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    Default Cold Sores???

    I don't think I've ever had a cold sore before, but I'm not sure if it do now.

    Yesterday morning I woke up and was fine. after being up for about an hour, it felt like something had bitten me on the lower lip (on the out edge by my chin).

    In less then 20mins there was a tingly and little bit itchy lump/blister. Can they appear that quickly??? (The cold sore cream ads make it sound like the tingly lasts for a few hours....?)

    It is bigger now (maybe a cluster of 4 pin size blisters/lumps). Feels swollen and sore but not tingly.

    Do you think it's a cold sore or something else???

    And if it is, what is the best treatment?

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    Sounds like a cold sore use the cream as often as you can and there are also tablets, lysine or something like that?? They're in the vitamin section of the chemist.

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    Unfortunately it sounds exactly like a cold sore I'm sorry I use zovirax (I think that's how it's spelt?) which can be bought from woollies or the chemist. It costs about $15 for a small tube but it works like magic & clears up quickly.

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    bugger oh well - nothing i can do about it....was just surprised that it came up so fast!

    I'll get some cream tomorrow morning.

    Am I best off binning my lipgloss i've been using the past couple of days??

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    In my experience (and dh's as well) - they can come up quite quickly - like as soon as you think you might have one (notice the tingling) there they are! We either use the no name brand (or maybe not no name - just cheaper - they'll have the same ingredient) cream, or lately have tried using the patches, I think they're called "compeed"(?) - they're pretty effective, if a bit awkward (wearing them at night is better - they're more likely to stay put).


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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    bugger oh well - nothing i can do about it....was just surprised that it came up so fast!

    I'll get some cream tomorrow morning.

    Am I best off binning my lipgloss i've been using the past couple of days??
    Yep, definitely bin it!
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    anyone got any home remedies i can do tonight before i go to the chemist tomorrow??

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    Apparently putting an ice pack on can help... Not sure if it helps the blisters but it's meant to help the amount of time it hangs around

    Cold sores suck so much... Hope it clears up quickly for you!

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    I think I've heard rubbing raw garlic on it can help. I haven't tried it myself though.

    I use the blistex brand cream - it's half the price of zovirax and has the same ingredients. I carry it around in my bag and if I get so much as a hint of a tingle the cream is on - if you get it early enough it can stop it from erupting. You do have to be super quick though

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    Make sure you don't kiss your kids without thinking! I reckon my mum gave them to me, I've got them occasionally for years . They pop up when I'm stressed or sick and immune system is down. This pregnancy they were my first sign that IVF had worked


 

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