Cold sore!

on Mar 06, 2016 @ 05:31 pm

Totally devastated right. I think I might have the starting of a cold sore and it is Sunday night and there is nothing open. I live in a small community and there are no pharmacies open on the weekends. Do any of you know a home remedy ??? Please help if you can

8 Replies

. on Mar 06, 2016 @ 05:41 pm

Sorry to hear that. Cold sores a nuisance. I usu use medicated blistex ointment to soothe them and keep them from spreading. If you don't have any at home they usually sell them in grocery stores , Walmart and of course the drug store. Alternatively, try a cream containing aloe vera or zinc oxide but make sure you don't ingest the cream. Good luck!

Hey on Mar 06, 2016 @ 07:41 pm

I usually use Abreva but no stores open until tomorrow.

. on Mar 06, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

I guess in the meantime putting an ice cube on it should help soothe it as well bring any swelling down.

cold sores on Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:08 pm

home remedies to try:
-apply some toothpaste on it and let it dry out.
-dab a little bit of something with an alcohol base with a q-tip. Please be sure not to swallow any! for example, rubbing alcohol, perfume, or actual alcohol (whiskey, rum, vodka)
good luck :)

cold sores on Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:09 pm

I should clarify,
they are 2 separate remedies (above)
use toothpaste OR use alcohol

. on Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:21 pm

Dang, no idea. I never got them as my mum was super careful about spreading hers! Make sure not to share mugs or cups with anyone! Or kiss them :p

. on Mar 09, 2016 @ 10:54 pm

I keep a pack of polysporin strips in my purse at all times. This winter as been AWFUL for my lips breaking out, often a couple at a time. The patches work wonders and cut the time I have them down by over half.

Home remedy on Mar 09, 2016 @ 11:27 pm

A revs is my go to but if I can't get to it quickly: ice, ibuprofen, and hydrogen peroxide applied with a q tip or tea tree oil. Hope you found something!!

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