I have been getting cold sores for as long as I can remember.
I have always called them cold sores but is there a difference between cold sores. canker sores or fever blisters??
What I get starts with a little tingle-sort of a tenderness on my lip or under my nose. Some times they are large and make my lip swell and sometimes they show up in clusters of tiny itchy sores.
I am just getting over a bad head cold and I wake up this morning with a HUGE cluster of sores under my nose all the way to my upper lip. AS the day wore on it grew and now my whole mouth region aches-even my teeth ache!!
I only use mild soap on my face and I was careful washing as to not irritate the area. I did go over the area with a cotton ball doused in astringent.
All my life I have had this.
I have used all sorts of over the counter type products and nothing really works. One of the nuns at high school also got them and told me many years ago to break a vitamin E capsule and apply the gel to my lip every night??
I need help!! LOL!!