Cold sores: LIfe ruiners?

Cold sores: LIfe ruiners?

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Bronx, NY

#1 Dec 14, 2007
So I have a lesion on my lip and the dermatologist said it was probably a cold sore. I gave this information to my boyfriend who then told me if I've given it to him he will break up with me. Not even genitally. Just orally. Is this reasonable? I think it's ridiculous, but am I wrong? I would feel guilty if it turns out he got them from me, it is a nuisance that never goes away, but he is convinced that his life will be ruined. Is that true?

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Jan 18, 2008
No, theres 2 types of herpes HSV-1 and HSV-2.
HSV-1 causes the vast majority of oral herpes ("cold sores" or "fever blisters"). About 60% of the US population over the age of 12 is infected with HSV-1 virus. However, only about one third of people who are infected recall ever having any symptoms.

So your boyfriend could have been the one carrying them and he didnt even know.. that's what happen to me and my girlfriend... aparently she was freaking out because i had herpes and she was scare that it was goin to be in my blood... we went to the doctor and when she said that i just had a cold sore wich is a form of HSV-1, my gfriend said that she's had those before... so pretty much she gave em to me... this type of virus HSV1 it has nothing to do with the genital parts...

Tallahassee, FL

#3 Jan 18, 2008

this might help you too.

United States

#4 Oct 14, 2008
Unfortunately I always say "cold sores ruin lives" because I have them and I think they are one of the worst things ever. I also think you should tell your boyfriend this:
Almost all people have the herpes virus just the majority do not get visible breakouts. You could pick cold sores up from anywhere. Yeah he would be more succeptable while with you but the truth is trying to avoid cold sores by avoiding people with them is not going to keep you clean.
If he loved you he wouldn't care as much, it's not your fault and you can't control it, plus it's not like you're going to try and give it to him anyways.

United States

#5 Nov 3, 2010
Yes unfortunatly when you are younger and in achool it sucks even more to have this virus because everyone notices amd your the topic je school being called an infested dirty person:(((

Since: Nov 10

Sun Valley, CA

#6 Nov 3, 2010
My Cold Sore remedy:

I take Lysine everyday but if I get a cold sore I up my intake by 25-30% I take a lot haha, I take like 6000 mg a day (i feel safe) so when I get a cold sore I take about 9,000 mg a day. I use the ORIGIN brand the pills are 1000 MG each not 500 MG like most.

I also was recently introduced by my boyfriends Mom who also gets cold sores (as does my boyfriend and his sisters and maybe his dad not sure) to something called Alcortin A the website is here: bout.php

Yes you need a prescription for it, but it's not hard to get, My doctor wasnt sure about it at first but then asked her fellow dermatologist friend about it and she said she'd prescribe it to me if he said it was safe and it viola it was! The website says these are the active ingredients in Alcortin A:(Alcortin A contains 1% iodoquinol, an anti-infective ingredient, with 2% hydrocortisone acetate, a well-known anti-inflammatory agent)

I used it before at the first sign of a cold sore and it never developed, just went away....amazing! and then this past week I was stressed, eating foods high in arginine (pumpkin cheese cake with nuts), and also have a cold and sure enough one popped up in the middle of the night and instead of treating it right away (usually I will wake up and run to the bathroom and take the Lysine and put the Alcortin A on it) I was sick with a fever and thought of as a dream haha and ended up just itching silly right? silly codiene cough syrup, i blame you! but in the morning I rushed to action and took Lysine like a true addict and doused my lip in green goo (aka Alcortin A) and I got the cold sore on Monday and today is Wednesday and it's already 50% better, I feel so blessed to have found this and I hope I can help someone else too, because I know how awful cold sores are :(

I use to use lemons, abreva, carmax, this stuff from New Zealand but nothing has helped as much as Alcortin A and Lysine for me.


Since: Mar 13

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#8 Mar 12, 2013
I used to feel super sensitive about mine too. PLease Please Please, give this a try:

This stuff saved my life. Be sure to use as the tell you 4x per day. you will not have cold sores anymore. 8-)

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