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I have a cold sore on the top of my lip, is it okay for me to put tea tree oil on it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Some people have

Used tea tree oil on cold sores with variable results reported.
Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your >.

In brief: Some people have

Used tea tree oil on cold sores with variable results reported.
Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your >.
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