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To treat cold sores, avoid acidic or spicy foods, apply ice to the affected area, and seek out over-the-counter remedies, such as topical creams, as advised byWebMD. Particularly stubborn or irritating cold sores may req... More »

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Getting rid of cold sores involves taking antiviral medications such as acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir and penciclovir, according to Mayo Clinic. Fortunately, cold sores usually get better on their own after two to... More »

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L-lysine may treat and prevent cold sores, states Drugs.com. Although it is not a cure for the herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores, some studies suggest that taking L-lysine can prevent or reduce the duration an... More »

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Some overnight remedies for cold sores include gently putting a wet piece of cloth on the sores, using mouth rinse with baking soda, using nonprescription ointments, taking ibuprofen and using a soft bristle toothbrush w... More »

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Cortisone shots, antiviral prescription and over-the-counter remedies, eye drops and cold compresses are all treatments that improve the appearance of cold sores quickly, notes Huffington Post. Using concealer or face po... More »

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Home remedies for cold sores include putting a cold, wet towel around the mouth for 20 minutes, three times a day; rinsing the mouth with baking powder and avoiding acidic foods, such as tomatoes and citric fruits, expla... More »

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Home remedies for ulcerative colitis flareups include eliminating dairy products from the diet, avoiding spicy foods and eating low-fat foods, explains Mayo Clinic. Cutting down on caffeinated and carbonated drinks, limi... More »

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