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Any remedies for cold sores

post #1 of 25
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Any recommendations for non-medical treatment of cold-sores, I´ve managed to cultivate one right in the middle of my bottom lip great for V-day eh !!!.............p.s. its very sore too
post #2 of 25
Whenever I have had a cold sore, I have used Abreva, it is kinda expensive but it is very good stuff, and it works pretty fast.

I buy it at Wal-Mart
post #3 of 25
I second abreva. It normally cuts 2 or 3 days off of a cold sore depending on how fast you use it. If you can start using it at the beginning of the tingle it's gone within a day or two.
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by LSULOVER View Post
Whenever I have had a cold sore, I have used Abreva, it is kinda expensive but it is very good stuff, and it works pretty fast.

I buy it at Wal-Mart

uummm kinda short of Walmarts in Spain but will look out for it on my next trip to UK (Walmarts own Asda supermarkets now)
post #5 of 25
I third Abreva!
post #6 of 25
:censor::censor::censor::censor: that stinks..I am lucky enough that I don't get them so I am not sure..but I hope you get rid of it soon{{}}}
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
uummm kinda short of Walmarts in Spain but will look out for it on my next trip to UK (Walmarts own Asda supermarkets now)

Do ya'll have drugstores where ever you are at? I am sure any drug store would sell it, the stuff is wonderful.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by SalemWitchChild View Post
I second abreva. It normally cuts 2 or 3 days off of a cold sore depending on how fast you use it. If you can start using it at the beginning of the tingle it's gone within a day or two.
Yes it does, and you only hafta use a tiny little bit too, that is the only stuff I ever use, I am lucky I don't get them often.
post #9 of 25
Do you have a rite aide? I know they carry it. I think someone else already mentioned a drug store.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by LSULOVER View Post
Do ya'll have drugstores where ever you are at? I am sure any drug store would sell it, the stuff is wonderful.
yep, think I´ll have to visit the pharmacy anyway - we are still in the dark ages here, none of our supermarkets sell any sort of medicines (they dont sell cigarettes either - which not a prob I dont smoke) The pharmacies are really old-fashioned too - nothing much on show, no browsing, you have to go and ask at the counter
Can you PM the list of ingredients, I often find that products do have different names here
post #11 of 25
http://www.abreva.com/

It contains 10% Docosanol, a unique patented active ingredient that helps protect healthy cells from the cold sore infection.

Here ya go. They ship to spain. Might not help at the moment but if you can't find it order and keep it handy.
http://www.usinternetshopping.com/th...fm?master=5158
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by SalemWitchChild View Post
http://www.abreva.com/

It contains 10% Docosanol, a unique patented active ingredient that helps protect healthy cells from the cold sore infection.

Here ya go. They ship to spain. Might not help at the moment but if you can't find it order and keep it handy.
http://www.usinternetshopping.com/th...fm?master=5158
oooooooo ta very
post #13 of 25
Abreva is great...I use it, as I always get cold sores in the winter, and occassionally one will even pop up during the summer. It's really good stuff...and if you use it right when you feel one coming on, it will make life so much better!
post #14 of 25
A cat site friend recommended L-Lysine to me a long time ago and I take it twice a day and haven't had a cold sore in ages! I used to get them ALL the time but since I've started taking that even with any stresses I have, I don't get them.
I even had to get a prescription for them it got so bad. It's called Denavir. I have a new tube of it though and hardly used any out of it. It's probably expired. oh well, at least I don't get them anymore.
post #15 of 25
I really don't like taking medication if I don't have to, and I know cold sores are terrible.

I finally decided to try Oragel. I know, it is not a medicine to help the sores go away, but it kills the pain on contact, inside the mouth or outside on the lips. Makes life a little easier until they go away.
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by KittenKiya View Post
I really don't like taking medication if I don't have to, and I know cold sores are terrible.

I finally decided to try Oragel. I know, it is not a medicine to help the sores go away, but it kills the pain on contact, inside the mouth or outside on the lips. Makes life a little easier until they go away.

Abreva is not a medication that you take by mouth, it is a little tube of white cream.
post #17 of 25
Supplements of the amino acid L-lysine works for many people.
post #18 of 25
I just started a thread about this not too long ago in the PL. I got a lot of great responses and suggestions. Here's what worked for me!:

Go to your pharmacy and get a bottle of L-lysine. Take one pill once a day.
While you're there, pick up this lip ointment called lysine plus.
http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...0&id=prod19500

It's not very expensive and it works soooooo well because it has lysine in it! Mine healed in just 4 days. The second day of using the pill and ointment it looked the worst because it was healing faster- but it healed soooooo quick afterwards! Go get some! Walgreens sells it
post #19 of 25
Rather than buying a brand-name topical anti-viral cream, go to your pharmacist and ask for a generic 5% acycolvir cream. It will be loads cheaper than paying for a product with a brand-name, but will be the same contents in the tube
post #20 of 25
I feel so bad for you, I have had cold sores ever since I was a child. As an adult I use Camphophinique to dry them up but I truly believe just like a cold it has to run it's own course. Good luck, hope it heals soon.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Neely View Post
I feel so bad for you, I have had cold sores ever since I was a child. As an adult I use Camphophinique to dry them up but I truly believe just like a cold it has to run it's own course. Good luck, hope it heals soon.
Yeah, I agree. The lysine is very effective. thelorax.
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
This newish product 'Compeed' Cold Sore patch, they are great they have this special butterfly packet applicator , so you dont touch the sore & cross-infect. They are clear so they are very discreet and you leave it on so you dont have to keep re-applying like a cream Heres the link cold sore patch
post #23 of 25
Hey that's pretty nifty. Thanks for sharing.
post #24 of 25
I'll have to try that, see what it costs. I have the pleasure of having one too, but the Abreeva calmed it down in one day!
post #25 of 25
Tincture of Amonia aka as smelling salts,works like magic!! Especially if you apply it when the cold sore first flares up! It does burn for a second,But it works!! It will stop it from turning into a blister!
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