For as long as I can remember, I have gotten cold sores. Anyone who gets cold sores can relate, they are THE WORST! They hurt, they are ugly, they are impossible to conceal. I hate them. So when I felt that tingling itch coming on the other day, the feeling of knowing you are about to get a cold sore, I immediately scoured the internet for some quick remedies. Many of the remedies included taking pain killer to relieve pain or keeping lips hydrating and changing your toothbrush. I wanted my cold sore GONE, stat!
When I read dabbing raw honey on an oncoming cold sore could help, I thought I would give it a try. Honey is, after all, known for it’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I dabbed some raw honey right onto the area I felt the cold sore coming on. I’m not going to lie, It definitely stung, which is not what I was expecting. I let it sit for about 10 minutes, then used an ice cube to sooth the burn from the honey, and because it is said to prevent if from thriving and growing.
After using these two natural remedies, I figured I would be no better off and would still have to deal with the cold sore for the next week. But I was surprised! I woke the next morning and no blisters had formed! I could see the slight redness and feel the area, but no ugly cold sore! I would absolutely recommend trying these simple methods if you catch a cold sore coming on and want to stop it before it gets out of control.
Have you found any great methods to treat cold sores? Is raw honey and ice a remedy you will attempt?