Don't Miss

12 Home Remedies for a Cold Sore

10. Milk Compress

Strange as it may seem, raw milk can help heal cold sores. Raw milk contains immunoglobulins, proteins that work as antibodies, helping to fight off viruses, such as the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores. Raw milk is also high in the amino acid l-lysine that helps to inhibit the growth of the herpes virus. Raw milk is more effective than pasteurized, but if you aren’t able to get some try using pasteurized organic whole milk instead. To make a compress simply soak a cotton ball, or dip a cotton bud, in raw milk and hold it on the cold sore for a few minutes. Keep applying every few hours until the cold sore is healed.