Since I have been a victim of this nasty virus I have searched for all kinds of remedies! The best...sounds crazy...BUT....at the first symptom place an ice cube to "cool" the temp! After that place a knife/spoon any metal thing that will holds cool temps in the freezer against the affected area. It freezes the the temp and starts the healing!
Essential Oil Recipe For Coldsores: 3 drops lemon balm, 2 drops tea tree, 3 drops lavender, 3 drops eucalyptus, 3-4 drops geranium, 3 drops Roman chamomile, 3 drops bergamot. Add to 1 oz of sweet almond oil if you have dried and cracked cold sores, or 2 oz. vodka for wet/ type cold sores to dry them out and heal them. Shake before each use.