Dr. Oz said that 9 out of 10 of us are already infected with Herpes Simplex 1 (HSV-1), which is easily transmitted through kissing. Herpes Simplex Virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Herpes should not be confused with Cancer Sores, which are caused by trauma to your mouth.
Rita, Dr. Oz’s assistant of the day from Long Island, did a demonstration where she squeezed a pomegranate seed to show what it is like when a herpes blister pops and the virus spreads all over and gets inside of your mouth. Only 1/3 of people have symptoms when they have Herpes Simplex 1. Do you know how to tell the difference between canker sores and herpes blisters? Canker sores are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month (even on your gums you can get a canker sore). However, if you see a cold sore blister on the outside of your lips, on your skin or on the tip of your nose, this is likely herpes. The most dangerous is if you have herpes simplex virus on the tip of your nose, because then it is possible for you to get it into your eye which causes lots of problems.
Dr. Oz’s Home Remedies, Cures & Treatments for Herpes Simplex Virus 1:
1. Tea Bag
Steep a tea bag and put it into the refrigerator. Then apply the tea bag with local pressure over the area with the herpes to ease the pain. The tannins in the tea also help to dry out the herpes blister.
Live Culture Yogurt contains lysine, which has been scientifically proven to retard and slow down Herpes Simplex Virus 1. Yogurt is such a fabulous super-food… I hope everyone out there is eating it daily!