THE TRUTH ABOUT NATURAL COLD SORE REMEDIES
When you have a cold sore, you want to act on it quickly. And your first thought may be: What’s the best cold sore remedy? You may even end up searching the web for a fast remedy or trying natural cold sore remedies that friends and family recommend—but you’ll find that none of these are clinically proven.
Some natural cold sore remedies may offer temporary symptom relief—and do not actually heal a cold sore. While others may even make the cold sore worse. It’s also important to know that cold sores are caused by a virus and once you are infected, the virus never leaves your body—and can’t be cured.
With so much anecdotal evidence out there, let’s separate the medicines from the myths.
9 NATURAL COLD SORE HOME REMEDIES
What the Experts Are Saying:
Read What Dr. Pam Marquess Thinks About Abreva®
"The fact is home remedies have not been clinically proven to heal cold sores or lessen healing time," said Dr. Pam Marquess, a pharmacist
Although these natural cold sore remedies may help with temporary symptom relief or minimize bacterial infection, they are not clinically proven to heal cold sores like Abreva® Cream. In fact, it’s the only nonprescription cold sore treatment approved by the FDA to help heal your cold sore in as little as 2½ days,* when used at the first sign. Nothing heals a cold sore faster.**
If you have any questions regarding cold sore treatments and natural cold sore remedies, your healthcare professional is the best person to ask.
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