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Hack For Quickly Getting Rid of Cold Sores

This Hack For Treating Cold Sores Has Saved Me So Much Money on Over-the-Counter Meds

Hack For Quickly Getting Rid of Cold Sores
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Because many toothpastes include sodium lauryl sulfate — an ingredient that helps dry out cold sores — in their formulas, it can help speed up healing time. While using toothpaste to help heal a fever blister hasn't been officially studied, there's enough anecdotal evidence to give it a try. To start making your ointment, put a healthy squirt of toothpaste into a small bowl or ramekin.

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