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Old 11-04-2011, 17:50   #1
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Does anyone have a good 'remedy' for cold sores? I haven't had one for a long time, but this week I got the old familiar "tingling" on my lip and just knew when I woke up the next morning the cold sore would be there. And.....I was right. It hardly seems worth going to the Dr. because I don't think there is much he can do to hasten the departure of this thing. So far I've been dabbing it with alcohol.

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Does anyone have a good 'remedy' for cold sores? I haven't had one for a long time, but this week I got the old familiar "tingling" on my lip and just knew when I woke up the next morning the cold sore would be there. And.....I was right. It hardly seems worth going to the Dr. because I don't think there is much he can do to hasten the departure of this thing. So far I've been dabbing it with alcohol.
I haven't had one for many many years, but all I ever did was the same as you're doing - alcohol or peroxide . . . anything to dry it out. It's the herpes simplex virus, so I s'pose an antiviral of some sort would hurry up the healing.




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Have you tried using mouthwashes?
It`s a common way to treat it for many people here.

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This has always worked for me, and when I was a practicing Pharmacist, it was my recommendation

At the first inkling of an oncoming cold sore I will take 3 Grams of lysine followed by 2 Grams of Lysine every couple hours over the next couple of days. I would also rub in Carmex Lip Balm.

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Insulation Tim is right. It is amazing how lysine helps.

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*nods* yup Lysine .... works a treat

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This has always worked for me, and when I was a practicing Pharmacist, it was my recommendation

At the first inkling of an oncoming cold sore I will take 3 Grams of lysine followed by 2 Grams of Lysine every couple hours over the next couple of days. I would also rub in Carmex Lip Balm.
Is this 'Lysine' available OTC? Anything to help the blister dry up and go away is good IMHO

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I take the tablets. They are in the vitamin area at WalMart. I take 2 tabs twice a day the first 2 days. They are not expensive. I have heard Abreva helps too. It is a cream but kinda high.

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This has always worked for me, and when I was a practicing Pharmacist, it was my recommendation

At the first inkling of an oncoming cold sore I will take 3 Grams of lysine followed by 2 Grams of Lysine every couple hours over the next couple of days. I would also rub in Carmex Lip Balm.
Can you recommend a place to buy this product? I've looked locally and can't seem to find it - unless I'm just not looking in the right place. Or is it better to find it at an online store? I did find the Carmex Lip Balm, but not the lysine

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Can you recommend a place to buy this product? I've looked locally and can't seem to find it - unless I'm just not looking in the right place. Or is it better to find it at an online store? I did find the Carmex Lip Balm, but not the lysine
Typically in the vitamin section of the drugstore; walmart; Target, etc. It may be listed as "L-Lysine".

I also think that Carmex in conjunction with the Lysine is the key but you have to get on the regimen quickly.

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