Lemon balm to help Cold Sores
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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