Alternative Medicines for Common Ailments : How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore With Home Remedies


Hi, my name is Doctor Kim Makoi. I’m a holistic
chiropractor in San Francisco, California, and this is how to get rid of a cold sore
using home remedies. The most effective home remedy for getting rid of a cold sore is a
supplement called L-lysine. It’s an amino acid that’s very helpful in fighting viral
infections. Most of the research with L-lysine shows that the therapeutic dose for getting
rid of a cold sore is actually five to seven grams a day while the cold sore is active.
So, most L-lysine comes in 500 milligram capsules. The one we use here comes in 1000 milligram
capsules. So to get the five to seven grams a day, you’re talking about five to seven
capsules, or, with most of the ones out there, it’s ten to fourteen, so you’re basically
looking at a handful. And that’s why most people are not taking enough to get the therapeutic
dose. You also want to avoid foods with a low lysine to arginine ratio while you have
a cold sore. And the worst offenders there are chocolate and peanuts. So, avoiding those
while you have a cold sore are going to be helpful. And that is how you get rid of a
cold sore using home remedies.

15 thoughts on “Alternative Medicines for Common Ailments : How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore With Home Remedies

  1. L-Lysine works amazingly for my coldsores. I only take one 500 mg capsule every or everyother day, and get no outbreaks. 5-7 grams seems insane to me.

  2. L-Lysine is a dietary supplement and an essential amino acid. This means our body cannot make it on its own. Since it's something that our body needs naturally (it's found in legumes for example), we cannot become dependant on it because our bodies already are to a small degree.

  3. I'm not sure, but I think taking the 5-7 gram dosage, like this video says, is meant to be taken only when you have an outbreak.

  4. this is great advice, it makes sense that while you have a cold sore, not to eat stuff that has low abilities to fight viruses…thanks so much!..and ps to all you people out there who get cold sores….you are not alone..tons of ppl get them…and allthough there is a stigma attached to them, they do not in anyway take away from your character, or change your value as a human being…don't let ANYONE make you feel bad, it is very, very commen, and you can get it a million ways…peace guys!

  5. The great news here! You are able to stop fever blisters yourself by using organic method in only 3 days.

  6. Lovely Video clip! Forgive me for chiming in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you thought about – Jericho Super Cold Sore Equalizer (search on google)? Ive heard some great things about it and my buddy finally kissed good bye to the cold sore irratation with it.

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