Herpes 101

Canker Sores – WholeHealth Chicago

Cold sores are not only unappealing, they are usually very painful and create a lot of discomfort. How can anything so small hurt so much? This moisturizing petroleum-free convenient Coldstick also heals cracked or chapped lips. It specifically does not contain Camphor because the WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION has stated that Camphor vapour is harmful to small children. Then, depending where it’s landed, and unable to kiss (or eat or smile), I mutter pearls of wisdom like, “Doctors can transplant a liver, but they can’t cure a canker sore.” This is all the more exasperating when you’re a doctor yourself. Super Lysine+ LipClear Coldstick Convenient and Quick Chapped Lip Relief. And although I can neither transplant your liver nor fully cure your canker sore, let me share with you what has worked for us.

Small, red-rimmed white or yellowish sores inside the mouth–on the tongue, gums, soft palate, or inside the lips or cheeks A tingling, burning, or itching sensation that precedes the appearance of canker sores Sharp pain when talking, eating, and drinking. If the actually have an outbreak, many double or triple the dosage to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms. Some alternative methods are claimed to be helpful in treating of the genital herpes. Sorry about that.” Irritation from certain foods, especially acidic, spicy, or salty items. Study Shows Super Lysine+ Dramatically Reduces Cold Sore Healing Time. Food allergies. Type 1 HSV is the most frequent one while type 2 is less common.

Deficiencies in vitamin D and in the amino acid lysine. So go ahead. Unlike other HAND SANITIZERS, 21st Century’s HAND SANITIZER has been made with moisturizing ingredients so that your hand does not become dry and chapped. If self-care and supplements fail to relieve the pain or frequency of canker sores, you can ask your doctor about amlexanox, a prescription oral paste developed specifically to ease canker sore pain and accelerate healing. Ingredients: L-Lysine, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Olive Oil, Yellow Beeswax, Golden Seal Extract (Hydrastis Canadensis), Propolis Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Cajeput Oil, Zinc Oxide, Tea Tree Oil, Gum Benzoin Tincture, Honey, Homeopathic Lithium Carbonate 3X. They may prescribe acyclovir, an antiviral compound used to treat herpes viral infections, because it’s been reported that canker sores may be triggered by a herpetic viral infection. The medication is taken four to five times daily for five to seven days.

A: Super Lysine+ cream is an OTC product, approved for use for cold sores. Some specialists also recommend using lysine rich food if you suffer from herpes. Presumably yeast (Candida albicans) infects the canker sores and prevents prompt healing. Again, you should discuss this therapy with your physician. Along with lysine, add echinacea, an immune system booster. This simple, yet efficient remedy won’t treat the blisters, but it will make it more difficult for the virus to thrive in the problem area. Also, if taken in a low dose (200 mg) every morning for three weeks a month, echinacea may also keep canker sores from forming.

Calendula tincture may also help. Try swishing the inside of your mouth with the calendula (1 tbsp. tincture in 4 oz warm water) three times a day. In addition to strengthening the immune system, vitamin C seems to help heal ulcerated mucous membranes in the mouth. Take vitamin C with flavonoids, natural compounds that enhance the vitamin’s effectiveness. From David Edelberg, M.D.at WholeHealth Chicago: Some of the supplements included here are meant to soothe canker sores. And since your immune system very likely plays a role in the eruption of canker sores, we’ve included several nutrients that help strengthen it.

How to Take the Supplements Start the lysine, echinacea, vitamin C and flavonoids. You can take all of them together in the doses recommended. The lysine supplies an amino acid that may be deficient when canker sores erupt, and the other supplements are immune-system boosters. Chewing the licorice wafers (the DGL form, not the candy) will coat the sores and help your body’s natural healing processes. Feel free to adjust the measurements in order to achieve the right consistency that you need. Important: We at WholeHealth Chicago strongly recommend that everyone take a high-potency multivitamin/mineral and well-balanced antioxidant complex every day. It may be necessary to adjust the dosages outlined below to account for your own daily vitamin regimen.

All of our supplement recommendations also assume you are eating a healthful diet. Be aware that certain cautions are associated with taking individual supplements, especially if you have other medical conditions and/or you’re taking medications. Key cautions are given in the listing below, but you need to see the WholeHealth Chicago Reference Library for a comprehensive discussion of each supplement’s cautions and drug/nutrient interactions.