Aloe vera is well known for its many healing properties, particular for skin irritations, burns and insect bits. Aloe vera is also one of the home remedies for cold sores which folks have been relying on for a long time now, and it is one which acts very rapidly. Applying aloe vera onto a cold sore works because it gets rid of redness and inflammation. Furthermore, it reduces the size of the cold sore so it’s less obtrusive and less noticeable while it’s clearing up.
You simply break off a small piece of leaf from an aloe vera plant and apply the juice directly onto your cold sore. Repeat this a few times a day. You can also use bottled aloe vera gel. Or another option is to drink medicinal strength aloe vera juice.
This form of treatment is particularly effective if you use it at the first sign of a cold sore, but will also help heal it later on, as well. It will start the healing process right away and keep the sore from emerging.