A few small studies have shown that using vitamin C both orally
(in tablet form) and as a topical cream (applied directly to the cold sore) may
speed up the rate of healing of
cold sores.1 The liquid form
of vitamin C can be soaked in a cotton pad and applied to the cold sore several
times a day, and it can be used along with vitamin C tablets (at least
600 mg). But more research is needed
before the long-term benefits of using vitamin C to treat cold sores can be
confirmed. People with a history of kidney stones should avoid high doses of
Cold sores usually heal on their own without prescription medicines
or complementary therapies.
Fiber is an important element of a healthy diet at any age, but eating enough fiber is particularly important for seniors. As you age, your risks of such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and dementia increase. Research has found that good nutrition, including a diet rich in fiber, may help ward off these health conditions.
Fiber is particularly important for seniors. What are the health benefits?
Keep the bowels regular and relieve constipation