New hypericum-based remedy for cold sores

With the arrival of autumn, the cold also begins to arrive. Low temperatures can bring some discomforts, such as respiratory diseases, lip and skin dryness and also the reappearance of cold sores . The virus can be reactivated by temperature variations, and it is not surprising that the incidence of the disease increases in the colder months. Typical symptoms include blisters in the corners of the mouth that burn and dry after a few days. The virus has a high infectious power, so that during the acute period of the disease, the person should not kiss or share objects where he put his mouth. 

Treatments for cold sores are usually based on topical creams and ointments based on antivirals, such as  acyclovir , valacyclovir, penciclovir or famciclovir. However, some health authorities do not believe in the curative power of acyclovir, and many people are resistant to this drug, making it difficult to treat the disease.

Recently a new drug was launched on the market for the treatment of cold sores. It is a combination of copper sulfate and  hypericum , a medicinal plant. In a randomized clinical trial, researchers compared the new formulation to acyclovir. The results were encouraging: the new medication was well tolerated by the patients, who had few adverse events. Furthermore, the hypericum + copper sulfate combination cured the symptoms of cold sores in just 1 application.

St. John’s wort is known for its disinfectant, antibacterial, antiviral and healing properties. Copper sulfate also has disinfectant properties. The combination proved to be effective in combating the disease and symptoms caused by the HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses. The great advantage of this new formulation is the rapid relief provided after the first application, with no need to repeat the dose. It’s important to talk to your doctor before using any medication, to check that you don’t have any intolerance to the components of the formula.

It is also important to avoid factors that trigger the reactivation of the virus, such as exposure to sunlight, excessive heat and cold, lack of sleep, unbalanced diet and, of course, contact with people with cold sores in the acute phase. Avoid kissing, sharing cutlery, cups, plates and objects that go into the mouth. With these tips, cold sores won’t catch you this fall.

Read more about the disease on our exclusive page:  Herpes Labialis .

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Jeanne Kenney
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