(Closed) Omg…e-shoot next and just got a cold sore!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t sweat it, it is easily fixed by your photographer in post production.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@USER876: I was going to say the same, but I’m awaiting the outcome of the other thread. No worries OP 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@PassionatePhotoLady:  yeah, if we don’t get a response in a few days, I am most likely outtie.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

keep it dry. I used to hold up a hair dryer to mine to dry it out.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well you could wait it out or if you want to be proactive you can call your doctor for some Valtrex. I was getting frequent cold sores due to illness and stress and she gave me a script for it. 2 in the morning, 2 at night-one dose only and it’s gone in 24 hours.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have had reoccurring cold sores since I was a baby. Surprisingly, 80% of people have some form of HSV1 (cold sores) but the amount of times they flare up depends on a lot of things.

Things to keep in mind:

– Cold sores / fever blisters are EXTREMELY contagious. Do not kiss, share drinks, use the same chapstick, or anything that would cause you to pass the virus to anyone.

-That includes intimate acts as well (however, cold sores are HSV-1, and genital herpes come from HSV-2, so they are two different strains of the virus and you can’t get one from the other, but you NEED to avoid physical contact while you have a cold sore so as not to spread the virus).

– They flare up with stress or due to eating foods high in arganine, such as peanuts, almonds, and chocolate. Take Lysine supplements (available where they sell vitamins) up to 3 times a day starting right now. Lysine evens out the levels of arganine in your body.

-Keep it as DRY as possible. No chapstick, no water unless you need to shower (i.e. drink out of a straw, be careful when washing your face, etc.).

-Use ice wrapped in paper towel to help with the pain and to help it heal. Also, avoid heat from being near your face. Heat causes the blisters to swell, which is why they get bigger when we sleep and our body temp is higher.

-Walgreens sells a great OTC cold sore remedy. It’s about $15 for two medicinal vials. You use one at the start and apply all of the liquid to the cold sore. If it’s not smaller the next day, use the second vial (or keep it for future use). This has worked better than any prescription or other OTC I’ve tried!

Don’t worry, everyone gets them. Just try to destress and it will go away with time!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@prncss47: I have had so many cold sores… I even became immune to medicines. You HAVE to get valtrex. Call your doctor and get an RX. You can take 1 gram a day, do it ASAP. The tingling will go away and you will not get the cold sore as long as you nab it in time!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs. Fireworks: Yes, I almost forgot about the lycine! take that and vitamin c.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cold sores are my nightmare. I hate them but I’m thankful I rarely get them.

 

Try have the e-shoot in the afternoon…I notice the sores are bigger in the morning and seem to shrink after you’ve been out and about. I also second the recommendation of an ice-pack.

Ice it just before the shoot and be clever with make-up. The rest will be up to the photographer to edit.

I’d be too freaked out, I’d change the date of the shoot.

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