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Hey, it's anonymous again. If you have meds insurance go grab yourself a prescription for Zovirax and hang onto it for next time. It will help, and better to have it around and choose not to use it than not have it on hand for the beginning of the *next* outbreak.

Sorry to hear you're having such frequent recurrances. I feel your pain, luckilly I've been sore free for a year or so. I find stress seems to be my biggest trigger, but I also shy away from nuts now too (and I just mean from eating too many, not cutting them out entirely) and it seems to make a difference. I also avoid lip balms like the plague, they seem to trigger sores for me.

Once I've got a sore I've been using an odd remedy to get rid of it as quickly as possilbe... I use Anbesol, an oral anesthetic available near the toothpaste section of the drug store. I apply often, 6 times a day, and it hurts like a bitch for the first minute but I find it takes out the sore in 3 days. Not sure why it works, or if its all in my head, but that's what I go for when I can't afford the pills.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 11:25

I just remembered also using Famvir to fight my cold sores. I'm pretty sure I progressed to Famvir after Zovirax. I'd suggest looking into it as well. I'm not sure which is better, each seemed helpful (not used together).

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 13:08

garlic supplements. and lots of em. natural immune booster. I used to take lysine but there is evidence that it breaks down your immune system over time.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 23:13