A 27-year-old male asked:
is puting fresh garlic clove on a cold sore a good home remedy to make them go away faster?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
No: Cold sores are due to an activation of a virus in the tissue. These often become visible when there is irritation including excessive sunlight, colds and other stresses. A garlic clove may further aggravate the area.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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