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    I normally get one outbreak a year, around Christmas. As of this morning, I am on my THIRD coldsore since Xmas. WTH?!

    I treat with Abreva. I hate cold sores! Why am I getting so many?!

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    I think there is a prescription that you can take to prevent them.
    I get one a year and hate them!

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    Have you gone to the doctor about it? They have a perscriptioin they can give you that I find really helps. You take the pill as soon as you feel the cold sore coming and it should stop it from coming!!

    I have a problem with cold sores too! UGH I hate them!
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    I have one right now too... maybe there was a micro-bug in the air because I've seen others with them too this week.
    I hate them too!!

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    I think aside from all the stress I've been under, my lip balm pot is contaminated. I should have known better!



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    Yeah get a prescription for Zovirax ointment- it is the bomb if you put it on as soon as you feel the tingle.

    For me coldsores come when my immunity is down- usually have a cold or some other sickness, or just feeling stressed and rundown. Oh, and at that time of the month!

    What about taking some vitamin C and D or other immunity boosters?
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    I have 4 boys ages 7, 5, and 3 and newborn

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    Abreva is not an antiviral medication so don't waste your money.
    Get a prescription for Zovirax, both cream and pills. That will take care of it quickly. In addition to that, take LYSINE supplements which will help in the healing process.

    I get cold sores VERY often and they are usually horrible and very large. But as soon as you feel the tingle, start Zovirax and Lysine and you will be ok.

    good luck!

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    i have a yucky cold sore right now too. Mine is from my immune system being so low, because I've been so sick


    I hate coldsores!

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    I get them when stressed. I am just getting over 4 on my lips, thanks to being in the hospital and all that crap!!

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    Stress will do it.
    When I feel it coming, I cover it in penatin cream and leave it covered for the day (obvioulsy I stay home that day) and usually they are gone within the next 48 hours.

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    well that would explain alot.. period, stress, everyone sick here... and a nice one right on the lip..

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