If you don’t know how to get rid of a fever blister, read our article. A fever blister can be defined as a specific skin condition caused by HSV infection (Herpes simplex virus). Precisely, two types of HSV are known: HSV1 and HSV2. Herpes simplex virus 1 causes cold sores and fever blisters. Herpes simplex virus 2 is also known as genital herpes. Many people have some of these two types of virus. Let us see what you can do to get rid of fever blisters.
How to Get Rid of a Fever Blister Fast
• Fever blisters can be quite painful, as well as contagious. They usually affect mouth, lips, nose, chin and cheeks.
These blisters can look very bad, especially if there are more of them on your face. When you get infected with HSV 1, you will start having a burning feeling within the affected area. In a couple of days, fever blisters will appear on your face. They will form crusts and heal within two weeks. However, you can do something to make the healing process shorter.
• It is important that you do something as soon as you feel tingling around your mouth or nose. If you react in time, you can make the fever blisters subside in very short time.
• You can use some toothpaste and salt. Salt will dry out all the moisture from your skin, and toothpaste will keep the salt on the blisters. This should be done before going to sleep. First you have to clean the affected area of your face and apply this mixture. Leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning.
• You have to keep the face clean. Use alcohol or hydrogen to disinfect the skin. It is OK to do this a few times a day. Of course, you have to use clean cotton every time you clean the blisters.
• You can also use clod and hot compresses. This way, you will reduce the pain as well as itchiness. After you have done with compresses, you have to dry the skin. Remember, you have to dry out the blisters.
• Petroleum jelly is another home remedy for blisters. Take some petroleum jelly and spread it over the blisters. After this, you should clean the blisters with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol.
• Your diet is very important! If you eat healthy foods, you will have more chances to recover in very short time. You can consume foods that are rich in B vitamin, such as yogurt, buttermilk, etc. You should avoid spicy foods, citrus fruits etc.
• There are numerous antiviral creams you can use. However, before you start using any of these, you have to talk to your doctor. Do not use any creams or medications without your doctor’s knowledge. Keep in mind that HSV1 can spread very fast. Fever blisters are highly contagious, so you should not be kissing anyone if you have blisters on your mouth. Do not share drinking glasses, eating utensils and drinking bottles.