If you’ve never actually had a cold sore, you won’t know just how horrible they are. Not only can they make you feel really, really unwell, but they look all kinds of awful as well. There are degrees of cold sores – I’ve had them for years, and my son gets them too, but my daughter and my husband have never, ever had one. You can get tiny cold sores that are barely noticable or you can get giant cold sores that throb on your face – I cannot tell you how much I hate them. All anyone else can do is stare at the sore on your face, meaning that your confidence takes a nosedive. I’ve been known to cancel things because I literally cannot bear the fact that it’s the focal point of all of me!

I will very happily discuss cold sores and the impact they have on how you feel (you can feel shivery, headachey and generally very lacklustre as though you’re on the edge of flu) because I would do just about anything to be rid of them. It’s kind of amazing to me that we can can send men to the moon and we can do heart transplants but we can’t eradicate cold sores. Anything new that comes along, such as SoreFix Cold Sore Treatment, I am game on to try. At the moment, I don’t (thankfully) have a cold sore, but I’m intrigued that Sorefix is able to treat cold sores differently to other creams on the market, which to be honest, have never made a jot of difference to me.

SoreFix Cold Sore Lip Balm
SoreFix Cold Sore Lip Balm

Regular cold sore treatments can only target skin cells when the cold sore virus has infected them; SoreFix prevents healthy cells from becoming infected, so if you apply at the tingle stage, the sore is contained and won’t grow or spread. It makes so much sense that due to a lack of healthy cells to infect the sore will just kind of fizzle out, rather than spread. If sun is your cold sore trigger, the fact that SoreFix has SPF30 should very much reduce your chances of getting one in the first place.

The tricky thing about cold sores is that they add insult to injury – generally, they hit when you’re stressed or run down so just to compound the misery, a cold sore! Anything that produces a reduction in symptoms (my goodness, they itch, but it’s a pain-itch) and reduces the time it hangs around on your face is well worth having in the bathroom cabinet at all times so you can start to treat the second you feel a tingle.

SoreFix Cold Sore Lip Balm
SoreFix Cold Sore Lip Balm

There’s very little you can do to cover a cold sore, so I’m not going to recommend anything to ‘hide’ or disguise – my personal experience is if you do use anything, it just makes everything worse. However, I do know that my son has found Lysene supplements helpful (even though they’re huge) in reducing outbreaks, but you need to take them consistently. Don’t use lipsticks or make up over the cold sore – the emolients just soften the scabs (I know, I’m sorry!) and the whole thing has to start healing over again. Cold sores are infectious so wash your hands as much as you possibly can, wipe down your computer keyboard, phones etc with disinfectant wipes and change your pillowcase every day. And don’t touch it!

If you develop a cold sore, then really you need to take it as a sign that you need to look after yourself; hunker down with Netflix, get lots of rest, make shed loads of fruit smoothies and do whatever it takes to de-stress as much as you can. If there is anything at all positive to be found in having a cold sore, it’s that it is licence to chill and pamper. So, do!

You can find SoreFix Cold Sore Lip Balm at branches of Savers and on-line HERE. It’s £7.49 but if you use the code ‘prevent25’ you’ll get 25% off and free postage.

 

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