Treat Cold Sores Fast

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If you have eczema on your face, you can develop cold sores caused by eating almonds, sweet fruit and sunflower seeds.  The sun may be a little culprit too.  In this article, let me show you how to treat cold sores fast using 3 things;

  • White French Argiletz Clay
  • Aloe Vera Drinking Gel
  • Aloe Vera Lip Balm


How I Beat Cold Sores

During my 15-year eczema battle, I developed cold sores all over the right side of my face. In the beginning when I didn’t know how to treat them, I scratched my face and they spread.  Then someone introduced me to Forever Living Aloe Drinking Gel..  

I would get 2 bottles of Aloe Drinking Gel.


Take 60ml (2 ounces) three times a day before each meal.

Externally, I made a thick creamy paste  with white French Argiletz clay, a little water and one tablespoon of olive oil.  I would mix it with a plastic spoon until the lumps disappeared and a thick creamy yoghurt-like paste formed.

Then that evening, I would apply the white clay to my face.  Let it dry, then rinse off after 10-15 minutes.  The clay was very soothing to the touch and dried out the sores.  I did this every day for a week.

The good thing about white Argiletz clay is that it is specially suited to delicate skin.  It is gentle enough for babies!

Use Lip Balm If Your Cold Sores Are On Your Mouth

Forever Living Lip Balm contains  allantoin and also aloe barbensis extract.  These ingredients are well known to fight inflammation and keep your lips moisturised but not wet.

Foods To Eat If You Have Cold Sores

You should eat chicken, eggs or oily fish like sardines, trout, herring or salmon.  Why?  Because animal protein contains the essential amino acid Lysine which is especially good for strengthening your immune system.  So eat fish, chicken or eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner to prevent cold sores and also to shorten the lifespan of the cold sore.

Protein also helps in repairing your skin from the scars you may get from having cold sores. Lysine in the animal protein, helps build collagen in your skin so you still look beautiful or handsome even after having plenty of cold sore outbreaks each summer.

Vegetables like kale, parsley, and coriander are also helpful in keeping your skin toned.

Drinking Aloe Vera juice is brilliant for shortening the lifespan of cold sores.  In the beginning, I used to have cold sores on my face for 3 weeks.  But by drinking the aloe juice, my cold sores only lasted for 3 days.  Fast forward to 2021 and I don’t have cold sores anymore due to my really clean diet.

Foods To Avoid

Sweet fruit like citrus fruit, pineapple, etc, cause inflammation and should be avoided while having a cold sore outbreak.  You also should lessen your consumption of sunflower seeds and almonds as they contain large amounts of arginine. Another amino acid that can cause an outbreak of cold sores on your face.


Drinking Aloe Vera Juice

Start with a small dose – 1 ounce (30ml) morning and evening before food.

Then after 3 days, up your dose to 2 ounces in the morning and 2 ounces in the evening.  See how you get on.

Personally, I really like Aloe Vera Drinking gel and drink 1 full glass a day when I am having an outbreak.  However, because Aloe Drinking gel is a laxative, I would advise you DO NOT COPY ME.  I am used to handling large amounts of Aloe vera juice and actually like getting a natural colon cleanse at the same time.

A clean colon means great skin!

Though there are several flavours, I choose Forever’s 99% Aloe Vera Drinking Gel.  A slightly bitter taste, but fast-acting.

Forever Living brand of products are contain patented active aloe vera.  That means the aloe acts as if it is fresh from the plant.  The Forever company owns its own farms and harvest the plants by hand.  The mature leaves of the plant are also hand-filleted.

No pesticides or herbicides are used while the plants are growing so you know that this brand is truly organic.  Look on my online store to;

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You can also get the White Argiletz Clay at Amazon by clicking here

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16 thoughts on “Treat Cold Sores Fast

  1. Bill says:

    I didn’t realize aloe vera would help a cold sore, but I do know my brother was a real bad alcoholic and he had not a lining one in his stomach.

    He could drink the aloe vera drink and Joe you’re talking about and go on his normal life for that day drunk of course but still feeling better.

    I do have a question I do know herpes shows up as a cold sore will this stuff help that cold sore is created by herpes?

    Thank you for this very useful article,

    Bill Wright

    • Stella says:

      I’ve used Aloe vera juice for cold sores and now don’t get them anymore.  Aloe vera juice by Forever Living, will reduce the time the cold sore takes to heal.  I went from 3 weeks, to 3 days and now – no cold sores at all.

