I had started oil pulling again and felt that “tingling sensation” and saw the bubbling near my lip. A cold sore was brewing. I can say that oil pulling expedited the cycle. It went from minute blisters to a healing scab in three days.
Typically I use Abreva and opted to not use it this time to see what oil pulling would do on its own. It did what Abreva typically does, only faster. My son, unfortunately, has been sick. He’s very talkative and it’s hard to swish for twenty minutes straight without his needing something or having a question, so the success has been stunted. I imagine, however, that oil pulling AND Abreva would be a powerhouse for cold sores.
I don’t heal very well as a general rule. Usually bruises stubbornly adhere to my skin long after the bruises of my healthier counterparts. Cuts and sores take longer to diminish. Since having Lyme Disease, it’s even worse. Cold sores – and their scabby aftermath – typically haunt me for a couple of weeks or so. Three days is VERY fast for me.
The elimination of a stubborn and colossal wart after embarking on oil pulling is another miracle – I had done nearly everything under the sun to get rid of it up until then. It has not returned.
I have switched from coconut oil (which got rid of the wart) to sunflower oil. I’m more tolerant of the taste and texture. It seems to get equal results but for some reason the coconut oil seemed to do more for my complexion.
That’s my 50-cents for the day. Just one more good reason to try oil pulling if you haven’t yet. :)