There is not a cure for cold sores, but the symptoms of cold sores can be treated, notes WebMD. Cold sore treatments include topical remedies such as Abreva and antiviral oral medications such as Zovirax, Valtrex or Famv... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Herpes simplex virus or cold sores cannot be cured; however, pain relief can be achieved by avoiding acidic foods, applying ice and using over-the-counter medications, reports WebMD. Abreva is an OTC topical medicine tha... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

A cold sore is a very small blister that is filled with fluid and is caused by a viral infection, according to Mayo Clinic. It is also known as a fever blister. Cold sores are known to appear in groups, and it is common ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Salt helps heal cold sores by acting as an antiseptic and drying out the sores, according to New Health Guide. Both sea salt and table salt can be used on cold sores to achieve this effect. More »

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Cold sores last for as few as 2.5 days if treated with Abreva when the cold sores first appear, according to the Abreva website. The site reports the median healing time for cold sores treated with Abreva as 4.1 days and... More »

Some good remedies for cold sores include rinsing the mouth with a baking soda mix and placing a cool towel on the cold sore, reports WebMD. Taking acetaminophen or ibuprofen and avoiding foods that contain acid sometime... More » Health Medications & Vitamins