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is puting fresh garlic clove on a cold sore a good home remedy to make them go away faster?

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Dr. Dennis Jerome
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.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
But it will keep everyone else away.
Apr 8, 2014

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