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#1 of 7 Old 10-23-2006, 01:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Since I was a little kid, I've gotten a cold sore on the exact same place on my lip. It happened maybe once every 1 or 2 years... but for the past 2 years I've gotten one every 3-4 months. What's the deal?! Are these maybe not cold sores, but vitamin deficiencies or something? How can I get rid of them after they start, and prevent them? AHHH it's driving me crazy! :


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I never get or got one but my ds does and I am curious to any replies.:
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Sounds like Herpes. From the Mayo Clinic: The scenario is all too familiar: You feel a tingling on your lip and a small, hard spot that you can't yet see. Sure enough, in a day or two, red blisters appear on your lip. It's another cold sore, probably happening at a bad time, and there's no way to hide it or make it go away quickly.

Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are quite different from canker sores, a condition people sometimes associate them with. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, and they're contagious

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Take L-Lysine, an amino acid, in somewhat larger does for a few months. Then, just take them when you feel a sore starting. This reduces the frequency, severity, and duration. I've done that for canker sores and seen great results. My understanding is that it's the same for cold sores.
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I always get them when my immune system is low, when I'm ill or just run-down, after childbirth, etc. Take L-lyseine like pp mentioned. It really helps. Also, vitamin C. And you want to avoid dairy products, grains and foods high in sugar.
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ditto on the lysine. also when you feel one coming on put ice on it. they dont like cold, i was told. another thing i do is put a moistened tea bag on it too. i've read that too much arginine may cause it to reappear which can be found in chocolate, dairy, peanuts, oatmeal, peas, etc. but ask your doctor about it. good luck. i hate 'em too.
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I get the same 2 cold sores when I'm stressed. I have "Cold Sore Wizard", I think that's what it's called. It has a wizard on the bottle. If you put it on repeatedly throughout the day when you first get that little itch or tingle, it prevents the cold sore from coming out.
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