7. Tea Bags
Tea contains tannic acid, an astringent that has antiviral properties and hence can be used to get rid of fever blisters quickly. Also, tea has many vitamins and antioxidants that will help heal the blisters.
- Place a tea bag (black or green tea) in one cup of boiling water for one minute.
- Remove the tea bag and allow it to cool.
- Now press the tea bag on the affected area for a few minutes.
- Repeat this five or six times a day for three to four days.
This remedy will give you instant relief from pain and discomfort.
Toothpaste contains ingredients like baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and menthol that can help dry out blisters quickly. Plus, it has sodium lauryl sulfate that can help reduce the size of the blisters in just one or two days.
- Apply a little bit of white toothpaste on the affected area. Leave it on overnight, or at least for two hours. Wash it off with a damp washcloth and then apply petroleum jelly. Follow this remedy once daily until the blisters heal completely.
- Mix one teaspoon of white toothpaste and one-half tablespoon of salt. Using a cotton swab, apply the paste on the fever blisters before going to bed. Leave it on overnight and rinse it off with lukewarm water the next morning. Repeat daily as needed.
Note: For treating fever blisters, only use white toothpaste. Do not use whitening, gel, or colored toothpastes.