8 Ways to Get Rid of a Cold Sore in Just One Day

There are few things as annoyingly painful and embarrassing than waking up to find a cold sore haunting your lip. Especially when you have something very important going on in the day ahead of you. Yikes. When you need to nix a cold sore fast, don’t panic – it can be done! And not with harsh chemicals, either. There are all-natural ways, like these 8 tricks, that can help you get rid of that annoying cold sore quick. No one will even know it was there.

1. Milk

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It sounds surprising but that half gallon of milk in your fridge might just be your answer! Soak a cotton ball with your 1% (or whole, whatever you’ve got will work) and let it sit for a few minutes. Apply milk repeatedly and let it stay – don’t go washing it off.

2. Licorice

This favorite kid’s candy is actually a cold sore remedy in disguise. Licorice root has an acid called glycyrrhizic which will stop the virus from growing and developing and equips the body to counter an attack on the sore. The best way to do it? Mix licorice powder or extract with water to make a paste, then apply it directly to the sore.

3. Peroxide

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This one shouldn’t be too surprising. With its amazing antibiotic properties, peroxide cleans out a sore and helps it heal faster than most methods. This works especially well if the sore has started to bleed. Apply the peroxide every 2-3 hours and watch it disappear.

4. Garlic

Most people remember their mother’s telling them that garlic is great for a cold. What mom may NOT have told you is that garlic is great for cold sores, too. The healing, antiviral, and antibiotic properties of garlic make it the perfect all-natural solution. Crush a clove and put it directly on the sore…as smelly as that might be.

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