If you have followed my posts you know I am a HUGE fan of drinking baking soda to maintain an alkaline pH and stop outbreaks in their tracks. I usually drink 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of baking soda in a small glass of water 1 to 3 times a day depending on my diet. If you start to get light headed - you've had too much. Please read more on an alkaline diet.
BTW, look at Airborne, sodium/calcium bicarbonate is the very first ingredient - HA, so that's his cure!
I also follow the Salt/C protocol and take about 3-6 grams of Sea Salt per day and this really keeps my sinus infection in check as it is good at killing bacteria, protozoa, and fungi.
So, I figured if they both work great inside the body, why not outside the body. Do you remember what you put on your foot as a child whenever a bee stung you? What were you told? You were told that a baking soda paste will draw out the poison.
Last night I began to get a small outbreak. Laying in the bathtub I put about 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of Sea Salt on my groin in a paste and let it sit there. Today, the OB gone.
Be careful not to let this get on your sensitive skin (sac/lips) as the baking soda will burn it a little. If you have broken blisters it will hurt like hell, but it should work well.
Please let me know your results.
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