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The best method i've found for cold sores
Submitted by B Klesitz
Yesterday when I woke up, I could feel the tingle and the swelling on my lip. I immediately put Campho-phenique ointment on it and did so for the rest of the day. At night the blister was swollen pretty bad and I wasn't sure to pop it or not. The last cold sore I had lasted over a week and I have a huge weekend coming up so I researched about what to do.
I read that I should pop it, but be careful as to not spread it. I sterilized a needle, popped it and soaked a cotton ball in yes, mouthwash, the strongest antiseptic I could find. I drained the ooze and held the cotton ball on my lip for about 10-15 minutes. This morning I popped it again and repeated this process. When I woke up, my lip was swollen, but the cold sore was just a little bit larger than yesterday, as to be expected. I have taken two 500 mg tylenol every 6 hours and my fat lip has went down and the blister is looking as if it's ready to scab over.
All this 30 hours after the onset. I have tried abreva and other ointments in the 7 years I have had to deal with this problem. This has been by far the fastest cure I have found. Make sure you drink lots of milk and eat lots of yogurt with live cultures. This has a protein that fights the infection. I have been taking lysine, about 3000 mg. this too will help.
I will put neosporin on it to speed the recovery. Once it has scabbed over, just tear the scab off gently and repeat with the mouthwash to kill any germs that may still be there. The scabs are huge, but if you remove them the new skin can grow faster and it will look a lot better. Good Luck, these things are so