"cold sores" on their mouth/ lips. I've dealt with this since I can
remember, and it was such a massive pain for the longest time.
in fact, not until I was in my late 20s did a co-worker tell me
they had the same problem, and referred me to her dermatologist.
it was only then that I heard the term "herpes simplex 1" and was
given a prescription for Zovirax. my mother had kept insisting
all my life that I got these cold sores because I kissed my pets.
now, for those of you out there who get this, you KNOW what I'm
talking about when you start getting that tingly feeling, and touch
your lip and can feel multiple teeny bumps making their appearance.
the worst part is when they begin to "heal." even though the Zovirax
can stop an attack midway, the healing process usually consists of
the entire area scabbing. and scabs on the lip? that's about a 2-week
ordeal since you open and close your mouth so often, and the scab
cracks/ reheals/ on and on.
well this past week, mine was triggered I'm assuming by a week of
feeling very ill... migraines plus stomach flu or food poisoning. I
went immediately for my Zovirax and applied every 3 hours.... then
I though of something. I have Manuka Honey UMF 16+. it promotes
new skin, and it prevents scabbing of wounds. so I dabbed some of
the honey on top of the Zovirax.
next day, it was clear the blisters had stopped growing. but what was
amazing was that they were already drying from the top layer, with
a very thin dry skin layer that came off without going down to the
raw flesh. it was on top of skin.
long story short: I applied the Zovirax every day, but topped it with a
dab of Manuka Honey UMF +16. and only 4 days later, I have mostly
pink skin where the blisters were. there are a couple of scab marks the
size of pinheads where I assume the most virulent blisters were, but
I'm going to keep applying the honey to see if it can soften these
and save me from two weeks of scab <basement>. it is really amazing.
Edited by missPixy, 13 February 2012 - 05:44 AM.