(Closed) Bees, I need your help! Cold sore on my first day of work :(

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Defiantely start taking L Lysine. I have gotten cold sores since I was 5 and have tried every prescription and this vitamin has worked better then all of them. It stops them from forming and heals faster. There are also Lysine creams too, but I use the Lysine and Abreva. I have used a daily dose of acyclovair as well during really stressful times. In the early stages I ice it too. Good luck!

ETA: Stress is definately a trigger for me!

Post # 4
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I get cold sores when I’m stressed, fighting off illness (or just plain sick) or if I’m out in the sun without suncreen slathered on my lips. I used Abreva when I got them or hairspray (spray on finger, dab on cold sore — dries everything out). But covering them with chapstick or lipstick always made them gunky and gross.

Good news! I haven’t had one in a really, really long time because of this crazy tip my gyno (of all people) told me… Her dad is also a doctor (general medicine) and he swore by vitamin C. She never got cold sores, so she never tested it herself. Anyway, I take 1/4 teaspoon of powdered vitamin C, mixed with water, either in the am or before bed. And I haven’t had a cold sore as long as I’m consistent with that. (Vitamin C has also helped regulate my, um, digestion as a nice side benefit.)

Good luck!


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