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Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Na Xu
A man covering his mouth, because he's embarrassed of his cold sores.
While there may not be a for-sure remedy for getting a cold sore, you can go from having one to it disappearing in very little time if you know how to treat it.

Some of the remedies are incredibly nice to do, too, because they smell good and bring about relief.

If you often get cold sores, keep this list handy as it can bring you relief in a very short period of time.

Natural Remedies for Getting Rid of Pesky Cold Sores

What is likely the best smelling remedy for a cold sore is going out and getting pure, ideally organic, vanilla extract.

Put a dab on the end of a cotton swab and hold it right on top of the cold sore for about 60 seconds, four different times throughout a day. Your cold sore should go away in no time, since they are not very fond of alcohol.

Applying a little bit of cold milk can speed up the healing. This should be done one or two times a day, for several minutes each time. And just because it is an important factor in helping rid your body of cold sores, make sure not to touch the sore directly with your fingers.

Peppermint oil is great for helping your body fight little problems like cold sores. Plus, it also smells good! You should put some on a swab and touch it to the cold sore two times a day, but make sure the cold sore is cleaned off with water before starting.

If your cold sores are a problem, seek out the advice of your dentist. He or she may be able to help laser the cold sores away so they can be gone in even less time than these natural remedies can offer. Cold sores do not need to ruin your day, or control your life.

Contact our office today. They can help you get the control over your cold sores back.

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