Does Toothpaste on Cold Sore Work?



It is true that toothpaste pains whenever applied on the affected area. However, this pain of 5 minutes assures to provide you relief from the 7-10 days of pain which otherwise cold sore would cause you. Here we explain in detail how to apply toothpaste on cold sore.

How Does Toothpaste Work on Cold Sores?

  • Toothpaste works in slow circulation motion around the sore.
  • It works to cure cold sore by initially numbing the sore and finally drying it out.

What Kind of Toothpaste Gets Rid of Cold Sores?

Below mentioned are some kinds of toothpaste to get rid of cold sores:

  • Sensodyne ProNamel Mint Es sense Toothpaste
  • Auromere SLS Free Herbal Toothpaste
  • Squiggle Enamel Saver Toothpaste

How Effective is Toothpaste on Cold Sore?

You can combine some amount of toothpaste with salt or baking soda to effectively cure cold sores.

1. Mixing Salt and Toothpaste for Cold Sores:


  • 1 tablespoon of toothpaste
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation Time: 5 mins.


  • First confirm that the skin area you are applying on is totally clean and dry.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon of toothpaste with a pinch of salt to prepare a thick paste.
  • Gently apply a thin layer over the cold sore before sleeping.
  • Allow it to sit overnight and then wipe away during morning by 1 cup of water.

How it works:

  • Salt functions as an antiseptic. The usual cause of cold sores is found to be a virus, and this paste effectively works to keep them clean.
  • The recipe works to reduce any risk of bleeding and infection caused due to cold sores.

Repetitions: Once a day.

Best time to apply: Before you go to bed.

Tips: To get fast results, slightly increase the amount of salt.

[ Read: How to Use Coconut oil for Cold Sores ]

2. Baking Soda Toothpaste for Cold Sores:


  • 1 tablespoon of toothpaste
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation Time: 5-10 mins.


  • Combine1 tablespoons of toothpaste with 1 tablespoon of baking soda until you prepare a consistent paste.
  • Apply the mixture on the cold sore.
  • Allow it to remain for an hour.
  • Rinse it off using 1 cup of water.

How it works: Baking soda is a great choice for treating cold sores because it dries out the sore while also pulling away any acids that might be irritating the area.

Repetitions: Once a day.

Best time to apply: In your free time.

Tips: You need to consult a doctor if you are allergic to baking soda.

The pain of cold sores can be successfully healed by use of these easy recipes. You need to check it once before continuing to use it regularly.

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