(Closed) Do you get cold sores?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you get cold sores?

    Yes, all the time

    Yes, sometimes

    Yes, but only very rarely

    No, never

  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @MrsPanda99:  Yep, I take it EVERYDAY twice a day. It works soooooo good!!!

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I use Virgin Coconut oil to control the virus. I will take about a tablespoon and melt it in a cup in the microwave for 30 seconds – be very careful cause it can get HOT and burn the hell out of you. Mix in some juice or sparkling water and down it like a shot, as quick as possible.

    The best stuff I have ever found is throufh Puritans Pride:

    http://www.puritan.com/recommendations-5001/product-013182

    It super gross going down, and you have to take it at night cause it will cause flu like symptoms. Take it as soon as you start to feel the tingles and by morning the symptoms are gone! This stuff is like the elixer of life though – not only does it control viruses, but it also prevents and treats yeast infections and when taken habitually makes your skin glow.

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

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    @MrsPanda99:  Girl… this stuff is so amazing. Way better than any medication or remedy I have ever tried. Plus, the stuff is GOOD for you, rather than the other OTC or Prescription stuff you can get; easier on your kidney’s, etc. It also improves digestion which is another huge bonus.

    The trick is just getting the stuff down. I get the shivers and yacks when I smell it (it smells good!! LMAO) because my snifter recognizes it as something that upsets my stomach (flu symptoms). It gets better the more you take it.. really one of the reasons it makes you ill is cause it kills off all the candidae in your gut and stuff, your body then needs to flush it out which happens the first week you take it. After that your yeasties (and other ailements, viruses, etc) are a thing of the past!

    Post # 36
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I use to get them when I was younger any time I was stressed. I have tried every prescription oral and topical and every OTC topical you can try. Once I started taking L Lysine whenever I thought I was going to get one, or whenever I was super stressed to prevent them-they don’t break through or are super small and gone with in a day or two. If one does break through I continue with the lysine and use abreva.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee

    I’ve never gotten them before and I’ve always been deathly afraid. When I was a little kid I traumatized myself with “lip issues.” I’d get severely chapped lips in winter and my crazy ass would literally lick them all day until they just about fell off-my sister and dad would call me cracklips. And when Dave Chappelle and Ashy Larry came out…I decided to make a change and always have chapstick lol I’d kill anyone who gave me the cold sore virus!

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I got them from an allergic reaction when I was a kid (imagine 12-15 cold sores making my lips puff up to 4x their normal size), and I’ve been prone to them ever since.  I have learned what my triggers are (stress, fever, nausea, sun, chewing on my lip, any type of lip balm) and avoid them.  I also have had success with:

    Zovirax – but now I’m immune to it
    Valtrex – LOVE this stuff and I keep a bottle in my purse and at home
    Ice – when I first feel the tingle
    Tea tree oil + abreva – completely dries them out, but that makes it painful

    Oddly, Abreva alone never worked for me.

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  I’ve heard Lysine works – and you can take that daily, but up the dose when a cold sore comes along.  Also, try biotic silver.  You can take it interally, or they have a gel, too.  

     

    I’ve never had cold sores- but last winter I thought I had one- and was so confused because i had never had them before; turns out it was rash from something else.

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee

    Yeah, Abreva worked once for me and then did not. Valtrex worked really well, but it’s expensive. I just don’t get them as often as I used to, although I did have one last week. I get maybe 2-3 a year. I take Lysine when I can feel one starting. Lemon balm dabbed on the area helps too, although it can sting. I use coconut oil on my toast in the morning instead of butter. It definitely helps, although it helps with like a thousand things so there’s that. I think it’s delicious and I use it for most of our cooking fat because you can do anything with it and it’s so good for you. It’s great for curries especially. DH puts his in his morning coffee.

    Post # 42
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @MrsPanda99:  Twice a day most days. You have to have enough in your system to prevent the virus from emerging. By the time you feel it, it’s too late. 

    Post # 43
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Never have.

    Fiance claims to have gotten cold sores before, but I have never seen it. Maybe it was just a little cut? Idk. If I see one I will shrink away.

    Post # 44
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Another vote here for L-lysine – take it every day and it will prevent 90% of them – if you feel one coming on i triple dose it and it will stop it from breaking out and it will be gone by the next day. We also have a tablet in Aus called Famvir – it’s amazing – it sounds like it might be similar to Valtrex hat other bees have posted about, but you take 3 tablets straight up when you feel it coming on and it won’t form.It used to be presecription only but is now available over the counter.

    Also do some research on foods – certain foods can trigger them, and it’s different for everyone – biggest one for me is cashew nuts which sucks coz i love them, but i hate cold sores more! 

    Husband gets them only sometimes and i get them way more often, i was saying for months leading up to the wedding bet i get one on the wedding day, and funnily enough it was him that had one pop up the day before! dosed himself up on Famvir and it was gone by the next day luckily!

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  I don’t but my husband does. He had a really bad one on honeymoon which kind of put a damper on things…. But at least it wasnt there on the wedding day. 

    Post # 46
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Yes I get them too! Currently have a cold sore, a staph infection on my chin, AND a canker sore inside my lip. My boyfriend and I are long distance so I only see him about one weekend a month. Just saw him this weekend and we couldn’t even kiss!! 🙁

    Sometimes I feel like the only one who gets these terrible sores…. Glad I’m not alone, but sorry you bees have to go through it too!

    I use Zilactin and Abreva…not so sure either one works, but it still feels better than doing nothing. I also once had a prescription topical ointment from my doctor but it had a side effect of possible infertility, so I stopped that ASAP!

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