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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Good thread timing, I just got my first one in a year

    Thanks for the tea-tree oil tip, I've been using nail polish remover (dip a q-tip in and dab on) because it dries them up really quickly too, it probably doesn't taste much worse than tea-tree oil when you accidentally lick your lips though!

    Does anyone know if taking lysine supplements really works for prevention? I get coldsores from lack of sleep so am dreading the inevitable outbreak after baby is born!
    I was taking lysine once a day before pregnancy and it definitely helps. I would also take a few when I felt a tickle and it would stop them forming (when I wasn't doing one a day). Many say it's safe to take in pregnancy as well, but can be conflicting so ask your dr what they think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Good thread timing, I just got my first one in a year

    Thanks for the tea-tree oil tip, I've been using nail polish remover (dip a q-tip in and dab on) because it dries them up really quickly too, it probably doesn't taste much worse than tea-tree oil when you accidentally lick your lips though!

    Does anyone know if taking lysine supplements really works for prevention? I get coldsores from lack of sleep so am dreading the inevitable outbreak after baby is born!
    I used to get lots of cold sores all the time until I started taking lysine. .. I am not lucky enough to get the tingling before the blister... I wake up and its there. Now i take a regular dose of lysine and if i feel run down i double the dose for a couple of days. I haven't had a cold sore in over 6 months

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    I've also been told the topical zovirax is fine - not anything oral though.

    I (think) I got my first ever cold sore when I was about 9 weeks pregnant. I started with the zovirax - hated how gooey and gross it always felt and ended up rinsing with salt water and applying teatree oil with a cotton bud. Don't know if I actually did or did not have a cold sore but it was all gone in 4 days. (On a side note - I seriously thought I had invented the teatree as a remedy lol!! Anyone else I've mentioned it to had never heard of using it!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirine View Post
    I used to get lots of cold sores all the time until I started taking lysine. .. I am not lucky enough to get the tingling before the blister... I wake up and its there. Now i take a regular dose of lysine and if i feel run down i double the dose for a couple of days. I haven't had a cold sore in over 6 months

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    It does work but isn't safe during pregnancy. I'm the same as you, just wake up blistered

    Op my old local pharmacy wouldn't even sell me panadiene for a sinus headache, they offered lavender oil instead (that's how anti-anything-unnattural-in-pregnancy they are) but they sold me the compeed patches

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    On another note, (when not pregnant!) the best coldsore cream I've ever used is called Vectavir. If you haven't already, try it!

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    Try using a natural lip balm that contains peppermint oil- particularly when you feel them coming on. Peppermint is a potent antiviral and antiseptic (like tea tree) but smells nicer too

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