Toothpaste helps reduce the size!

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Before you go to sleep (or if you spend the day not being seen by anyone) put some toothpaste on the cold sore and it will help dry it out. Doesn't help with the root cause but just the appearance of the cold sore.

What You'll Need

  • Toothpaste (preferably white, not blue sparkly gels or something)

What You'll Do

  • Cover cold sore with toothpaste
  • Clean the area of the cold sore first with cold water.
  • Apply a small amount of toothpaste to your cold sore (my mother also made us do this with spots!). It helps dry the cold sore out and reduce the redness of the cold sore.
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