Help! I have a cold sore a week before.
Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:21 PM
Has anyone had this problem before and what did you use to get rid of it FAST?
Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:37 PM
Call your doctor right away and ask for a prescription for an antiviral medication. Explain how you're getting married in a week and really need to get it cleared up ASAP!
Usually I just use Abreva and it goes away after about a week. I had a really bad outbreak a few months ago and was better in a few days after starting the antiviral medicine. I tried the Abreva at first and it just kept getting worse so I called the doc. Hopefully if you get medicated quick enough, it won't be as bad.
I've read you can hold a tea bag on your lip to reduce the swelling. I also read you can do the same thing with a cotton ball soaked in milk. (My disclaimer: I've never tried these...)
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:27 PM
You'll be fine....just Breathe!
Posted 29 May 2010 - 06:22 PM
It's always good to have a fillled prescription on hand if you suffer from cold sores since the outbreaks are usually triggered by stress. If you start the prescription(s) NOW, you should be good by next week.
Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:36 PM
Always have a course of valcylovir, also called Valtrex at home with you (your doctor shouldn't have a problem prescribing this) as soon as you feel the signs of getting a cold sore, tinglying, warmth all that jazz take 2grams of valcyclovir, then 12 hours later take another 2 grams. If you take the first dose of valcyclovir soon enough it can actually prevent the cold sore from blistering... at very least it will speed up the recovery!
I also buy L-lysine... it is a herbal remedy that helps with cold sores. It is actually more for prevention, I'll be taking it regularly for about 2 weeks before my wedding to make sure a cold sore doesn't pop up!I
For topical management you can get acyclovir ointment, or abreva... I'm really not sure what actually works better.
I hope your cold sore cleared up in time!!! Or at least wasn't contagious still for that first kiss!! hehe
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