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If you don’t use the right treatment combination as soon as possible…
You risk a full blown cold sore because nothing is stopping it from getting worse.
That means big, disgusting blisters that hurt, itch and get in the way of everything you do.
You can’t laugh, smile or even eat without it splitting open. Then, it oozes and spreads infectious fluid and makes your cold sore even worse.
Problem is, you still have to go about your life.
That means people staring in disgust at your nasty cold sore.
You spend days, weeks even, feeling ugly and ashamed.
Your confidence shatters. You can’t even look people in the eye.
It’s embarrassing and depressing.
All you want to do is hide in a dark hole until it’s over.
But it doesn’t have to be like this…
Based on your quiz answers, you’re at the early stage of your cold sore. This means that 2 main things are happening on a cellular level inside of your lips right now:
1 – Viral particles are floating around, trying to get inside healthy cells. The virus does this because it’s trying to use the machinery inside the cells to make copies of itself.
2 – Some of the skin cells in your lips are already infected with the cold sore virus. Here, the virus is making copies of itself so it can infect even more cells down the line.
Based on this specific type of viral activity, there are 3 main ‘targets’ you can attack. These are the only three ways to stop the progress of your cold sore right now:
Target #1 – Block the virus from entering new healthy cells
Target #2 – Stop the virus from replicating once inside cells
Target #3 – Kill free-floating viral particles
Without exception, every single cold sore treatment available attacks one of these targets.
If all cold sore treatments work by attacking one of these targets, why do they mostly fail to stop cold sores?
The problem is they attack ONE of these targets at a time…
…and completely ignore the 2 other targets!
Think about it this way.
Let’s say you’re in a boat with three holes in the hull. If you only plug one of the holes, water still gets in through the other 2. The boat keeps sinking, no matter how well you plugged that one hole…
Let’s take a look at a the three most common types of cold sore treatments to show you what I mean.
One of the most common types of cold sore treatments is viral entry blockers.
They work by stopping the virus from attaching itself to the cellular surface. This makes it impossible for the virus to enter the cell.
But it doesn’t kill the virus, nor does it help cells that are already infected.
So even if you use a viral entry blocker at the very first sign of your cold sore, you’re only ‘plugging one hole in your boat’!
The second common type of cold sore treatment is prescription antivirals.
These stop viral particles inside infected cells from making copies of themselves. That way, the virus can’t multiply and infect more cells.
But antivirals do nothing to stop viral particles from infecting healthy cells. This means they need to deal with a constant influx of new viral particles.
It’s like scooping water out of our boat with the holes in it. You’re keeping afloat, but you’re not solving the issue that’s causing the water to get in in the first place.
The third type of common cold sore treatments is virucidal treatments.
Virucidal treatments work by destroying free-floating viral particles. The idea is to lower the number of viral particles capable of infect healthy skin cells. Because if there are no viral particles, cells can’t get infected.
But they the viral particles not destroyed are still able to infect healthy cells.
Plus, virucidal treatments can’t reach viral particles inside infected cells.
As you can see, individual treatments can’t fight the cold sore virus from all possible angles at once!
So, what’s the solution?
You combine all three types in a strategic manner…
Here’s what happens when you combine all three types of treatments mentioned above strategically…
Each treatment type makes the job of the other two easier
Combining all three treatment types is like plugging all three holes in your boat at the same time. The sinking has no choice but to stop.
And that’s why a treatment strategy is more effective than using one treatment and hoping for the best.
Instead of fighting the cold sore virus on one level, you fight the virus in three separate, but related, ways.
And when you do this, it creates a synergy between your treatments that becomes more than the sum of its parts.
And that means a much higher chance of stopping your cold sore dead in its tracks.
Now, in a perfect world there would exist a treatment that does all three things at the same time.
But there’s not.
So, your best option is to use three separate treatments and cycle through them as often as possible. Ideally, you want to apply one of them every half-hour to an hour.
Of course, the strategy outlined above isn’t magic. It works best if applied from the very first sign of a cold sore.
Plus, I can’t promise how effective it’s going to be for you. It depends on many factors:
Only you know that. But one thing is sure:
The longer you wait, the worse your cold sore is going to get… the longer it’s going to last… the less likely this strategy will work… and the harder it’s going to be to get rid of.
The strategy outlined above is only effective against the early stage of a cold sore.
And even if it doesn’t fully stop the formation of cold sore blisters, it will at least keep them as small as possible.
But what are your going to do during the next stage (i.e. the blister stage)?
Treating blisters requires a completely different strategy than the one outlined here.
Same goes for the scabbing stage that comes after that…
Cold sore treatments aren’t designed to stop them from coming back every few months (or weeks).
You know what the best way to get rid of cold sores quickly is?
But preventing future outbreaks requires a completely different treatment strategy. One where you stop the cold sore virus from reactivating in the first place…
So, if you’re sick and tired of dealing with cold sores, click the link below to learn more about Cold Sore Control.
I have a lot more cold sore fighting strategies to share with you by email.
A few times a week, I’m going to send you tips and tricks to treat and prevent cold sores. I want you to retake control of your life and never struggle, worry or suffer another outbreak again. So keep an eye on that inbox, I’ll see you there.