Also indexed as:Fever Blisters, Herpes Simplex 1
As soon as a cold sore appears, you’re ready for it to disappear. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Eat more high-lysine, and fewer high-arginine, foods
||A diet that is high in lysine (found in nonfat yogurt and other nonfat dairy) and low in arginine (found in nuts, peanuts, and chocolate) may help prevent or treat cold sores.
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