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Old 06-23-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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Cold sores???

does anyone kno of anything that can get rid of them fast! i barely found out i was getting it yesterday and got medicine and im using blistex is there another cure to make it go away faster?

 
Old 06-23-2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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Re: Cold sores???

My daughter swears by Lysine, if taken as soon as it starts.

My husband likes Champfonic (sp).

 
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:47 PM   #3
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L-lysine and Vitamin C work.

 
Old 06-24-2006, 10:07 PM   #4
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Re: Cold sores???

Abreva (over the counter) and zovirax cream (prescription) work good for me. I get them a lot, so I know how it is with wanting to get rid of them.
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Re: Cold sores???

If i'm getting cold sores more often, then i'll take a course of Lysine tablets.

When you feel one coming up and you are at home you can apply toothpaste to it, but it has to be actual paste, not the gel type toothpastes. The toothpaste cools it right down and takes the sting away and seems to prevent it getting bigger. It also dries on the cold sore so that you can go to sleep at night and not worry about it smearing onto your pillows or bed linen.

An ointment i love is Carmex as it's good for cold sores or for dry or cracked lips and it's a clear ointment so you don't have to go around town with some white glob sitting on top of your cold sore and drawing even more attention to yourself like some of the other creams do.

 
Old 06-27-2006, 05:48 PM   #6
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Abreva has been wonderful for me! I use it when I first get that "funny" feeling, and have yet to have a full blown attack.

 
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