How can I get rid of a cold sore quickly?

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Hi there. Please help, I need a quick fix to get rid of a cold sore!

How to get rid of a cold sore

Dr Maureen Allem from Skin, Body & Health Renewal says:

“Unfortunately, cold sores are viral. So there isn’t a sure-fire ‘quick fix,’ I’m afraid. Also, if your immune system is currently taking strain or if you are very stressed, this will prolong the healing time even further. Best idea is to get yourself on to some really good antioxidants and high doses of vitamin C. You can also ask your doctor to prescribe the appropriate meds and of course while you are doing all of this, you can also try some of those great old ‘home remedies,’ like putting a small amount of toothpaste on your cold sore before going to bed at night. I’m not convinced, but many people swear by this ‘quick fix’!”

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  1. Mark Parr

    Now here I have learnt something. Toothpaste, great idea.

    5 years ago •

  1. MEL1SSA

    I will share this tip with my colleague. She always gets them when she is stressed and stuff.

    5 years ago •

  1. Candice Petersen

    This article was made for me, I get cold sores all time for some reason thank you!

    5 years ago •

  1. Gervase

    Wow. I had no idea about using toothpaste. I usually use a little vicks. Thanks for the tip !

    5 years ago •

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