Cold sores..what a pain

@Jshean20 (14367)
Canada
December 4, 2006 4:07am CST
Cord sores are a pain in the neck and are also physically painful! Do you get cold sores? If so, how often and what do you put on them? I find that putting ice on it soothes it for awhile.
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
8 Dec 06
I just posted this answer on another posting. I am not sure it is ethical and I may get the boot for it but here goes. I hope it will help. I used to suffer a great deal from canker sores. They are horrendous. When I was in Mexico my mouth was so swollen I could hardly talk. I went to the Embassy nurse and asked her what could be done. She gave me a small pox vacination and they cleared up in a couple of days. I would get canker sores about 20 times a year. In one month alone I had 14 innoculations....I had no reaction because my body was already imune to the smallpox virus. The nurse told me that canker sores are caused by a virus. Up to that time (in the late 1950's all the research that had been carried out was that the only other creature, plant, or whatever where the same virus was found was in the cockroach. Since the cockroach is the carrier of many disceases it could not be used for a vacine. A small pox vacine is a living virus. By inserting another living vacine it will attack and kill the canker sore virus. As for another cure...I use ANBESOL....it kills the pain and cures the wounds. It has other uses but is specifically for oral cures and toothaches. It is a miracle worker. However, it is not easy to find outside the US. Here in Europe it can be purchased in Gibralter and England for sure as I have had friends buy it for me. I might add that since the treatment rendered by the nurse....I now rarely get canker sores. (PS: it can also be used in children that are teething and I used to buy it in supermarkets.)
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
8 Dec 06
oops I'm sorry I should have cut out the part about cankers. But I believe that cold sores are an external extension of the canker. ANBESOL also does wonders for cold sores.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
thank you
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
cold sores - cold sores
Hmmm..I just had a cold sores a couple of weeks ago. I went to my doctor and he advised me to put cream on it. Its Viaderm KC CRM. Thanks to this cream my cold sores is now gone!
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
thank you
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I've been lucky, never had a cold sore, or a canker sore for that matter. Here's a few links with some herbal remedies for them, the first one look under C. http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_indx.htm#Q This site I was reading through, lots of uses for tea tree oil. Smells bad though, I find it clears my sinuses pretty good lol. Can get a medium sized bottle for about 4 dollars here in the US. http://www.teatreeoiluses.com/tea-tree-oil-uses-human.htm
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
thank you
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Laser is very helpful. Home use soft laser is very good and very effective.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
Oh ok thanks
@pancra (455)
• Argentina
4 Dec 06
I agree that cold sores are really painful. I usually get them once a month and my doctor told me that it's because of my hormones changing. Thankfully, some months my hormones stay put! I got used to them, but I really hate to get them in the summer because the heat makes them really unconfortable. I use over the counter medication for them, but mostly just wait until they disappear on their own.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
I find that they really hurt when the sweat drips in
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Yes, they're pain alright. I haven't had them for awhile. I usually get them when I eat alot of salt in a week. I use over the counter medications for that.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
I use over the counters too..have you tried "Lipactin"?
• United States
11 Apr 07
i get one or two cold sores a year. they're usually brought on by stress. i don;t really use anything on them, just ride it out til' they go away/
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I don't get them that much.. When i do get it, Its when i get a really bad cold. And when i do get one.. i do put something but to be honest i just can't remember right now.. uggggggghhhh i hate when that happens.. But they do hurt and it sucks just to have them.
• United States
17 Dec 06
Knock on wood I think it has been over a year since I have had a coldsore. I usually get them in the center in between my nose and my lip. I have found a great little medicine that helps keep them small and speeds up the healing time by about 2 or 3 days. (I usually get cold sore that last about a week or a little more.) I got it at Wal-Mart years ago and it is called Zilactin-L. The "L" stands for Lysine-which you can also buy it in the form of a pill at any health food store. It does not usually prevent the sore from coming on, but the antioxidants in it help keep the tissue from swelling.
• Singapore
17 Dec 06
i dont think i ever get cold sores yet, but at least i know how to smooth its pain when i got 1 now.. =D
• United States
8 Dec 06
I get them a couple of times a year. I use abrieva the moment I feel one coming on. I put it on a little more often than the recommended dose. They seem to go away quicker since I started using this stuff. I would worry about ice if it's even partly open because they could spread to other parts of your face.