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24 July 2006 @ 09:23 am
My first fever blister!  
Okay, so I have a fever blister in the middle of my upper lip. It's been there for about a week and a half. I have been coating it with Abreva and my doc has me on Acyclovir. I'm wondering if I should puncture this blister or should I just let it go away on it's own. If I let it go on it's own, how long can I expect this monster to stay?

Also, can anyone suggest a one-a-day suppliment I can take to avoid future outbreaks?

jetboy78 on January 22nd, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
I take L-Lysene, the amino acid that supposedly helps prevent cold sores. Its also found in certain foods like lentils, so I also try to eat a lot of food with lysine while avoiding argenine (the amino acid that supposedly worsens cold sores). Look up lysene and argenine on wikipedia for more info.

And I feel ya on the cold sores that last FOREVER. I like looking up health info that states cold sores last an average of 3 days to a week. Mine usually last anywhere from 10 days to a month. I've never tried puncturing them, for fear that the infection will spread. But yeah, best of luck to you and your sore!
nikitab on March 11th, 2007 10:36 am (UTC)
So does taking this stuff work for you?