Lemon balm to help Cold Sores

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Lemon balm is known to reduce blisters, so it's no surprise that it can help get rid of pesky (and unsightly!) cold sores. If you can, buy lemon balm, or a lip balm containing a high percentage of lemon, from a herbal pharmacy and apply frequently.

What You'll Need

  • Lemon Lip Balm
  • Or the DIY home remedy version: If you can't find lemon balm, try infusing lemon in hot water and use a cotton wool pad once cooled, to dab onto the cold sore as often as possible. The acidity can be just as effective but might take longer.

What You'll Do

  • Apply lemon balm or lip balm with high levels of lemon on the cold sore. It can sometime sting but it does seem to help.
  • Repeat as necessary
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