Cold Sores: Real Stories
Top Real Stories
1. It acted as a real life saver
It was the horror of my life when I saw three ugly cold sores covering my upper lip, just a day before my boyfriend was coming back after a month long business trip! The thought of getting dumped because of my unsightly face and faltering self esteem was getting the better of me. I simply had to get rid of these unsightly cold sores once and for all, and didn’t want to lie about them to my new boyfriend. I’ve been dealing with cold sores for years now, and they seem to cover my face at the most crucial events! The last time these ugly blisters covered my face was on the first day of my job. The cold sores made my face look utterly disgusting and I was petrified of office colleagues gossiping about it on my first day at work. I have tried taking all sorts of medication that I could get my hands on, however, nothing seemed to work as a permanent solution to cold sores. One day, I met a friend who was doing research on health products. She suggested using Liquorice Balm on my cold sores which was an effective treatment according to her research findings. I didn’t take her advise seriously, as it seemed like another one of those short term remedies. However, after going through the research literature that she gave me, I came to know about the powerful medical properties of liquorice and I was convinced. I did as she told and applied Liquorice Balm thrice a day for over two months. I am proud to say that I have successfully kept cold sores at bay for months now! I still continue to use the balm, although it is now limited to once a day. I strongly recommend it and always keep it in my purse before stepping out of the house.
2. My herbal therapy worked
I am a 25 year old man and I have been through the worst cold sore experience ever. I was always in a desperate situation to get rid of cold sores and find a sure remedy. I was diagnosed with HSV-2 infection five years ago and thought that I would be able to overcome it with medication, but it wasn’t going to be easy. For the first six months, I was free of cold sores, but after that they suddenly starting surfacing. I used to constantly have cold sores on my lips, making it embarrassing for me to go out without covering my face. I went into depression. I took a lot of OTC medicines that promised to cure cold sores, but nothing worked permanently. I started going inside my shell because of my unsightly face and developed social phobia. I was taken to a psychiatrist by my family, and he also happened to have had an episode of cold sores in his life. He told me the various natural home remedies for cold sores that completely cured him of cold sores. Initially I was apprehensive, but then I slowly started the natural treatment and came to know that nature has a cure for everything. It took three months for the treatment to show its results, and I was surprised by the way it was cured. Since that day, I have never had a single episode of cold sore infection on my body. The main herbal treatments comprised of a lemon balm which I used to dab on my sores around 12 times a day. My diet comprised of a lot of yogurt which has the power to hinder the growth of virus. I also used to apply a concoction of tea tree oil and olive oil and used to apply it at least thrice a day.
3. A healthy lifestyle is the perfect solution
I’ve been getting cold sores since I was a toddler, perhaps because of the fact that my mother suffers from them too. I get cold sores all over my face: on my chin, my cheek and even on the side of my nose. These places for cold sores are very rare, as they mostly happen on the lips. Earlier, I used to think of them as zits, thanks to my mother. However, after high school I realized that they were cold sores not zits, that would go away with time. Things had worsened by then and I actually looked like a leper with mortifying facial herpes! Sometimes the outburst is so severe that my entire face gets covered with these repulsive blisters. I’ve not been able to have a normal love life because of that. It’s very stressful for me to go on dates with a face full of cold sores. I know that there are a lot of worse things going on in the world, but why me? Well, I later met a friend who had successfully rid herself of cold sores. She told me to change my lifestyle and get on a healthy diet with a lot of exercise. That did reduce the frequency of the outbreaks, because this viral infection attacks your immune system. A healthy diet and exercise strengthens the immune system and fights against the virus causing cold sores.
4. It changed my life
I have been battling cold sores for 18 years now. Cold sores are a kind of Herpes but quite different from Genital Herpes. Initially, my friends poked fun at me for having sexual herpes on my mouth, because they only knew that herpes was contracted sexually and were unaware of a herpes-like condition called ‘cold sores’. It used to make me feel really low, and I couldn’t get around with my explanations every now and then. I used to put in earnest efforts in trying to get rid of cold sores immediately after an outbreak, but unfortunately, nothing used to work. There are a lot of remedies that are available online, but nothing seemed to work for me. I believe that nothing can work against cold sores externally and to get rid of this problem for good, you will have to defeat it internally. I had a job and I didn’t want to get ridiculed every day with a massive cold sore on my face. I was the joke at the workplace, and people just wouldn’t take me seriously. This led to a lot of insecurity and I became even more desperate for instant results. I consulted a particular doctor and he suggested Valtrex which is the first prescription ever for this viral infection. I went ahead with it and it did eliminate the cold sore when it had just erupted. This drug worked wonders for me and has changed my life.
5. A miracle did wonders
I recently got a blistering cold sore on the top of my lip, which was as big as a coin. It completely freaked me out. After giving a good thought as to why I got a cold sore, it dawned upon me that I had been sharing lip gloss with my best friend who had cold sores. I became paranoid and started watching out for her touching my things, especially things that touched her lips. I made sure I avoided all kinds of contact with her, because I had no idea of how to control it and staying away from her seemed the only option, even though she was my best friend. However, sanity prevailed and I mustered enough courage to tell her the truth. Both of us decided to find a cure for it and fight it out. We went to a doctor, who told us that cold sores were a form of Herpes. He prescribed Valtrex, which stops the infection from spreading further. It was a miracle prescription for us, as both of us were cured completely!