I always cleared mine up with just tea tree oil. Creams never did anything for me. I used to get them all the time, then after taking the cold sore tablets once I have never got another one! *knock on wood*
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31-05-2013 21:34 #11
31-05-2013 21:50 #12
I used to get horrible cold sores when I was a little younger and swear by zovirax. My sister swears by tea tree oil though and she's suffered from them as bad as me.
31-05-2013 21:57 #13
i don't have any tea tree oil at home.....might have an old pot of blistex somewhere ......don't even have ice!
thanks for all the suggestions.......and will try and make sure i don't kiss the girls/DH
31-05-2013 23:17 #14
01-06-2013 00:38 #15
Competed patches work like a charm! I out mine on as soon as I noticed the small lump and it never even developed! I did have to wear it for a week but I cut them into quarters (too big otherwise) and had absolutely no problems! Love them!
Zovirax has done nothing for me and my mum uses it all the time but it doesn't work for her either. Tea tree oil is also really good!
Hope you get rid of it nice and quickly
01-06-2013 00:38 #16
Oops! Compeed patches. Damn phone...
01-06-2013 01:50 #17
I had a cold sore when I was pregnant and the chemist told me the only thing I could use was compeed patches. In my experience, they really do nothing to help it heal and tend to keep the area wet meaning it takes much longer. But they are great if you need to wear makeup, you can put makeup over the top of the patches rather then putting makeup directly on the cold sore. Also don't bother with the Zovirax patches, they're impossible to peel away from the backing paper and you stretch them and can't use them.
01-06-2013 03:13 #18
I second the compeed patches. I suffer terribly from coldsores, the worst was 4 massive ones at once 2 days after I gave birth. I use a combo of zovirax, paw paw cream and compeed. Compeed stops the horrible cracking/drying out stage and I find they are never as puffy or swollen and go away faster. Be careful with home remedies not to burn them
01-06-2013 05:13 #19
Don't bother with cream. Just get the patches . Once it's out that's it . It's a virus and can't cure a virus .
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01-06-2013 05:43 #20
I second compeed patches, the Zovirax are crap they don't stay on. (I tell every chemist that doesn't have the compeed ones)
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