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Lemon Balm Tea for Cold Sores

Lemon Balm Tea for Cold Sores

This tea is often touted for colds and other minor illnesses when you drink it, but when using it topically, it might help to heal those cold sores. This tea has antiviral properties to help kill the virus that is responsible for cold sores. Steep this tea and then allow it to cool completely. Never apply it hot since this can further aggravate your cold sore and increase inflammation. Put some of the cool tea on a cotton ball and then place this in the cold sore three to four times daily.

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