Quote from Cmariehart
I've stressed myself out so bad and now I have a GIANT cold sore on my bottom lip... has this ever happened to anyone else and what do you guys use on them??? I've tried everything and nothing is working.. I'm so frustrated!!!!
Which is a sign of herpes, depending which area on your body....but still a form of herpes.
Valtrex works well if you take it immediately when you feel the tingling feeling or a numbing or burning sensation.
My hubby gets them a lot on his lips, and he uses Valtrex for a few days and it keeps it from becoming a bigger problem. I unfortunately have it in another area below south. I am allergic to the chicken pox virus, and when my kids got the chicken pox, I broke out too because I had the worst case of chicken pox when I was a baby and was hospitalized, and so now I have herpes down south, since I was a kid!! So, sunshine, stress, extra shaving or waxing in the bikini areas can bring on a cold sore or herpes, and if I take Valtrex in time, I can prevent it. Lovely eh? My mom has it on her cheeks (on her FACE, not bum), and it runs in families.....some people just have more of a tendancy to get it than others, and my resistence is down for the zoster/herpes virus.
Anywho, they do make an acyclovir creme that you can rub on the actual cold sore....that is where herpecin and other cremes like abreva come in, but they don't have enough acyclovir to really work well. Just ask your doc for the prescription kind, but I think you can't take both together, the pill and creme. In England you can buy the creme without a script, when I returned to the USA, I went to the pharmacy and asked for a tube, he got the tube and asked me for my script.....I was like HUH?? You have to have a script for it?? So anyway,,,,,all you ever wanted to know about herpes and more!!!
Good luck, and oh, take LCarnitin, it can help prevent outbreaks during high stress times and also B vitamins help as well....OJ is also another one that is supposed to help.