Homeopathy is a safe and inexpensive way to promote the body's natural ability to heal. Each homeopathic remedy has specific documented effects upon the mind and body. The homeopathic medicines listed below are indicated for relief of cold sores and fever blisters that cause stinging, tingling, itching, and swelling of minor skin eruptions of the face or genitals.
The remedies are listed by their latin name followed by their common name and the author of the official materia medica from which the information on their indicated uses was derived.
Apis Mellifica: (Boericke's) (Honey Bee) A specific remedy that acts on cellular tissues to relieve edema of skin. Relieves tingling, sensitive, sore and burning of skin.
Arsenicum Album: (Boericke's) (Arsenious Acid) A powerful remedy on every organ and tissue. A great reliever for itching, burning, stinging and swelling of skin eruptions.
Borax: (Boericke's) (Borate of Sodium) A powerful influence on facial skin eruptions marked by redness and swelling of affected areas. Relieves symptoms which may be associated with herpes simplex virus. Relieves the itching and stinging of eruptions.
Capsicum Annuum: (Boericke's) (Cayenne Pepper) Most effective in relieving eruptions that occur on the lips which may be associated with herpes simplex virus.
Graphites: (Boericke's) (Black Lead) Provides relief from eruptions occurring in the genital area which may be associated with herpes simplex virus. Relieves burning and stinging of eruptions.
Mentha Piperita: (Boericke's) (Peppermint) Has marked action on the skin. Prevents sores from forming from every scratch.
Mezereum: (Boericke's) (Spurge Olive) A great remedy for skin symptoms. For relief of intolerable itching. For relief of skin ulcers with severe itching and burning. For relief of ulcerated skin eruptions.
Natrum Muriaticum: (Boericke's) ( Chloride of Sodium) For relief of great skin disturbances: fever blisters, internal soreness of nose, eruptions around mouth and vesicles on lips. Relieves dry and cracked corners of mouth. Relieves itching, burning and inflammation of skin eruptions. Clears crusty eruptions in bends of limbs, margin of scalp and behind ears.
Nux Vomica: (Boericke's) (Poison Nut) Relieves burning hot feeling of skin, especially on face.
Petroleum: (Boericke's) (Crude Rock-Oil) A great remedy for ulcerated, cracked, burning and itching in nose. For relief of nasal sores with scabs and discharge.
Ranunculus Bulbosus: (Boericke's) (Buttercup) Acts especially on skin. Relieves sensitivity to air and to touch. Relieves intense itching and burning. Greatly relieves shingles and bluish vesicles. Relieves blister-like eruptions in palms.
Rhus Toxicodendron: (Boericke's) (Poison Ivy) An effective remedy for ulcerated corners of mouth and fever-blisters around mouth and chin. For relief of red, swollen and intense itching of skin. Relieves burning eruptions with tendency to scale formation. A great skin remedy.