Honey for cold sores

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Apply a small amount of natural honey to cold sores and watch them disappear. So why does honey help get rid of Cold Sores? Apparently, it works because honey contains high concentrations of sugar in the form of fructose and glucose. Such a high concentration of sugar makes it difficult for bacteria and fungus to survive. For people with cold sores, this may mean faster healing because the immune system does not also have to defend against these germs, leaving it free to focus on the virus. Woohooo, goodbye cold sore

What You'll Need

  • Raw honey.

What You'll Do

  • Apply honey to developing cold sores three times a day (morning, noon, and night)

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't use if you are allergic to honey! As we all know, these cold sores are as a result of a virus, so the honey is not going to cure the cold sore itself, but just help your skin heal the cold sore quicker make it disappear.
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