Thursday, December 11, 2008

Big ugly cold sore!

I'm bummed, I have a holiday party to go to Friday night and My husband and I are hosting a big holiday party this Saturday and I have a big ugly cold sore.
It started Tuesday morning. I put ice on it and went right to the pharmacy for some Abreva after work and have been regularly apply it.

In the grand scheme of things, I realize a cold sore isn't that big of a deal, but since it's the biggest issue for me 'right now' - I'm bummed that any photos of me will have a swollen lip with a big ugly cold sore on it.

I hear other people get cold sores but it seems like I don't see them around and do wish I could hide my ugly cold sore at home.


Anonymous said...

i know exactly how u feel!it really is quite annoying.i take lysine tablets twice a day and they also help get rid of cold sores faster.

Anissa said...

My sister gets these a lot. She gets Valtrex from her doctor, which makes them go away really fast. I think it's just a pill or two. Just an idea.

Hope it clears fast.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the recommendations.
I've heard of Lysine, but I haven't tried them - are they over the counter.

I hadn't heard of Valtrex - I look into that too.

Thanks for visiting!

spyscribbler said...

LOL, I know it's not funny at all, but it reminds me of a scene in Stephanie Plum's series where she gets a huge one.


Good luck!

PS: I started The Shadow of the Wind. Ohmigosh, blogged about it today. Thank you for the recommendation!

Lisa said...

Glad you started on "Shadows of the Wind". The prequel comes out early next year in english (It's available in spanish)

In addition to the cold sore I had a pimple on both sides of my face - I think my nerves were shot!