I have felt the signature tingling sensation and noticed a tiny white dot on my lower lip for at least 2 weeks now. I have only had cold sores a few times in my life and always on the exact same spot. I got some Zovirax ointment and have been applying it. But the tiny dot is still itchy and has still neither emerged as a cold sore nor gone away.
I am thinking that since it has started, I may just be delaying the inevitable by using the Zoviraz (Acyclovir) ointment.
Should I stop applying the ointment and just let the cold sore emerge? If it's going to happen anyway, I'd just as soon get it over with. I am getting tired of this tingly itchy spot and worrying about contaminating other areas. I want to expedite making it go away.
If it was going to emerge it would have emerged by now, and it it was going to go away it would have done so - I would stop the acyclovir and look for the real cause, because its unlikely to be a cold sore.
The desire to take medicines is what seperates man from the lower animals - William Ostler