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I have that “tell-tale” tingling and itchiness on my top lip and would love some successful treatments – natural if possible please. I haven’t had one for 20+ years!

Posted by Kymichelle, 7th September 2015

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  • I second Lysine tablets

  • Personally I would try applying tea tree oil topically to the area.

  • i pop a lysine tablet as soon as i feel ‘the tingle’ and usually take them for a day or two after… they either dont pop up or if they do then they dont stay long.
    lysine is a natural remedy that u can buy at most chemists, blackmores and other brands like them make it…

  • yeah a lot of people use zovirax

  • Also up your intake of vitamin c.

  • A suggestion for after the cold sore has healed. I often find that my lips become very dry, often when the weather warms up and the air is so dry. I use Paw Paw Ointment- preferrably as high an organic concentrate as possible.

  • We’ve only ever used Zovirax. As soon as that first tingle starts, on goes the Zovirax. It works.

  • Yes hand sanitiser I put it on mine and worked faster than zovirax It was amazing!!! As soon as i felt a tingle i applied it. I think it must be because of the ammount of alcohol in it.

  • If you can handle slight burning feeling – 1. dab cold sore with metho using a cotton bud (this will dry out the cold sore) 2. use Nyall cold sore cream to sooth & heal lips

  • I too suffer from cold sores and have tried everything going around!!! They seem to have to ‘run their course’! I do put an ice cube on the spot if I feel one coming and sometimes this takes away the soreness and it does not develop into a full blown blister. I always get cold sores when I am feeling stressed so the trick is to stay calm…HA HA!.

  • When you feel a tingle get some Zovirax straight on and it will stop it in its tracks
    Ongoing, but some Lysine supplements from health food store or chemist and start taking one a day. I used to get cold sores all the time for 30 years – started taking lysine and haven\\\’t had another one

  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil, 2 drops lavender, 1 drop eucalyptus and teatree, 1 tsp vodka. Mix and dab on frequently. I use this for my daughter and it works every time!

  • I have two suggestions. First several times a day dab with metho on a cotton wool ball or same treatment but instead of metho use tea tree oil. Can guarantee both have worked for me. Good luck.

  • Lysine, it’s natural , tablets sold at pharmacies, good luck

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