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Anonymous

Cold sores have been a battle for at least 15 years of my life. I have tried every home remedy out there (ice, lemon, ear wax, topical creams, nail polish remover, toothpaste, etc..) and some definitely work while others not so much. Heres what has worked for me:

As soon as I feel a cold sore coming on (AS SOON AS POSSIBLE) I take rubbing alcohol and soak a folded up square of toilet paper (or anything similar- cotton ball, paper towel, q-tip) and RUB the forming blisters until they break open (yes this stings). I continue to apply rubbing alcohol until the spot is totally dried out (usually the first day). Just make sure you are able to totally dry out the sores otherwise the liquid will ooze out and spread) I also take a good amount of Lysine through the breakout starting on the first day. Once I get the cold sore dried out, I apply abreva, vitamin e oil or something to help with healing. My cold sores usually only last 3 days compared to 7-10 days and are much smaller than they used to be.

I guess to reiterate what I have learned from trial and error about cold sores is that you have to dry them out before the blisters are able to form and get big. When those blisters are allowed to fill with fluid and get huge, this is not only extremely painful but also adds a few days to the life of the cold sore. I have realized that if I dry my cold sore out on the first day, I take AT LEAST 2 days off the life of my cold sore and keep myself from a lot of pain. When those blisters are able to form, it makes the scab much larger as well later on. Anyway, hope this helps. Cold sores are terrible and i have tried everything to fight these off with this remedy only being extremely effective for me every time.

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LYNNE

NW N AGEN I GT COLD SORES N I BELIEVE ITS FROM OVER EXPOSURE TO THE SUN,.HWEVA MA HOME REMEDY OF GETN RID OV THEM HAVE WORKED EVERYTIME 'WITHOUT FAIL'.....DAB VEGEMITE OR MARMITE ON SORE WTH COTTON BALL 3TIMES DAY TIL IT CLEARS. (SIMPLE AS THAT.)

Anonymous

Is that English?

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