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cold sore remedy- salt & SIZZLE
Submitted by Natasha
MOISTEN finger, dip in table salt (salt & calcium silicate), press on affected area for 30-60 seconds and dab salt off with a disposable, moistened napkin. Do this for two days as needed, or until the blister is dried up.
I just tried this for the first time tonight and it works very well to reduce swelling and dries up the blister. The salt dip is painful at first, but has drastically reduced the size and pain. Make sure to moisten the sore with Neosporin (with Lidocaine) once the sore starts becoming a "scab".
This will help reduce the possibility of scars and reduce the pain and itching associated. Using a non-petroleum based lip moisturizer, such as Rocky Mtn. Lip Balm with sunscreen helps when you do not have an undelightful cold sore session.
Sun is a leading cause of cold sores, so using this takes care of two things at once when trying to prevent this HORRIFIC ANNOYANCE! Good luck and keep smiling, even if your lip does crack.