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I recently got a cold sore on my lip and thought it was just a regular cold sore those that come once a in a very long time but i dont think that is the case. I tried carmex and i know this was stupid but i put vapor rub and it made it worse... It felt like i killed my nerve lost feeling on that part of the lip. Well it took a real long time.. to heal and was like super embarssed. I talked to a doctor online and she recommended L-lysine 500mg but now i get the tingly burning itchy kinda feeling more often... feels like that most of the time. Make me very self consious about it because i get nervouse and worrie if im going to get a breakout. Really sad and depressed... I hope that there will be a cure one of these days.... I have not gone to go get tested because im really embarassed but im sure it is HSV1. I dont know what to do......

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All cold sores are some form of the herpes virus. Sometimes they are worse than others for various differing reasons.

There are antiviral medications that your dr can prescribe to help them heal faster and there are otc treatments that help do the same thing. Then there are ways to boost your immune system such as taking lysine that can keep you from getting ob's at all.

Here are some links you might want to read.



Have you tried Abreva? If you use it right when your cold sore is starting it can help keep it from getting larger. It is a tiny little tube and is pricey. The least expensive place I've found it is at Target.

Here is a link to helping with outbreaks.


Try to keep your spirits up and read up on things that will help you keep the ob's under control. It will help you not to be so worried because you'll know what you can do for them.

Best wishes.

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