Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cold Sore or Herpes (Which one do you have?)

I always complain to DH every time I get the sores in my mouth. He always tells me isn't that herpes? Don't get me wrong he gets it too, but I get it more than him. Now Dr. Mercola had a video that will clear up the whole thing about cold sores and herpes.

Herpes simplex and herpes zoster are the two types of herpes infections. Herpes simplex affect two primary areas as either oral or genital herpes. Furthermore, it can be associated with clinical conditions such as; Bell's palsy, Multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

Oral herpes is commonly mistaken for canker or cold sores. Canker/cold sore are painful ulcerations that typically occur inside your mouth, inside your cheek, or sometimes even on your tongue. They are due to an autoimmune problem typically a reaction to chocolate, citrus, or wheat. Do not use herpes medicine if you have this. I recommend rinsing your mouth with salt water or better yet put the salt directly to the source. It works for me and the image below is what mine looks like. I kept telling DH that I been getting this things since I was in grades school. Now all the confusions has been clear.

Oral herpes blister can be found in your lips, outside your mouth. Just like the image below.

Herpes zoster is also called shingles and typically reactivation infection of the chickenpox virus. If you get the chickenpox, the virus may remain latent in your autonomic ganglia. It can reactivated later on in life by some of stressor, resulting in shingles, which is very painful skin condition that most seek medical treatment.

Natural therapies for herpes infections are; Lysine, Aloe Vera, Lemon Balm, Resveratrol, Garlic and Lactoferrin. And the newest treatment for this infection is under the sun, yes vitamin D. So, if you know someone just tell them to take some vitamin D or get the cheapest one, THE SUN. However, if you have the worst case of this infection you may want to consult your doctor.

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S-H-Y said...

Hello, I´m wondering what kind of medicine can have if you have that sore inside of the mouth. I would really appreciate if you can give me what kind of medicine because my mom is suffering this kind of desiase..

Nedekcir said...

From what I read German Chamomile extract is proven to cure it. However, if your mother sores recur she may have a condition such as celiac disease, Behcet's syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and squamous cell carcinoma. She have to check with the doctor about it.

Plus if she is allergic to ragweed and the kinds, she can't take German Chamomile extract either.

Cold/canker sores happens due to autoimmune problem as a reaction to chocolate, citrus, or wheat.

The Mayberry Sparrow said...

For a canker sore, take a couple of lysine tablets(an amino acid) daily until it's gone. You'll notice a difference the day after you take the first dose. NOTHING helps a canker sore like lysine. (and it's cheap!)
If my kids have a canker sore I grind up a lysine in their juice. Works like a charm.