Stupid Cold Sores


It’s that time of year again.

And I for one dread it.

For those of you who have never had the opportunity to battle a cold sore, you should count your blessings.

For those of you, who like me, have the distinct aggravation of dealing with these stupid things more than once a year, this might be helpful to you.

On Monday, I had planned to take full advantage of the holiday with my fellas. Instead, when I woke up, I felt like I had been run over by a bus. I spent the whole day in my big, blue, bloggy chair, only I wasn’t blogging. I was dozing. And moaning. And maybe whining too, although you’d have to ask McDaddy about that. I was happy that McDaddy was home, because he was able to take care of the kids in between trips to the garage to install his new bumper on the heap (ahem! I mean Jeep).

The good news is that whatever it was hung around for a day and then took off for unknown parts (McDaddy). The bad news is that it hung around long enough to cover my bottom lip in cold sores.

I’d just as soon be sick for another day than to deal with stupid cold sores for a week or more.

At the first sign of the stupid things, I did apply the costly, but effective Abreva to my entire lip and at least it kept the burning, tingling sensation at bay. It is the best medicine I’ve found so far to even make a difference, and that works for me! The little tube you see over there will set you back approximately $23.99, but a little bit of it goes a long way. 

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  1. weeble says

    At the first sign of coldsore, I take a Lysine, 1oe 2 a day and it is gone in 1 or 2 days. Amazing!

  2. jean says

    I’m sorry. I didn’t know. I’m just catching up on your entries from over a week ago. I hope you are all better now. You’d think I live in a cave — actually, I do. I’m at home with the exceptions of the days I’m at church working. I gave up on worshipping at church on Sundays — or any other time for that matter. I stay home and watch someone sleep. 🙁