How to... Treat a cold sore at home

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1 eat cool, soft foods where pos­si­ble. 2 Use an an­ti­sep­tic mouthwash if it hurts to brush your teeth.

3 Drink plenty of flu­ids to avoid de­hy­dra­tion.

4 Wash your hands with soap and wa­ter be­fore and af­ter ap­ply­ing cream.

5 Use sun­block lip balm (SPF 15 or above) if sun­shine is the trig­ger.

6 take parac­eta­mol or ibupro­fen to ease the pain and swelling.

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