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How To Kiss A Cold Sore Goodbye

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    Herpes of the mouth — yeah, not exactly fun, is it? In fact, it pretty much sucks. Anyone who’s had one of those blisters on their lips knows full well how quickly an unsightly spot can deplete a person’s confidence, so they want it gone. Fast.

    Left untreated, a cold sore will usually heal within a few days. But, there are ways to banish those bumps much more quickly. The first rule? A cold sore needs to be dried out before you even think about slapping makeup on top of it.

    But, it doesn’t end there. Click through for more tips on how to nix those nasty mouth sores ASAP.


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