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I went 24 years without ever having a cold sore and felt privileged to never getting them then one stressful job later I kept getting them whenever I got my migraines. I was devastated! I'm a pharmacist and whenever anyone came into the pharmacy I would recommend aciclovir cream so I tried this. My first cold sore lasted weeks (I was in denial) and it kept stabbing and weeping and the cream did nothing. I started looking up natural remedies because I know aciclovir cream can only shorten the duration by few days and I wanted something to stop it in its tracks or prevent them. I have now perfected a routine to stop these bad boys and wanted to share it for everyone!

As soon as I feel the tingle and redness I start to take lysine 2000mg three times a day and grab an ice cube and hold it over the area until ice melts and then I make a cup of tea and use the hot tea bag and old that over the area for 15 mins. If I'm at home I do this 4 or 5 times a day. I still apply the aciclovir cream after. Within 48 hours it completely goes! Or if I haven't caught it at the tingle then the blister may come up but within 48 hrs ita reduced and gone straight to scab that falls off within a day without all the weeping and crusting. Most important thing it to AVOID picking!!

I try to take lysine daily to prevent it at 1000mg and I ran out and got migraine and then cold sore again so this time round I am never running of lysine again! If taking 1000mg lysine a day can prevent these from ever coming back I will do it!

I also try to avoid foods that have arginine in them (oats, nuts, beer, coke, peas) as this is the amino acid that the virus needs and the amino acid lysine helps to block action of arginine. I believe that the ice cube helps to freeze dry the virus as well though why it works exactly is a mystery. The ice also helps numb the area so it's not painful. I also apply lysine balm to my lips which helps a lot and keeps them soft!

I hope this works for everyone because it's saved me from getting horrendous sores which always come around when I've got a party to go to or going on holiday!

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