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    Zovirax or acyclovir cream works best when used when the tingle/burn/itch is first felt, the compeed patches create seal to protect them from picking and infection and keep them moist which helps promote healing.

    Try using creams that have numbing agents and betadine once blisters come up there's not much else you can do at the point but ride it out and keep it clean. Like another poster said its a dormant virus and once it's "turned on" and beyond the blister stage you literally ride it out. Usually 4-10 days is the course

    There are over the counter tablets called famciclovir but they're best taken at the first stage or "tingle"

    I just sat through refresher training on herpes virus for work! It won't make you feel better but more than 90% of the population have the virus and about half of that do actively get cold sores.

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    Anything with aciclovir as the active ingredient. Teatree oil is great, but it burns like freaking hell. I like ointment from woolies, propivor or something it is called, has honey as a healing agent, and the pinky coloured ointment is better than a big blob of white cream. Slather on blister or carmex (from a pot and applied without redipping)
    Some foods can trigger an outbreak, like certain nuts. Harsh sunshine, low immunity, menstrual cycles, stress, dust etc etc. Once you have the virus, you are DOOMED!!!
    ...I hate them!!

    Hope yours clears quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    Do you know where she gets it?

    I might have to try ths!


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    She buys dynamiclear rapid from Priceline, in the section where they stock all the other cold sore creams. It has 2 single dosage vials, although she tends to only need 1/2 a vial for her spots.
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    I have tried every lotion and potion as I had had coldsores since childhood. The only thing I have found to work for me is Melissa Oil. I was sceptical when a friend told me but I thought even if it didn't work it was worth a try. The coldsore didn't even have a chance to properly come out, despite mine normally becoming HUGE no mater what I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taiyed View Post
    She buys dynamiclear rapid from Priceline, in the section where they stock all the other cold sore creams. It has 2 single dosage vials, although she tends to only need 1/2 a vial for her spots.
    Thank you!! Might head there tomorrow. (2nd outbreak in 3weeks )


 

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