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Have you found a cure all for the curse of the coldsore?

(12 Posts)
Oopla Fri 22-Feb-13 19:06:46

Just that really grin
Am in my Early 30's was plagued with them from early teens, would never just have the one neat bump on my lip like the Zovirax ad -always covered. Up my nose, across it, all over my lips hmm beautiful!

Has slowed down to an outbreak at the change of seasons now.
Anyway have spent a small fortune on crap that doesn't work. Tell me what worked for you please

KatyTheCleaningLady Fri 22-Feb-13 19:09:43

There is an oral medication for it. Talk to your GP.

Oopla Fri 22-Feb-13 19:25:38

There is? When did that come out? Will def give that a try, Thankyou Katy grin

KatyTheCleaningLady Fri 22-Feb-13 21:55:25

Several yeard. Friend pf mine is on it. I dont know the name.

pirouette Fri 22-Feb-13 21:57:11

I think it is called Zovirax?

Tea tree oil helps.

ElectricSoftParade Fri 22-Feb-13 22:01:10

My DD had a horrible series of coldsores last year. At one point her lower lip was just one gigantic coldsore, just awful.

The GP prescribed an oral med which was taken 5 times a day. Will dig out the repeat prescription and tell you the name. It seemed to work really quite well and the sores did clear up eventually.

catinboots Fri 22-Feb-13 22:02:07

Surgical spirit




Nothing else works

Trumpton Fri 22-Feb-13 22:20:25

Firstly ask your doctor for a course of Acclovir .

Secondly ice a cold sore at the first tingle . I have been known to buy a lurid ice pop just for this use.

Thirdly use Acclovir cream to keep skin moist.

I also bought a light wand that I use if all the above fails ( very rarely )

I had a course of tablets 25 years ago so not new at all.

The same Meds are used for shingles.

Beastly foul horrible things . You have my sympathy .

Oopla Fri 22-Feb-13 22:45:00

Cheers electric will look it up!

Catinboots- that's what I've resorted to the last few years since I've given up on the fiver a throw (could be more now) that is Zovirax.

Have used hydrocortisone when they've broken out on my face, prob no real benefit (weighing in the whole skin thinning warnings) but feels like its a bit of muscle.

HousewifeFromHeaven Fri 22-Feb-13 22:49:01

I was on holiday last year when I got one and only had quinoderm cream for spots with me.

I thought meh, give it a go and the bugger never stabbed/crusted! It swelled a little then went away.

I have suffered all my life, but no more!!

rootypig Fri 22-Feb-13 22:51:07

Oooh sali hughes in the graun did a column on this, she recommends some Boots zappy thing

vid here

CiderwithBuda Fri 22-Feb-13 22:51:18

Take supplements. Vit C and zinc. L-lysine.

And if you do get one I found Propolis ointment good.

I took the L-Lysine for a few months along with Pregnacare and dont get nearly so many now.

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