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BitchyInnerMonologue Wed 11-Oct-17 17:18:45

Yes, I am totally BU but I’m really desperate.

I’m fending of a cold, I’m stressed with work and have a big event coming up in front of about 2000 people so naturally it’s shown up.

I’ve applied surgical spirit, I’ve got an light zapper thing, and I’ve got l-lysine tablets.

What else can I do? Please?!

Guavaf1sh Wed 11-Oct-17 17:20:28

Leave it alone! Don't poke prod or zap it. Aciclovir and leave it be

MuchasSmoochas Wed 11-Oct-17 17:20:56

One of those UV light things, they are fab. I have Lipzor, I think Boots have their own brand? www.salihughesbeauty.com/reviews/sali-loves-boots-avert-coldsore-machine/

mumsiedarlingrevolta Wed 11-Oct-17 17:21:01

there are those plaster things you can put on that might help camouflage it?
Going to google now and look for link

mumsiedarlingrevolta Wed 11-Oct-17 17:22:09

www.naturesbest.co.uk/pharmacy/compeed-cold-sore-patch-15s-p3574660277364/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzdzTgf3o1gIVOBbTCh3LWAjFEAQYASABEgIri_D_BwE

Worriednearlymum Wed 11-Oct-17 17:22:46

The compeed plasters are ace and you can put make up over the top last for 12 hrs.

BitchyInnerMonologue Wed 11-Oct-17 17:22:56

Plaster things won’t work where it is - right in the corner and dragging down off my lip.

Leaving it alone - and cream doesn’t work for me; anything on my lips and they multiply. sad

LondonNicki Wed 11-Oct-17 17:23:08

Huge sympathies. After years of trying different methods what I find works well is holding ice against it (wrapped in muslin or kitchen towel). It seems to kill it and sooth that awful pulsing.

willisurvive2under2 Wed 11-Oct-17 17:25:56

That's all the things I would do - take a lot of lysine, that always helps me.

BitchyInnerMonologue Wed 11-Oct-17 17:26:56

Bugger. I was hoping that someone would have a magic answer. Oh well, vitamins and lysine for me! wine must help though - surely?! wink

SaucyJack Wed 11-Oct-17 17:29:31

Have you tried aciclovir cream?

It's antiviral.

sentenceinterrupted Wed 11-Oct-17 17:35:49

years of big ones whenever i got ill (or had a baby). Best thing ever for me was the light zapper thing. Makes them go much faster than anything else i ever used. also stops them from coming up if i get it when it's just a tingle (or makes it a small one).

BitchyInnerMonologue Wed 11-Oct-17 17:37:15

I’ve gone from tingle at 2pm to throbbing huge blister at 4pm. I look vaaaairy attractive don’t ya know?!

Nicketynac Wed 11-Oct-17 17:38:34

Ice cube inside a plastic bag so your skin stays dry. Hold it on for as long as you can bear it. Repeat as needed. Good luck!

WhatIsThisBug Wed 11-Oct-17 17:38:50

As much sleep and rest as you can not easy if you are busy I know! But it's when your immune system gets to work.

What I have found is swimming in the sea clears it up very quickly, I think it is maybe the salt? So if you could somehow replicate that at home bathe it in cold salt water?

It's so shit isn't it good luck!

BitchyInnerMonologue Wed 11-Oct-17 17:45:10

Ice cube being applied. Light thing done. Rest... I think I’ll try an early bed. Stuff to do, but I’m knackered, and AF just showed up early.

How many Lysine tablets do people take? I have 1000mg dose.

Iloveanimals Wed 11-Oct-17 17:45:36

Compeed patches are wonderful but does depend where the Coldsore is. I hate them.

PickAChew Wed 11-Oct-17 17:47:56

You can get a topical lysine stick that keeps them moist and does seems to zap them. I get the quantum superlysine coldstick and sometimes the ointment from Amazon.

BitchyInnerMonologue Wed 11-Oct-17 17:49:16

The stick is £266!!! Really?!

PickAChew Wed 11-Oct-17 17:49:49

And I can't stand the competed patches as they break the surface when they come off. Topical acyclovir just irritates and dries my skin and aggravates them.

washingmachinefastwash Wed 11-Oct-17 17:50:31

My husband uses tea tree cream from pound world. It’s the only thing that takes the redness out and scab quicker.

PickAChew Wed 11-Oct-17 17:55:50

I pay under a tenner. Unfortunately, it appears to be completely out of stock, which is a pita because I need a new one for my handbag! There's still some ointment, which is better, but not available immediately

BitchyInnerMonologue Wed 11-Oct-17 17:57:19

Thank goodness! I was a bit confused there!

Sohurt17 Wed 11-Oct-17 17:58:20

The light zapper machine is no longer available unfortunately sad

PickAChew Wed 11-Oct-17 17:58:45

No idea how good this place is
www.biovea.net/uk/mobile/product_detail.aspx?PID=5014&TI=GGLUKR&C=N&gclid=CjwKCAjwgvfOBRB7EiwAeP7ehkUbndd53bv8J96sd4qYydOB1217GRI9EzdVrF7WINmZ4dxCZc1C4BoCqd4QAvD_BwE

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