Cold Sore Season - What do you use?

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  1. imported_KuJaX

    imported_KuJaX Platinum Member

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    It is cold sore season. I always get a cold sore between October and December. I've tried a few different products with minimal success.

    What do you use for your cold sores to KEEP THEM AWAY or atleast help the healing process?

    discuss! :)

    edit: yes herpes on the mouth. 90% of people have it, while a smaller percentage actually have outbreaks/shows symptoms.
     
  2. iwantanewcomputer

    iwantanewcomputer Diamond Member

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    i don't kiss girls
     
  3. olds

    olds Elite Member

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    I don't have herpes
     
  4. Mojoed

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    Do you mean "cold sores" as in the herpes simplex virus? Or lip cracking/splitting due to dry air?
     
  5. fishface313

    fishface313 Senior member

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    a cold sore is a form of herpes...i hope whoever your kissing doesnt have any other STD's any lower on their body...oh, and good game!
     
  6. djheater

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    It's likely that you do but don't manifest the symptoms... something like 90% carry the virus, and while I know you're 'special' it's not in that way.
     
  7. imported_KuJaX

    imported_KuJaX Platinum Member

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    can we get some real replies please.
     
  8. surreal1221

    surreal1221 Golden Member

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    I would suggest Kank-A
     
  9. Mojoed

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    How about you clarify first? Are you talking about herpes simplex outbreaks, or dry/cracked lips due to dry weather?

     
  10. preslove

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    I use neosporin (sp?)
     
  11. YoshiSato

    YoshiSato Banned

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    There are 3 things that I use when I get a cold sore.

    Viracton(teracane) its a numbing agent that works wounders.
    Chapstick medicate gel
    Valtrix(need a perscription from your doctor) Instead of 2 weeks of hell you should only maybe only 2-3 days. Standard RX is for 1 day(down from 3 days) This works by supression the replication of the virus instead of just making you feel better while your immune system fighting a full virus outbreak

     
  12. wfbberzerker

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    sea anenomes.
     
  13. Specop 007

    Specop 007 Diamond Member

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    What do I use?
    Discretion.
     
  14. IrocZman223

    IrocZman223 Senior member

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    Seems like only Carmex works for me
     
  15. Crucial

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    Carmex FTW!

    For the record I don't get sores on any part of my body thank you very much.
     
  16. Fenixgoon

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    dude, most peopel you meet HAVE the herpes simplex virus. hell, you could have it and it just hasn't come into form (ie, cold sores)
     
  17. Armitage

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    Abreva is the only OTC thing I've tried that works. Definitely knocks a few days off, and helps the severity as well, but you have to get it as soon as you feel it. Expensive, but it works. I have some topical valtrex samples that work well also.
     
  18. MX2

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    I think I read somewhere that more than 80% of the population has some form of herpes or another:(
     
  19. Colt45

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    FTW
     
  20. yhelothar

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    Chickenpox is a form of herpes too.
    Anyways, my gf has the cold sore, and I kissed her quite a bit. Still no cold sores for me :)
     
  21. imported_KuJaX

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    Abreeva FTW!
     
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  24. mrphones

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    Abreva

    If you feel one coming on, just rub that cream on it and it will never hit the surface, great stuff!!! Cost is a bit much but well worth it....
     
  25. PingSpike

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    Where did you read that? Its estimated that 20-25 percent of adults carry the virus, although many do not exhibit symptoms.