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Cold sores are painful and they tend to cause pain while eating and drinking. Fortunately, you need not be at the mercy of this agonizing virus. By changing your dietary habits, controlling stress and using sun screen lotion one can control this virus with ease. These measures only stop this virus from getting triggered.
There are over the counter medications which can help you in speed recovery. Medications or ointments which contain Zinc oxide help in fast recovery (do take your doctor's advice). DMSO also helps you in eradicating the herpes simplex virus to a certain extent.
Another important ingredient which has the potential and property to kill the virus from outside is DMSO. DMSO has the unique ability to penetrate the cells of the virus. Herpes simplex virus is anaerobic in nature which means that it cannot survive in the presence of oxygen.
DMSO has oxygen present in it and it kills the virus cells instantly when it comes into contact with DMSO. Proper application of DMSO can kill the virus cells thus stopping them from replicating.
More than these tips it is your nutritionist who can give you better advice. These are some of the tips which have been implemented by cold sore patients. Changing food habits is one of the most difficult transitions for a human being. Change at least one meal a day to a healthy and nutritious food. Implement this practice for one month and after one month try changing another meal. Within three months you will be noticing visible changes and be used to the routine.
If you are accustomed to eating junk food stop it immediately. Try avoiding cola, soft drinks, chips, cookies, fries, etc. Replace this junk food habit to something much healthier. There are recipes and recipe cook books available online which guide you about healthy cooking. Remember the ingredients which you use can also increase acidity so it is good if you can cook or buy food which have low amount of acidity.
Avoid freezing foods for a prolonged duration as freezing kills important nutrients. Make sure that you follow the healthy food habit regime rather than imposing your choices on others. Serve your family members with healthy food in small quantities. Try avoiding those foods which have artificial sweeteners and preservatives.
If you are dining at other people houses make sure that you eat healthy food and avoid allergic foods. Try avoiding any debates about food and soon people will be attracted to your diet plan.
There are certain restaurants that are flexible regarding customer dietary needs. Make sure you opt for those restaurants. Don't deny yourself foods that you love, instead reward yourself now and again.
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