Truth About Cold Sore
Truth About Cold Sore

The truth about home cold sore remedies

Sorting out the medicine from the myth

When you have a cold sore, you want to act on it quickly. You may end up trying home cold sore remedies that friends, family or health websites recommend, but find that these aren’t clinically proven to reduce healing time.

Some home remedies for cold sores may only offer temporary symptom relief and others have the potential to make the cold sore worse. With lots of anecdotal evidence out there, let’s sort the medicines from the myths.

You can help stop the spread and protect others from the virus by following these simple and effective tips.

Although these home remedies for a cold sore may help with temporary symptom relief, or prevention of bacterial infection, they are not clinically proven to help treat and help reduce healing time of cold sores like anti-viral creams such as Zovirax®.

If you have any questions regarding cold sore treatments and remedies, your pharmacist is the best person to offer advice. 

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