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best way to get rid of a cold sore

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Dec. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • My husband gets them all the time and uses Campho Phenic (spelling?) Their usually gone within a couple days with that.

    Answer by jnsdrf at 9:49 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • I have a prescription for Valtrex. It works great if you take it as soon as you feel that tingle.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:52 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • prescription medicine!

    Answer by chefjen at 10:02 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Toothpaste.  Dab a bit on the cold sore and it dries it up.


    Answer by beeky at 10:56 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Bag-balm. I know it smells terrible but it works. it heals it and it takes away the tingle and irritation.

    Answer by staciepi at 1:20 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • The instant you feel that little itch/tingle coming on, load up on Vitamin C (I typically take 2,000 mg every hour for 1 day - don't worry, it's water-soluble so it's not-toxic and flushes out of your body without having to metabolize itself through your liver). The cold sore won't develop at all and you'll be good to go. Lysine is supposed to work, though I've never tried it. I've tried ALL the OTC products and none of them work for me. Besides, they're full of crap that are known be problematic to skin so it's best to avoid those.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Call a dr for a med

    Answer by sstepph at 9:36 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

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