Typically these occur on the lip. As soon as you notice one coming up, sometimes a peculiar taste and tenderness will appear before any swelling does, apply heat to the area. You may cut a hole the size of the fever blister in a heavy sheet of paper and heat it with a hair dryer. Or carefully heat a spoon on a curling iron.
Apply it as hot as you can tolerate it for a minute. The heat kills the virus and arrests the development of the sore. You can completely
eradicate your fever blisters especially if you catch it quick enough.
Did not work for me!
lt1pnyklr on 2004-09-28
I tried this and it did nothing. I even got a nice flat butter knife and put it onto a clothes iron to heat it up really good and nothing!
Appalled on 2005-04-11
You can not kill an internal virus with topical heat. That's like saying cure a cold by inhaling steam. It's impossible
You can't kill a virus
Andi on 2005-07-24
You can't kill a virus; you can only treat it. Heat really does make it worse. In some of my anatomy classes, I've been told that fever blisters are more common during the summer because of the heat and humidity in the air and/or because our diets usually change in the summer compared to what we eat during other seasons. So do not apply heat. The only thing you can really do for a fever blister is to rub salt on the blister while it's opened. It's going to sting somewhat, but it really does work. It helps to dry up the wound and it closes it faster; thus speeding up the healing time. Also, you can apply vinegar, ice, or rubbing alcohol on the sore. Alcohol sounds like torture, but that, too, dries up the sore. I hope these work.
lulu on 2005-10-02
ok this cant be true....i tried it and it didnt make the situation any better, if not worse plus, it hurt! salt really does work when trying to get rid of a cold sore
Don't think so
Corie on 2006-08-19
Ice works better. numbs it and relieves swelling. try not to pop the blister, it spreads the virus. if you have more than one in close area they can merge.
ETHER WORKS GREAT
JON on 2006-08-27
OR BUY CURASORE AT YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE
IT HAS ETHER & ALCOHOL IN IT KEEP IN YOUR FREEZER AND APPLY ABOUT 3 TIMES A DAY WHEN FIRST NOTICED IT WILL PROBABLY BE GONE BY THE 2ND DAY GOOD LUCK. ==I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DON'T USE IT ON SHINGLES UNLESS IT WOULD CURE THEM TOO FAST AND MAYBE DR'S WOULD LOSE MONEY
anon on 2006-08-28
I have found the cure for fever blisters
and wouldn't you know it, it was by accident. Its all natural. When you feel a blister coming on and we all can tell when that is, just put some of this liquid on it every hour for 8 hours and it will never get any larger and the next day it will almost be gone, just a small sensation left, no ugly blister that makes you look like you never take care of yourself. If you do not get to put this liquid on it during the first 8 hours it is harder to make it go away but its the best thing I have ever used.
Yaya on 2007-01-23
My grandmother God bless her, she told me to put the ashes of a ciagerettes, put them on your open blister it well heal with in the next 2 days, it works!!!!
Anon on 2007-01-23
I used to get a fever blister every summer. I started taking lysine twice a day all year long and I haven't had a fever blister in 2 summers. But I did just get one today and I was recently sick. So it worked for my summer blisters.
Pharm. D. on 2007-05-18
As a PharmD. I say use Curasore it works great with ether in it. May be taken off shelves soon so its been said in Va. But it works great most patients see results within 2-3 days. God Bless and Good Luck.
michelle on 2007-05-25
first you heat up the infected area as hot as you can tolerate. either with hot water or a hot spoon. this will kill the virus in the infected area usually on the mouth or lips. then pop part of the blister with a steralized needle or the tips of your fingers [wash your hands after and before] then apply a solution of stable alt that was ground up with the back of a spoon untill it turns into a powder. mis this with hydrogen peroxcide and apply it to your lip. leave it on there for about 20 minutes, packing salt on to the area. this might cause a burning sensation. after 20 minutes DO NOT wrinse or wipe off the solution. apply ice ontop if it to reduce swelling. apply the misture after about 10 minutes of ice then apply a dab of toothpaste over the are to help dry out the cold sore. repeate this a few times a day and it will be gone in noo time =]
Blisters are a pain
arta on 2007-07-17