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Using Home Remedies For Cold Sores

Updated on August 23, 2011

Cold sores can be painful and cause embarrassment. Many people find that the products on the market for this problem simply do not work the way that they would like them to. Luckily for everyone, there are home remedies for cold sores. The fact that there are many different types of home remedies for this shows that you should have no problem finding what will work the best for you.

One thing that people can try is to use ice on the cold sores. Simply take the ice and rub it on the affected area for a few minutes. You will want to repeat this every hour for at least a day. This is one of the various home remedies for cold sores that some people will swear by. But it is not the only remedy out there. The tea bag can also be your friend and help you fight off the cold sores. Take a warm tea bag and press it against the cold sore blister for about thirty minutes. After you are done, allow your skin to rest for an hour and then repeat the steps.

Some people state that witch hazel is one of the home remedies that work the best for them so it too may be worth looking into. You can also wet your finger and then dip it into powered salt. Press your salted finger onto the cold sore for about thirty to forty seconds. Others find that out of all of the home remedies for cold sores out there, that aloe vera gel works the best for them.

When it comes to home remedies for cold sores, you may find that you have to try a few things until you find the magic remedy for you. Once you find it though, you will always know which home remedy to use when the next cold sore appears. Sadly, since cold sores are likely to come back you will need to keep items for the home remedy of your choice in the home.


If none of the home remedies that you find work for you, try talking with your friends and family to see what they use. Cold sores are a common thing among people so there would be nothing that would be shocking for someone to hear. You might just find a secret family home remedy that will do the trick.

Whether you have to go through one or four different home remedies for cold sores, you should know that the process is well worth it. There is no reason to use harsh chemical and medications if there is no need to. You want to only use natural ingredients and methods of healing cold sores so that you can maintain the best health possible.

Even though a cold sore is just something very small compared to all of the other medical issues out there, it is still one that you want to treat carefully. Never use something that could cause you more harm than good.


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