There are few things as annoyingly painful and embarrassing than waking up to find a cold sore haunting your lip. Especially when you have something very important going on in the day ahead of you. Yikes. When you need to nix a cold sore fast, don't panic - it can be done!
Minimizing a Breakout Soak one un-coated Ibuprofen with just a couple drops of water in a cup. When it looks like it's starting to dissolve, crush with a spoon to make a thick paste and apply to the breakout for about 10-15 min. Ibuprofen helps with swelling, in case you were wondering how this works