Thursday, May 3, 2007

Cold Sore,ARRRGH!

Can I just say how much I HATE cold sores? I'm always ducking my kids arms just on the chance that they might hit my sore. Besides being painful,they make me feel so ugly! My sister and my niece get them too but neither of my parents do,go figure. I use Abreva on them and for $12 you get a tiny tube that lasts for 1 cold sore. I only get sores a few times a year but that is enough for me. When I was in the hospital after I had Brayden,I broke out in 4 cold sores,all in one spot on my top lip. Because obviously I didn't have enough pain in my body,I needed more! *rolleyes* I've heard folic acid can help keep the sores away so I may have to try that. Woe is me. ;-)

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Kate said...

Aww . . . that just hoovers! I'm sorry!

Lorie said...

Lysine in the vitamin section helps too. I get one everytime the weather changes. no jokee. I like abriva too.

Stacey said...

Thanks for the info Lorie. :-)

Lorie said...

I was just going to say that the lysine is a preventative thing, you have to keep taking it to work.

Michelle said...

YUCKY! I don't get cold sores but my husband does. They are really ugly and just disgusting. I'm sorry you have another one. That blows me away that you had 4 all in the same spot right after you had Brayden. You poor thing! My husband buys the off brand stuff for his cold sores, the container is a little bigger and I don't think it's as expensive. It works almost as well too. I hope it goes away soon. *hugs*

Lorie said...

Hey Stacey!

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Red Sox Mama said...

Bummer! I'm sorry! I've never had them, my mom gets them but fortunately neither dh, dd nor I have had them. I hope it heals soon!