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Does toothpaste and salt work to get rid of cold sores?

I have cold sore right before Christmas and new years i cant take family pictures like this! Moms help!please!

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Asked by mommymamamom at 10:04 PM on Dec. 20, 2012 in Health

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  • Lysine. You can get it at WalMart and it'll take it down pretty quickly

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:07 PM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • Thank u!

    Comment by mommymamamom (original poster) at 10:11 PM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • Try baking soda instead of salt. In addition to the healing properties of salt, baking soda will neutralize the acid in your saliva, which will speed up the healing process.

    Answer by Ballad at 10:11 PM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • I second the lysine!

    Answer by missanc at 11:15 PM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • Never heard of that, but I use rubbing alcohol. At the first sign of tingle start putting a little rubbing alcohol on it every couple hours. It dries it right up in a day or two.

    Answer by aeneva at 8:26 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

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