  2. Ann says:

    Of these three options you mentioned, I have only tried aloe vera drinking gel. And the results were really good. But I haven’t tried the forever brand. I have heard good comments about it, so I am more than eager to give it a try. I am planning to buy several things we need in the house on Amazon this evening, so I’ll include aloe vera gel in my list.

    • Stella says:

      Hi Ann, I have tried other aloe vera brands, but notice they just taste of water.  What I like about Forever Living Brand of aloe drinking gel is that I see a noticeable difference in the texture of my skin 24 hours after drinking it. 

      I wake up with glowing skin and in a really good mood.

  3. lucas says:

    I know that aloe is great for containing antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help dealing with skin problem but I didn’t know that it could help combating with cold sore too! I used to make drink with aloe gel too and honestly speaking, it couldn’t have been better. From where I come from, we usually use herbs to apply on it. As strange as it may sound but the technique is actually effective and working. 

    • Stella says:

      Yes Lucas, aloe vera is very good for numerous ailments and you can even drink it!  I drank aloe juice and also used a lip balm containing aloe for my cold sores.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Thank you for this great information!  My daughter has suffered from eczema for many years and we have never found a solution.  I’m going to forward this to her.  I hope she has the same awesome results as you do.  I think I’ll get some aloe vera drinking gel as well to get the other benefits.  Thank you for posting!

    • Stella says:

      Hello Cynthia,  hope your daughter finally gets better as she follows the routines I list on this site.  The routines work if you follow them closely.

  5. Herman says:

    What a journey! Your story of overcoming eczema and cold sores is inspiring. The trio of White French Argiletz Clay, Aloe Vera Drinking Gel, and Aloe Vera Lip Balm is a powerful solution. Your detailed regimen and dietary advice, especially emphasizing Lysine-rich foods, offer practical help. The caution about Aloe Drinking Gel’s laxative effect is thoughtful. The insight into Forever Living’s commitment to organic practices adds credibility. Thanks for sharing your journey and a comprehensive guide to natural cold sore treatment!

    • admin says:

      I hardly have cold sores anymore, but had a few in September as I was in hospital for something else.  I ordered in the Aloe Drinking Gel and Lip balms.

      And the cold sores went in a week.

  6. pasindu dimanka says:

    Your tips on using natural remedies like tea tree oil and aloe vera gel are intriguing. Have you personally found any other lesser-known remedies or preventative measures that have worked effectively? I’ve heard some suggestions about using lysine supplements or certain dietary changes to reduce outbreaks.

    In my experience, managing stress levels has played a significant role in preventing cold sores. Have you explored the connection between stress and outbreaks in your research? It seems like a common trigger for many. Overall, your article provides practical advice that could be immensely helpful for anyone dealing with these pesky sores. Thanks for sharing these insights!

    • admin says:

      Eating lysine rich foods like chicken, also help heal cold sores faster.  My cold sores aren’t stressed based – it’s more to do with eating a lot of almonds, sunflower seeds and the hot sunnier weather we had over summer in London…

      I tend to break out in cold sores whenever I eat plenty of nuts and seeds during sunny weather.

      The aloe vera drinking gel helps cut down the length of time the cold sores stay on me.

  7. Stratos K says:

    The combo of Aloe Vera Drinking Gel, White French Argiletz Clay, and Forever Living Lip Balm is genius. Your personal journey adds a relatable touch, making it more than just advice. I’m curious about the aloe vera juice dosage – starting small and gradually increasing sounds sensible. Did you experience any side effects with the larger dose, or is it generally well-tolerated?

    • admin says:

      Well I can tolerate really large doses of Aloe Drinking Gel…In October, I was drinking up to 2 litres a day…Yes, you read that right – 2 litres!

      My stool was a little looser, but I was fine.  

      If you are just starting out with Aloe Drinking Gel – like I said before, start with a small dose like 3 tablespoons a day to see how well you tolerate it.  Then gradually increase the dose.

      I’ve been drinking this for over 11 years and tolerate it well.  It always gives a glow to my face when I drink 2 litres.  Mind you that was to clear my cold sores fast.

      My maintenance dose is 2 glasses of drinking gel a day.

  8. Michel says:

    Interesting article and some great remedy advice. I didn’t know that you shouldn’t eat sweet fruits if you have cold sores. Maybe it has something to do with the fruit sugar making it worse?

    Also, Aloe Vera comes to the forefront again. This miracle plant seems to have so many healing purposes, as just about every natural remedy you see is made with Aloe Vera.

    • admin says:

      Hi Michel, you are right, the sugar in sweet fruits makes the inflammation in cold sores worse.

      I am very grateful for there is an Aloe Vera company that has great products which I can use and recommend to others.  It makes a world of difference.

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