters.
Alongside this, each patient is given a combination of Homeobotanical remedies in a tincture to support the skin, immune system and anti-viral support.
Finally and most importantly, each patient is given a 3 month supply of Red Algae from Platinum. Red Algae, found in the 1970’s has been developed into a supplement which assists the body’s immune response and plays a major role in preventing the recurrence of viruses.
This supplement has been the big game changer in supporting patients with any form of viral condition. Even patients with colds and flu viruses have reported how quickly their symptoms are reduced from taking this medicinal supplement.
So that’s my three pronged approach to helping patients become cold sore free, often for the first time in years. Let me know if you’d like some help in becoming free from them too.