How long does it take for a cold sore to go away on its own?

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asked Oct 9, 2018 in Body/Skin by wandright (320 points)
How long does it take for a cold sore to go away on its own?

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answered Oct 9, 2018 by liana (37,450 points)
Cold sores will usually go away on their own without any treatment within 7 to 10 days however some cold sores may last up to 14 days.

You can help a cold sore go away faster though by applying apple cider vinegar to the cold sore 2 to 3 times per day.

You can also get rid of a cold sore by applying some toothpaste to the cold sore which will help to dry out the skin and make the cold sore fall off.

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