A 35-year-old member asked:
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can the medicine anbesol actually help to get rid of a cold sore or does it just relieve the pain of one?

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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain: It will alleviate the pain only.
Answered on Aug 21, 2014

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