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 »

Over-the-counter cold sore treatments, such as Abreva, may facilitate healing of sores around the mouth. Ice packs and cool compresses reduce pain and itching. Prescription antiviral medications acyclovir, famciclovir, p... More »

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Some effective cold sore treatments for kids includes baby Orajel and Anbesol. Parents can also place a cool wet cloth on the sore several times per day, as stated by WebMD. 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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According to WebMD, some at-home shingles treatments include avoiding picking at blisters, using cool and damp compresses, soaking crusted sores with tap water and applying baking soda or cornstarch to help dry sores. No... More »

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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 »

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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