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Salt and toothpaste for cold sores

Submitted by miranm1

I stayed up for hours on the internet reading up on cold sore remedies so and the most talked about things i found were toothpaste and salt.

So i tried mixing the to togeather in a thick paste.it worked wonderfully for me.


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vinegar n toothpaste Comments By: kelly on 2009-06-28
hey, this is the 3rd day of my coldsore, i have been using a otc coldsore cream and its just got more blisters n worse.. So came on here looking for tips. I have been applying vinegar all morning and that reduced the size of the 3! Coldsores i have at once altho it stings a lot! now that there smaller ive put toothpaste on in hope that they'll dry up now n go away! Will let u know the results x
 
WOW IM TRYING IT Comments By: ARIEL ♥ on 2009-07-01
IM RYIN THE TOOTHPASTE THING &&IT BURNS RELE BAD....I HOPE IT WORKS
 
yet another cold sore.. im usin dis Comments By: cold sore vitcm on 2009-07-08
i been havn cold sores since i was in 5th grade. now im bout to be a senior.. we n da summer and i had alll summer to have a sore.. but suddenly we im bout to take senIOR PICS TOMARO IT WANNA POP UP.. abrEVA REALLY WORKS BUT it'll take like a day or 2 to be gne.. this came up las min! but i got da toothpaste on rite now.. an its stingin a lil.. i hope by tomaro is gone
 
CHECKING IT OUT Comments By: ANON on 2009-07-08
I'VE JUST APPLIED DA TOOTHPASTE IVE HAD THIS COLDSORE FOR 2 DAYZ NOW SO HOPEFULLY THE TOOTHPASTE THING WORKS, AND MY LIP IS SWOLLEN IT LOOK HORRIBE AND MANKYY AND I DIDNT INTO SKWL 2DAYY AND I JUST WONNA GET RID OF IT FAST, MIGHT USE ICE AFTER I WIPED AWAY THE TOOTHPASTE - I CAN FEEL THE COLDSORE TINGLING WID THE TOOTHPASTE ON AND I MIGHT LEAVE IT ON FOR 10 MINS SO GOOD LUCK TO THOSE HU TRY DIZ (: X
 
Cold sore remedies! Comments By: Mandi Waddell on 2009-07-25
Well i have a cold sore right now and I've always used Abreva and it did just the same thing as like Carmex. But anyway my sister always put toothpaste on her pimples so I applied that technique to my coldsore because I figure that it is the same basic principle: To dry it out! Well I got the cold sore yesterday and I put the toothpaste on it and it seems to be working very well. It not only has tkebn the pain away but, it hasn't gotten any bigger so that is definitely a good sign that this stuff works. It's great!!!
 
The dreaded cold sore! Comments By: no onee on 2009-07-27
another one popped up this morning.. out of the blue!! wtf! no tingling warning of [email protected] im sitting here with toothpaste on my lip because i have a cook out tomorrow and i dont wanna look like a herpes queen! at least its the summer and i dont have to go to school!
at one time i got 5 at once! it was an allergi reaction to that chapstick 'softlips'... ill never use that again!!
then sophomore year i got three on my top lip three days before homecoming! it was awful. i called my doctor and i was perscribed a medicine that is for aids patients, for when they get out breaks. no i dont have that kind of herpres, but it worked so well!! you couldnt even see them at homecoming! now i use denavir lotion or alcyvir pill ... ABREVE DOES NOT WORK! 18 dollars for that tiny tube is a rip off!!! ugh i hope this goes away by the cookout!

 
BEGONE ALREADY THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!!!!!! Comments By: ashley on 2009-08-09
ok this is day 9th of having the goddam cold sore and i miss kissing my bf and im sad cuz idk what to do anymore its ruining my last days :
((
i need help
my lips has unswelled so im good but the nasty white goopy looking skin is there so do that mean it has to dry?
can i kiss my boyfriend?
what can i do?
it peels off and comes back :(
im so miserable i need help NOW!!!!!!!i try using carmax and chapstick and all that shit but c'mon DISAPPEAR ALREADY!!!!
I WANNA WEAR MY NEW LIPSTICK I BOUGH T5 DAYS AGO :( I WANNA KISS AGAIN :(
i had a new baby niece and every had the chance to kiss her forehead except me :(
everyone grrets each other with kisses on the cheek except me
every smiled in the picture except me cuz my lips were dry and they hurt :(
i was sad all that day on the baby shower :(
i fell like this NASTY COLD SORE WILL NEVER DISAPPEAR!!!!:((

 
cold sora r a pain :(( Comments By: ashley on 2009-08-05
i just got my cold sore 3 days ago and all i did was use crmax thinking to myself "this better work" but it didn't cuz it just kept my lips moiste and i didn't want that i want that feeling that "it will work" feeling and DAM nothing until i stopped by this here:)))
i was happy to read every ones stories idk about salt lolz im scared :))
so ima do the toothpaste thingy lolz
bu tjust one thing is the toothpastes with bakingsoda ok to use???
if anyone have an answer plz get me at my yahoo.com: [email protected]

 
toothpaste hurts my lips:OOOOUUCHH!!!! Comments By: ashley on 2009-08-05
im crying a lot :(
cuz no one told me this was gunna burn my lips :((
im mean i got the toothpaste on my lips now and its killing me!!!!!
what did i do wrong now????
is it suppose to feel this tingly???
i mean OUCH!!!!!!!
this is killing me and i have to go to bed now like its 2:25 am and its hard to go to bed like OUCH!!!!!!

 
hold the salt Comments By: Dino on 2009-08-06
I think the guy who said to put salt on it was just having a laugh at our expense. I tried it and it burned like crazy, it took hours for it to stop hurting and the salt was deteriorating the skin around the sore. I took the salt off and went back to the abreeva. The Abreeva seems to work for me because my cold sores tend to get bigger and bigger for the first few days or even a week. This was my first time trying the Abreeva and the sore has stayed the same size it was when I first put the Abreva on it. The Abreva is supposed to stop the virus from "fusing with" (read here, "blowing up") the cells of your lip. So, while the Abreva doesn't kill the virus, it can't do the type of damage that takes (for me at least) three weeks to heal (God, I can't take that). I am in day three of my latest one and the sore is only the size of a pea, and getting smaller, usually it's spread all across my lip by now. I have found some good tips on this page all of which I'm sure I'll try. I've got campho -Phenique on my grocery list and I'm finally making an appointment to see a doctor to get the good stuff. But for now, the Abreva seems to be helping, and that's all ican ask. Don't try the pure salt though, I don't believe that was meant to be helpful.
 



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