How do you get rid of a cold sore fast overnight? You cannot get rid of cold sores overnight.
However, to speed up the healing time of a cold sore, you can consult with your doctor and take prescription medications such as antiviral tablets and creams.
What is the best thing to put on a cold sore? The over-the-counter cold sore ointment docosanol (Abreva) may shorten the healing time of a cold sore. At the first sign of symptoms, apply it to the affected skin as directed on the package. Use a cotton-tipped swab to put medicine on a cold sore.
Is Vicks good for sores? The petroleum in Vicks VapoRub may help to heal minor cuts and scrapes when applied once or twice daily as the thick formula creates a barrier between your cuts. “The menthol and eucalyptus act as anti-inflammatory properties to help promote and stimulate healing,” says Sobel.
How do you get rid of a cold sore in 24 hours? Dab a bit of tea tree oil on a cotton swab and apply it to the sore directly. Be sure to repeat this several times during the day and before you go to bed. Tea tree oil is a great option because it contains anti-viral properties that kill infection that spread bacteria and expedite the healing process.