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03-05-2007, 09:33 PM
I have a questin pertaining to coldsores. My gf Has had 2 coldsores in the past month. She's been raw (about 90%) for 2 months. She said she hasn't had a coldsore for close to 2 years.
Can this be detox or a lack of certain mineral/vitamin? or both?
03-05-2007, 11:23 PM
it is one of the MOST common detox symptoms, as acid leaves the system through the mouth, rinsing with water is supposed to help a bit
I find the best thing is lots of rest and dry sauna and then shower after, with a good body scrub during the shower, get all the acid out of the system.
skin brushing works too
but definitely lots of water and dry sauna, then shower and scrub.
Victoria Buotenco writes in her book that cold sores in the mouth is the first sign of detox, and it is very common. It is caused by a temporary acid condition as the body throws waste into the blood. Nothing you can do about it.
Just be happy you´re body is healing!
03-06-2007, 07:59 AM
Both my guy and I developed cold sores during our first week of raw. We figured it was detox too.
03-06-2007, 09:01 AM
Tea Trea Oil, if applied right at the first signs of a cold sore (outside the mouth, like on the lip or around the mouth) -- heat, redness, itchy feeling -- will prevent the blisters from forming.
I halted a flare up and got rid of it in 24 hours; but I caught it early.
Eat carefully and clean it after you eat with diluted hydrogen peroxide, then reapply the oil(s).
Stay away from any citrus or acidic foods.
Don't touch it.
For internal sores, I think a good rinsing and gargling a few times a day with diluted hydrogen peroxide does some good and is inexpensive.
One drop or two of Grapefruit Seed Extract in water is a good rinse as well.
hypnocmt, thanks for those suggested combinations. I didn't know about lemon balm.
03-06-2007, 09:57 AM
I have used Hyland's for years. They make great stuff. When I feel a cold sore coming on, I use this and within hours the symptoms go. Their teething tablets are awesome too for little ones.
Natural relief for:
Cold Sores/Fever Blisters/Cracked Lips
Hyland's Cold Sores and Fever Blisters is a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of symptoms of cold sores and fever blisters due to cold or exposure. Working without contraindications or side effects, Hyland's Cold Sores and Fever Blisters stimulates your body's natural healing response to relieve symptoms. Hyland's Cold Sores and Fever Blisters is safe for adults and children and can be used in conjunction with other medications.
Indications for Use:
Relief of symptoms of cold sores, cracked lips and fever blisters due to common cold or exposure. Also useful in canker sores and mouth ulcers due to acid foods.
Borax 2X HPUS - relieves discomfort of fever blisters
Antimonium Crudum 3X HPUS - for cracks in the corners of mouth, scaly pustular eruptions with burning and itching
Baptisia Tinctoria 3X HPUS - for cracked and sore lips
Natrum Muriaticum 3X HPUS - for dry lips and corners or mouth; deep crack in m idle of lower lip
In a base of Lactose (milk sugar), NF.
Available in bottles of 100 quick dissolving tablets
03-06-2007, 10:10 AM
Thanks everyone. I'll pass along the info.
03-06-2007, 11:30 AM
Cold sores are a common feature of detoxification in those who are so predisposed. Since they are a sign that the body is using a pre-constructed tunnel (in most cases) through which to eliminate toxins, the best thing to do is put up with them. However, if one feels the need to suppress them, there are better ways than by using herbal or pharmaceutical remedies. I understand the desire to make them go away, because I had many cold sores during my transition, sometimes up to 4 at one time (which NEVER happened when I was cooked, btw). Most of the time I was able to just tolerate them but occasionally I did suppress them by icing. Just apply ice for a couple minutes (until it starts to get uncomfortable) to the area when you first feel it coming on. This causes the body to retain the wastes it is otherwise trying to eliminate, but at least no new toxins are introduced.
03-06-2007, 11:52 AM
A mouthwash made from sea salt and boiled myrrh gum will help with that; in fact, that is THE natural mouth rinse if you need to use one for anything. I use it daily. Also a metal tongue scraper 2-3x a day will help rid the mouth of acids and bacteria and such so that the sores may heal quicker.
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