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Cold sores...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Anyone else suffer these horrible facial additions?

I tend to have them at least twice a year. Most annoying I must say. I so want to burst the blister but I know I probably shouldn't.

If I was to pop it, what's the best way?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do :(

    Get them when I'm run down, which seems to be pretty much constantly these days. Last winter I had 9 of the bastards in 8 weeks. Not fun.

    If you can resist popping them (I know it's hard!) then they go away quicker. And try to avoid touching them!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to get them but I haven't for a couple of years, try not to burst them as they look worse and take longer to clear up, I never used zovirax or anything as I didn't find it worked but I used to dab mine with TCP, it stung like hell but it really dries them up quick.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I was younger I used to get them all the time especally in the winter but not so much now that I'm older.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't get them, but i imagine the best way to pop them would be the same as with pimples, sterilise a needle and the area and pop it. I could be wrong though? *waits for someone to tell me that would make it worse*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well it's been and gone. But using accivlior cream (sp?) and not touching it. The quickest one I've ever had. Good stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you shouldn't pop them as the fluid in them carries the virus and could transfer so you'd end up getting them on another part of your body too. Also, no kissing/oral sex while you're shedding for the same reason.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I suffer from cold sores. The last couple of times I started applying acyclovir cream to speed up the healing. It is quite effective for cold sores. BTW, when the blisters are covered with cream it helps to avoid touching.
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