I have a cold sore/herpes blister/whatever you want to call it on my lower lip. Haven't had one in years since I started a really good vitamin. I guess holiday stress or whatever caused it. Anyone know if Abreva is okay to use during breastfeeding? Any natural remedies that work well? It hurts like crazy and I know my head-butting son (9 months old) is gonna slam me over and over the next few days. Help!
Cold sore help, please
I don't think there's a single pharmaceutical I keep on hand and use for myself - OTC or rx, except for use on my cold sores. I've used Abreva and it has really helped them feel better and heal more quickly. I've also gotten a Rx for a different antiviral - blanking - acyclovir, I think? A dentist actually rx'd it for me. Anyway, I'm so sorry :( I tend to feel sick throughout my whole body - not just on my lip - when I have one. Headache, sore throat sometimes, body aches - general malaise, I guess. My best offense is a good defense, lol, but sometimes I don't get good sleep and stressors affect me more, then bam. Probably get them at least 6x/year. Wonder if there's a good homeopathic approach to cold sores? I'd bet Hale's would address Abreva or a different topical antiviral - do you know a LLL leader? hope you feel better soon!