The Truth About Natural Remedies for Cold Sores
When you feel the familiar tingle of a cold sore coming on, you’ll want to act quickly to prevent it from developing and speed your recovery. Your first thought may be: are there any natural remedies for cold sores at hand that you can try at home?
There are hundreds of natural cold sore treatments you could try – but do they work? Some natural cold sore remedies may offer superficial symptom relief, but most do not actually heal a cold sore. Worryingly, other natural remedies for cold sores may even make cold sore symptoms worse.
We've examined the most popular home remedies for cold sores – such as putting tea tree oil, salt or Vaseline® Healing Jelly on a cold sore – to assess the science. We’ve sorted the fact from the fiction so you know which remedies to try and which to avoid.
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