Lysine and Cold Sores

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Lexingtongue, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Lexingtongue

    Lexingtongue Striker

    Anyone used this to help get them under control? I've had three on the bounce and I'm fucking sick to death of them, becoming the bane of my life. Any other old wives' tales also appreciated. Sick of the fuckers.
  2. fry

    fry Goalkeeper

    I used to get them really bad as a young'un. Tried lysine tablets, Zovirax and all the creams under the sun and it never worked...

    Now if I feel one coming on (rarely, touch wood) then I blitz it straight away with an infrared doodah I bought from amazon; coupled with sticking Compeed cold sore patches on. They are immense, put it on tight enough and it keeps the swelling down and doesn't give it time to scab.

    Cold sores are horrific man, but doing the above is the least painless and unsightly way I've found to manage them.
  3. Patch

    Patch Winger

    I just use generic Zovirax. It's only a quid a tube. I have one in my laptop bag, desk, coat pocket, etc. slightest tingle and I'm onto it. I still get the odd one but avoid quite a few.

    I use Blistex once it's inactive and the thing is usually gone within a week.
  4. Old Prestonian

    Old Prestonian Striker

    Using Lipsyl to keep lips moist helps me to avoid them. Prevention is much better than cure as nowt really works to get rid of the bastards.
  5. Spenny

    Spenny Striker

    I buy 400mg Aciclovir tablets on line. Take 5 a day for 5 days to almost guarantee 3 to 6 months without one. Or as I tend to do now just take one as soon as you feel the first tingle.
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  6. In the States I was prescribed tablets for herpes. Can't for e life of me remember what they were called. If you have normal herpes you take one a day but for cold sores, I took one as soon as I felt it in the morning, then one on the afternoon and they never came back. Can't get the doctors to prescribe it over here though.

    I've started using the Boots electronic device thing, and that seems to work well.

    Edit: they were called Valtrex. Slightly different from acyclovir.
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  7. Spenny

    Spenny Striker

    An ex army medic first gave me them offshore. He reckoned they had never returned with some after doing the 5 a day for 5 days treatment. I usually get about 6 months clear but forget to repeat it until one springs up again. I carry them all the time now as they are the only thing I have known that stops them in their tracks and I must have tried the lot.

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  8. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    When I used to get the odd one I used a balm called Snowfire, you can order it online or buy it from Boots. It's a green stick and smells quite strong but it works.

    It takes away the urge to touch them and you forget they're there. Plus it stops them flaring up if you catch it early.

    I never get any now so not sure if it's a cure as well as a balm.
  9. RTRsBM

    RTRsBM Striker

    I've had a couple start to come so I put that green stuff on that a lot of Vietnamese use for everything from a cold to a heart attack. Seems to do the trick and stop them coming.
  10. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    The Snowfire I mentioned is green and one of its core ingredients is Petroleum.
  11. RTRsBM

    RTRsBM Striker

    This stuff is liquid but possibly similar ingredients.
  12. portypaul

    portypaul Full Back

    Yuck fookin herpes. hide yur heed in a bag
  13. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor


    I get cold sores with frequency which is quite troublesome so like @Spenny I buy aciclovir online.

    Works out at about £14 a month I think.
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  14. CheersMarra84

    CheersMarra84 Striker

    You might want to get your immune system under control mate. I got one off some dirty bewer years ago, and every time I'm run down I get one.
  15. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    I don't think there's any antiviral action to Snowfire (I would hazard a guess there is isn't) but if it works it works!

    Something like 80% of adults have oral HSV-1 mind. It's incredibly prevalent because it's a very sneaky bastard and never ever goes away.

    Even when you have no active cold sore you can still be shedding the virus and pass it on.
  16. Lexingtongue

    Lexingtongue Striker

    How would I do that? Im under no stress right now, eating healthy, working out regularly. Getting them now really baffles me...
  17. CheersMarra84

    CheersMarra84 Striker

    I don't know, I just know I only get them when I'm run down or not sleeping, hungover etc. Regularly change your towel, bedsheets etc I found helped.
  18. sima-hebburn

    sima-hebburn Winger

    HONEY, its magic, got to be the raw honey from amazon, amazing for skin

    A research study by Al-Waili (2004) [page references] tested the application of honey to fever blisters, as opposed to acyclovir cream (a prescription antiviral medication).

    The study's findings were that the honey treatment performed better. Specifically: "The mean duration of attacks and pain, occurrence of crusting, and mean healing time with honey treatment were 35%, 39%, 28% and 43% better" than when the prescription item was used.
  19. Maxnormal

    Maxnormal Midfield

    I take a daily multivitamin- A,C, E & Selenium and haven't had one in the 3 years I've been taking the daily Mick mill. Fucking hate cold sores.
  20. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    I agree but it definitely deals with the symptoms.

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