I want you to think about something for me.
What would your life be like if you didn’t get big nasty cold sores all the time?
I’m willing to bet that it would be a hell of a lot better than it is right now.
Picture all the shiddiness of getting outbreaks.
Usually, it goes something like this.
You wake up in the morning and the first thing you feel is that damn tingle in your lips. That slight discomfort that signals that the worst is yet to come.
In a panic, you head on to the bathroom and check if you’ve got any cold sore cream left over from last time, because time is of the essence. The longer you wait to get some medicine on there, the worse it will be.
You then go about your day. The first day usually isn’t so bad though because the blisters haven’t formed just yet. You can still talk, laugh and eat without too much discomfort and the only sign that something is wrong is a little redness and inflammation.
But then, the second day arrives.
Shit hits fan.
The blisters are out in full force and the itchiness is unbearable.
There’s no hiding it now and you have to motivate yourself to get out there and face people that you just know are staring.
Every time you eat or brush your teeth, you’ve got to be careful. Because touching it a little too hard leads to the blisters leaking and the cold sores spreading.
And make sure you don’t smile either (although you’re probably not in the mood for that anyway).
If you’re lucky, the itchiness and pain subsides by the third of fourth day, but if it’s a particularly nasty cold sore it usually lasts a few days longer.
When it does finally subside, you feel a little better, but you’re not out of the woods yet.
It’s scab time.
You look just as dumb here with a big ugly spot on your face and people are staring just as much.
You still have to be careful moving your mouth though because a little too much and the bleeding starts.
And make sure to be careful with that towel when you get out of the shower. All it takes is a little contact for the towel to rip off the scab and the blood to leak all over the place.
And when the scab finally heals, you just begin to feel normal again. You finally start thinking that you can get on with your life.
A few normal days go by. But then you wake up one morning… and the tingling starts all over again.
Yup, that’s pretty much the picture of having recurrent cold sores.
The sucking never ends.
Until you read Cold Sore Control, that is:
After you’ve done that, imagine what your life would be without recurrent cold sores.
Chris “the Cold Sore Killer” Mueller