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Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:29 am      Reply with quote
I know i'm stating the obvious - no-one wants a coldsore, especially me Embarassed Crying or Very sad
Has anyone got a tried and tested cure Idea - no medical creams please, in case i can't get them locally. Hellllp - Quick please!!
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:23 am      Reply with quote
You can help to dry them out by dabbing them with a little perfume or aftershave. It does sting a wee bit, though!
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:45 am      Reply with quote
Cold sore remedies should be readily available at any drugstore. I bought one once with lysine in it-- seemed to do the trick.
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:48 am      Reply with quote
avoid eating fried food or spicy food. Increase your vegetable uptake Smile

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20's: rare pimples and oily T-zone..annoying little blackhead buggers on nose
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I have used Abreva with good success, I also just recently bought one called Lycort? I do believe is the correct name. I will tell you though, when I need to get rid of it quick (and I am okay with a scab for a couple days). I use a warm compress and pop those blisters. I then apply good ol fashion rubbing alcohol, a few times a day. At night, I put a big glob of Neosporin. It is usually only a matter of 3 days and it is already going away.
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:12 pm      Reply with quote
A few drops of lemongrass essential oil applied directly to the cold sore works well for me (catching it at the onset is best).
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Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:10 pm      Reply with quote
I just got one of those BIG ugly things on my lip 3 days ago. Just a day before I started a new job. Figures! I was desperate to get rid of it as it was so ugly and painful, I tried almost all remedies recommended on EDS forums (toothpaste, teatree oil, sulfite from matches, nail polish remover) and in 3 days it as good as gone!!! I am not sure what helped the best, I kept applying all of them (not at the same time of course), although I suspect toothpaste helped the best. I think this is the fastest I have ever gotten rid of one withour the help of prescription Valtrex. I'm thrilled! Very Happy
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Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:32 pm      Reply with quote
I'm not plagued by 'em, but I do get one every now and then... Maybe once every other year. I'm SO happy it isn't more often... A few doses of Valtrex and constant use of Abreva usually speed things up. After a few days you'd never know I had one.
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:25 am      Reply with quote
I get them INSIDE my nose almost every time I get a cold. Pain redefined!

Now I start taking lysine suppliments at the first sign of a cold or flu. For prevention 500mg morning and night and for treatment 1000mg morning and night. You will possibily still get a small one, but no big nasty blister and no huge scab.

If I have forgotten teh lysine or not taken it in time, then I dab rubbing alcohol on the blister or even mint toothpaste to dry them up.

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