Re: Cold Sores - How do you get them?
If it helps you any, i rarely got them as a kid and began getting more of them in my late teens and i had not had any forms of sexual encounters at at this stage.
Mine was due to a low immune system. When i would get run down, not enough good sleep, too much sun at the start of summer, basically things like that would cause a cold sore to break out on my lip.
I take a course of lysine off and on throughout the year and i also take two garlic capsules every day. I also will take a course of multivitamins, then have a break from them, then later on if i'm getting run down i'll go back and take another course.
With my gential herpes type 2 i have found garlic oil to be my best friend. I'm so glad i stumbled across the thread on here about how garlic is so helpful.