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Does it happen that people get rid of a cold sore in less than 24 hours?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Not likely

Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite 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. These won't get rid of a cold sore in 24 hours however.

In brief: Not likely

Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite 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. These won't get rid of a cold sore in 24 hours however.
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