A Remedy for Cold Sores

Filed Under: Low-Dose Naltrexone, Immune Health, Clinical Therapies
Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

A Remedy for Cold Sores

I used to get cold sores every other month or so, whenever I was under a lot of stress. After reading about low-dose naltrexone, I got a prescription for its overall immune benefits. Much to my surprise, my cold sores completely went away. I haven’t had a single outbreak in two years thanks to this remedy for cold sores! — D.G., Newport Beach, CA

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is a safe, inexpensive drug that has powerful effects on the immune system. In addition to being a successful remedy for cold sores, shingles and other infections, LDN is an excellent therapy for multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders, as well as many types of cancer.

Be aware that LDN does require a prescription. It may take some work convincing your doctor, because this is an “off-label” use of an approved drug—but its long track record as a remedy for cold sores makes it worth the effort. Visit lowdosenaltrexone.org to learn more about LDN, and peruse the Internet. — JW

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