Have you ever been to a fair when you were a kid? You know, cotton candy, disturbing clowns and rides that don’t look so safe?
But there’s also a bunch of games you can play. You pay a dollar of two to either shoot ducks or thrown some rings around things for a chance to win them. It can be a good time, if that floats your boat.
One game that is always there though is whack-a-mole. It’s that game where you’re given a club and have to hit the plastic moles on the head as soon as they pop out of one of the many holes in the table. The tricky thing is that you never know what hole it’s going to pop out of next.
That game right there reminds me a heck of a lot of cold sores and how most people deal with them. Most people only start dealing with an outbreak when the outbreak shows up. As soon as it “pops out” they try to hit it on the head as hard as they can with everything they’ve got.
All that’s missing is the corny music and flashing lights.
To that end, they try every cream under the sun, every natural remedy and every pill or supplement they can find. And they hope that they will one day find that one cream or balm that is going to be so powerful, so effective at killing cold sores that all they’ll have to do is is use it once at the start of an outbreak to make it completely disappear overnight.
Problem is, cold sores don’t work that way.
Just like whack-a-mole, you can’t stop them from popping their heads out. And once they do, the only way to make them go away is to deal with the symptoms, through every stage of the outbreak. That means days of blisters, scabs and all the pain and itchiness that comes with it.
And that’s no fun for anybody.
But what if you could cheat at whack-a-mole? What if you could, say slow down the speed at which those moles pop their heads out of their respective holes? Well if you could slow it down enough, you could whack them on the head before they came out, since you’d have time to see them slowly moving up?
Or what if you could simply unplug the machine? That would stop the moles from ever popping out. Granted, if you’re looking to get prize tickets at a fair, unplugging the machine probably isn’t the best idea.
But if you dealing with cold sores, stopping them from coming out in the first place would be a better than any “carney” could ever bestow upon you, right?
Well that’s kind of what you have to do to stop from getting cold sores all the time. You’ve got to “cheat” the machine that makes them pop out like clockwork.
When you do that, you can stop playing whack-a-mole with the symptoms and instead stop them from showing up in the first place.
And the best way to slow down or “unplug” the cold sore machine is by eating the right foods at the right time. Find out more about it by signing up to our newsletter.
Chris “the Cold Sore Killer” Mueller