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.