If you’ve ever woken up with a cold sore and panicked because you’ve got a hot date the next day, or looked in the mirror and seen the familiar little blisters emerging on your top lip or under your nose, you’ll know that there are things you can do to improve the look of your cold sore, but can you really get rid of cold sore overnight?
The truth is that anyone who claims that you can make a cold sore disappear overnight is stretching the truth.
It is possible to make it look and feel better but, as most cold sores, once they’ve reached the blister stage, can last for between 7 to 10 days, it’s unrealistic to think that you can eradicate it from your face in 24 hours.
However, there are many things you can use to help. There are over the counter cold sore treatments and natural remedies for cold sore. These will help to relieve the discomfort and inflammation that goes hand in hand with the onset of a cold sore.
Caused by the Herpes Simplex virus, cold sores usually appear on the outside of the mouth, often at the side, on your lips, beneath the nose, and sometimes in the mouth itself. Regular sufferers often experience a tingling or itching sensation at the site of the cold sore up to two days before it makes its appearance. Once the blisters appear, they start to burst open, oozing yellow liquid which eventually forms a crust before falling off to reveal the new skin beneath.
As you can imagine they’re not a pretty sight but, more importantly, they’re highly infectious until they crust over completely, and can be transferred to other people by kissing, or sharing eating utensils, towels and anything that comes into contact with the cold sore.
The best way to treat a cold sore is to use a topical application of either an over the counter cold sore remedy, a natural cold sore treatment, or anti-viral creams or tablets prescribed by a doctor. However, none of these treatments will get rid of your cold sore overnight although they will reduce the inflammation, help the cold sore to dry out, and thus become less infectious, and will also reduce the duration of the blisters.
But remember, HSV is extremely contagious, so if you do have a hot date, you should resist kissing as you run the risk of passing on your virus to your partner.
So, sad to say, you cannot get rid of cold sore overnight but through our articles and recommendations you will finds ways on how to get rid of cold sores quickly.