Post # 1
Wasn’t sure where to put this but anyway
Once a year i always get a really bad coldsore… *points to face* like this one… and its always after i’ve been really sick too. I was just wondering if anyone had any super wonderful fixit method to get rid of them quick.
My wedding isn’t untill end-ish of next year but i just thought "omg what if this happens right around that date next year????"
Post # 3
Honestly I’m the say way but stress of all things is my main trigger! My final straw came when I first became a nurse and had a hard time adjusting to nightshift. I got one every 2 weeks for 2 mths straight! I had it and went to the dr. See its a virus once in your body it stays so you will always be prone to them. The rememdy? Honestly, Valtrex. Its embarrssing yes but she gave me a script to take when you feel the tingling coming on. I take 1 tab twice a day for one day when I feel one or see the beginning of those little bumps and it kills it. I haven’t had one in 2 yrs knock on wood! I have also taken them as preventitive for the same way if I knew I was going to be super stressed and it worked. The creams nothing works. This kills it instantly and if it pops up it can kill it after a day if not take it one more day and poof its gone. So I’d ask your dr for an as needed supply. Good luck!
Post # 4
Unfortunately I’m in the same boat as you and I agree that stress is a big reason for cold sores coming on, among an actual cold. My mom gets cold sores A LOT like pretty much after every single cold she gets and it gets pretty serious. Her doctor prescribed her Zovirax and she gave me a tube and it really works wonders! It definitely shortens the cold sore’s life span. Hope that helps!
Cross my fingers for all of us that we don’t have cold sores on our wedding day!
Post # 5
Lysine can help prevent or lessen the duration of cold sores. It’s a natural amino acid that you can find in supplement form at any nutrition store. I would take one to two pills a day in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Hopefully it will help to prevent a sore on your big day!
Post # 6
I’ve gotten cold sores since I was a little girl and I hate them!!!
Cold sores suck!!! I was embarassed to ask for Valtrex but I finally broke down and told my dermatologist and she gave me a prescription. The first time I took it (about a week ago), it didn’t really work to stop the cold sore right away. I’m hoping with the next cold sore (it’s inevitable with stress), the Valtrex will stop it the first day I feel it coming on.
I have tried L-Lysine also. I think it makes the cold sore hurt less and speeds up the healing but it definitely doesn’t stop it. I’ve heard some people take L-Lysine everyday if they’re prone to cold sores but I only took it while I had one or when I felt it coming on. The only over-the-counter cream that has ever worked for me was Abreva. But it is SO expensive for that tiny little tube.
You all probably already know this but make sure you clean/disinfect (or replace) your toothbrush often. And also replace your chapstick or lip gloss or just don’t use the same ones when you have a cold sore.
Post # 7
Another vote for Valtrex. Also be careful in the sun. That’s a major trigger in addition to stress for me. SPF lipbalm worn religiously helps to prevent.
Post # 8
I get cold sores too and the one natural thing I’ve found that helps A LOT is ice.
Once I feel the tingly sensation, I put ice on it every night, every day, every moment I can that I’m by myself or even with my FI at home. Even in the car on the way to work! HA!
Seriously, though, it works. I do that, in conjunction with a cold sore treatment and within 3 – 4 days tops, it’s gone. I used to get them and they’d last a week or two and they’d get really bad. Usually they’d end up looking like a huge pimple on my lip. And now, it never gets any bigger than a tiny little bump and goes away really fast.
Crazy, but it really does work!
Post # 9
Thats girls 🙂
I got have a cold sore cream at the moment that is slowly working but i will have to try these other methods to see if anything is faster 🙂
My poor mum gets the anytime…. doesn’t have to be with anything like stress or sickness, she just gets them.
I’m glad mine don’t actually appear on my lip, my is just above my lip and below my nose… and it leaves a redish scar (not bright but i can see it)
stupid stupid things!
thanks again 😀
Post # 10
My doc actually prescribed something (can’t remember what), that I took every day for the three weeks leading up to, and then for a few days after the wedding. It was preventative rather than supposed to catch the ‘tingling’ and it worked like a charm! I don’t get cold sores often (maybe once every 2 years?), but the last thing that I wanted was one on my wedding day.
Anyhow, that might be an option, if you have time beforehand, to help ensure that you won’t get one!