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Question by  raquel (25)

How do you get rid of a cold sore fast?

I need to get rid of a cold sore in less than 2 days. Help!


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

There are two old time remedies that are claimed to get rid of cold sores fast. A wet aspirin is supposed to do the job quickly. The use of your own ear wax applied a couple of times a day is supposed to do the trick. There are on the market ointments and salves to make the sores disappear.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

Check with a pharmacist and get a recommendation for an over-the-counter remedy. However, it is unlikely the sore will leave as quickly as two days. An antiviral drug called acyclovir can be obtained by prescription but this requires a doctor's approval. Until the cold sore is gone, do not kiss anyone!


Answer by  fawnjamrn (87)

A cold sore simply has to run it's course. Keep it dry. The faster it dries out the faster it will go away. You can also get a prescription antiretroviral from your Dr. This will shorten the duration slightly, but is most effective if taken in the first 24 hours.


Answer by  mcdbeals (201)

Begin taking a B complex vitamin with some extra lysine. Don't do this for very long as it is dangerous to take B vitamins out of balance with each other.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

See a doctor for a prescription medication and hope for the best. Over the counter medications will not work in 2 days.


Answer by  fishy (1085)

There are a few different pharmaceutical ways to get rid of cold sores with applications, however cold sores are caused by a virus and will take some time to heal. Most effective treatments will contain salicylic acid.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

You won't be able to get rid of any cold sore in 2 days. You can get it to start drying out, but that about all. There is a salve that the pharmacist can recommend that will start the drying process. Stay away from foods that are high in fat and acidity. And drink water not soda.

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