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

January 18, 2020

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.


  • Reply kazzanobba April 18, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Good info, thanks!

  • Reply jenjen4218 April 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    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.

  • Reply jenjen4218 June 5, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    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.

  • Reply rubymanko23 July 11, 2009 at 4:04 am

    *sniff*i hate colds agh choo!*chough*

  • Reply putthinan thongmak July 14, 2009 at 4:17 am

    dam I just eat chocolate :[

  • Reply Stephanie Gnammakou August 29, 2009 at 3:01 am

    I know me too
    but i got it on my skin ):
    above my lip..

  • Reply lesaubergines October 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    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.

  • Reply EasLosKing February 27, 2010 at 1:41 am

    thinking the same thing.

  • Reply Tianna Blanco April 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I take only 2 every day =EI

  • Reply takenbythesky June 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    cant hearyou

  • Reply beansemo July 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

    wtf this ain't no home remedy!

  • Reply Goodeus Maximus March 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    And herpes "zing!"

  • Reply Pamela R. Harms August 9, 2014 at 6:45 am

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

  • Reply adisam77 August 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    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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