14 Effective Remedies To Help You Treat Fever Blisters At Home

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, or melissa officinalis, has shown antibacterial properties in many resistant bacteria. Further studies suggest that this herbaceous perennial native to West Asia, North Africa, and European countries can exhibit antiviral action and inhibit the synthesis of protein against type 1 of herpes simplex infection or HSV-1. It exerts its antiviral capabilities by speeding the process of healing fever blisters and minimizing its symptoms’ severity when topically applied on cold sores.

One study where 34 adults suffering from recurrent infections of herpes simplex were required to apply lemon balm four times a day showed over sixty-four percent positive response to the treatment. Over fifty-eight percent of the participants had either one or none of the cold sores after the second day. Overall, the study’s outcome showed a significantly reduced healing period, curbed infection spread, and immediate effect on the common symptoms. 

To use lemon balm, apply the ointment, cream, or topical solution to the areas affected by cold sores several times a day until the blisters have cleared up. You can also use cotton balls diluted with its essential oils by holding them down on the fever blisters for a couple of minutes.