A 46-year-old member asked:
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i would like a really quick natural way of getting rid of a cold sore, its really itchy and i get nervous when im in public, please help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There isn't a 'cure': Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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