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Essential Oil Treatments for Cold Sores

Appearing as small blisters, cold sores usually develop around lips or mouth. They’re brought about by herpes simplex virus. After being infected with the virus, symptoms don’t appear immediately until outbreaks of small blisters appear later. They begin with some burning, itching or tingling around the mouth before sores full of fluid appear mostly on the lower edges of the lips.

Such essential oils as: Bergamot, Tea Tree, Lavender-High Altitude, Hyssop, Geranium and Myrrh can help particularly during the early stages of the condition through their antiviral and anti-inflammatory actions. Peppermint for instance has inhibitory activity against herpes simplex virus type one and two.