Last week I woke up from a nap with a tingly sensation and the white tip already forming of the awful cold sore. My boyfriend was coming back from a Long trip in a few days and there was no way I was going to let this cold sore get in the way. I've suffered from cold sores the last year and finally beat one-so never again!!!
First- go to your local vitamin store and get..Oil Of Oregano, Lysine pills, Monolaurin, Vitamin C, Olive Leaf pills. As you can see, all of these have antiviral/antibacterial properties.
Apply Oil of Oregano to your lip and take it orally. I took it all day long.
The Lysine & vit C caps are so big that I would open the capsules and put it in a shot of water so it was easier to take. I actually liked the flavor too. Do this on an empty stomach. The olive leaf and monolaurin was taken with food.
Do this All day long for the first 1-3 days. Heavy dosages!
Oil Of Oregano (All day on lip and orally about 4xday)
Monolaurin (about 4 pills 3xday)
Olive Leaf (about 2 pills 3xday)
Lysine (about 2 pills 3xday)
Vit C (about 2 pills 3xday)
It was a lot of work but I was determined to get better without suffering thru an embarrassing outbreak. I used to use tea tree oil and whiskey on the lip but I have never seen anything work as efficiently as oil of oregano. If you only do 1 thing out of my list it's Oil of Oregano!! Do it! You won't regret it. And of course ice through out the day.