John SD said:The amino acid L-Lysine in tablet form on your health food store shelf is supposed to help with cold sores. I don't remember where or how I got that information!
theHiredMansWife said:My four year old gets them fairly often, too.
The OTC Abreva works really well. It must burn a bit because she always complains, but it's better than letting it get big and ugly and taking a week or better to go away.
katrina said:Geeze Mike that was rather graffic don't you think???? :shock: :shock:
Mike said:II. Causes:
* There are two kinds of herpes virus, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 virus causes 60% of the cold sores so common on the lips and face. The other 40% of cases are caused by type 2. On the genitalia these percentages are reversed, that is 40% of genital herpes cases are caused by type 1 and 60% of cases are caused by type 2.