OMG cold sore!!

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OMG cold sore!!

I had dry lips the other day, and found an old burts bees in my purse so I used it. THe next day I woke up with a cold sore, but this morning it's grown! I've even considered staying home since it's so big! Sad My upper lip is all swollen...looks just nasty!! I'm prone to these darn things and I hate them sooo badly!!!!

Any remedies!!???

Lizbet22's picture
Joined: 04/01/09
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Don't suffer luckily.. But I heard he Marius creams can work... But that may be an old wives tale so google it before going for it.
You poor thing... Hugs xxx

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Joined: 12/21/06
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I had a friend in college who used to get the ugliest cold sores and it totally sucked, especially cuz he was a saxophone player so it was hard to play with those things. He said abreva was the only thing that worked at getting rid of them fast, but I know it doesn't work for everyone and it's kinda pricey. Like 20 bucks for a tiny tube. I hope you find something that works.. Those cold sores are dreadful!

combatcutie's picture
Joined: 04/04/07
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I suffer from them too. I have a prescription at home that I will come back and post the name. It is the only thing that works for me. Abreva used to work, but not anymore.

ChrissyD2103's picture
Joined: 10/09/07
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I have never had one, but they sound awful!! I hope you can find something that will clear it up soon. Wish I could help. (((HUGS)))

Joined: 05/07/10
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Abreva isn't a miracle but it helps get rid faster. Sorry. I get them often

Aggiegirl06's picture
Joined: 03/31/09
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That stinks, especially when you have to teach all day! Ugh, hope it gets better soon!

Joined: 07/26/04
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Thanks girls. I have found that nothing works, even tried prescription strength once. It's pretty ugly and of course today the principal needed to see me!! UGH!! I just finished putting ice on it, read online that it's good for it.

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I forgot to post the name yesterday for the prescription one. It is Zovirax. I also used to use baking powder and water, make it into a paste and put it on at night. Hope it goes away soon

Joined: 07/26/04
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that's what I have used, it did nothing the last time I used it. I think I'm more pissed at the fact that they just look terrible! AND this week is parents' night, so now I have to talk to all of my parents with this giant thing on my lip! Sad

FLSunshineMom's picture
Joined: 06/07/06
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Ugh, sorry. Hope you can find something that helps.

combatcutie's picture
Joined: 04/04/07
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Oh wow, that stinks. I guess the key to it is to use it at the very beginning when you first feel it. I hope it goes away soon for you. Try the home remedy I gave you. I used to take a sterile needle and pop it a little, then put that stuff on it over night. :bigarmhug:

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