Cold sores!

23 posts
3 June 2013
I am prone to these blighters especially when I'm run down - a lot in my job! Anyone got any good fixes?! It's typical that loads of good shoots were planned this week!!
Posted 3 June 2013
Its not something I get very often but an old friend used to suffer badly from them and he swore by "cymex" lip cream, it was the only thing which seemed to help him when he had a break out.

Might be a better idea though to work out the cause and prevent rather than cover and cure techniques.

Having read a little online it seems their preventative measures are fairly simple -

Get enough sleep
Take multi vitamins
Use unblock if you are out in the sun
drink plenty of water
and improve your diet

(which is kind of the "preventative" measures for most ailments really. Look after yourself!



Posted 3 June 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Give the boyfriend a good full-on snog, having bateria from another person's mouth helps neutralise the cold sores
Posted 3 June 2013
RedChecker
Give the boyfriend a good full-on snog, having bateria from another person's mouth helps neutralise the cold sores
This could be fun! Haha! Thank you.
Posted 3 June 2013
cziiki
Photographer
cziiki
Blistex / blisteze (whatever it's called now) - ammonia smelling stuff. Relief and drying up. The herpes virus lives in your spine apparently and emerges when the weather changes or you're run down. I used to get them and now I don't so maybe they are not forever!

Posted 3 June 2013
WhitePython
Photographer
WhitePython
Tea Tree oil...tastes like crud, but at the first tingling of cold sores it wipes them out.

In fact, Tea Tree oil does loads of good stuff like this...

Posted 3 June 2013
frankpht
Photographer
frankpht
cziiki

Blistex / blisteze (whatever it's called now) - ammonia smelling stuff. Relief and drying up. The herpes virus lives in your spine apparently and emerges when the weather changes or you're run down. I used to get them and now I don't so maybe they are not forever!


Herpes is forever I'm afraid.  Genital and oral speaking of which (did you see what I did ) don't go down on anyone when when the phase is active. Speaking generally 
Posted 3 June 2013
yep herpes is incurable... also please dont go spreading it by snogging people when you have an open soar and stay away from kissing small children as for covering the soars I dont have much help for that but it can be edited, I have a scar on my lip from a serious dog attack when I was little (its now very old and virtually unnoticeable) it looked a lot like a cold soar as it was heeling but not long after it happened I had my yearly photo done and they had to edit out the scar (back before all the digital/Photoshop) it didn't take long and they said it was pretty easy and the photo turn out great, im sure its easier now a days and as long as the photographer is aware of it everything should be fine
Posted 3 June 2013
Thank you everyone x
Posted 3 June 2013
One of the brands that make cold sore treatments has a see through patch that you put on the blister. You can then apply make up over the patch if need be. Pretty much invisible, especially once you put make up on. Can't see any reason why it wouldn't work for a shoot (assuming you are using your own make up, wouldn't want to risk infecting others).

Just be careful when you take it off, if you are rough it can rip the skin off!

Posted 3 June 2013
jes
Model
jes
I had a really bad cold sore when I was a child and once a year almost every year it comes back in the same spot.  In the old days we used to use tincture of myhre (sp?) and lavender oil.  I think Blistex is the best thing now but you have to out it on as soon as you feel the cold sore coming!  They are horrible things.  Thanks to the people who remind us it's herpes! 
Posted 4 June 2013
gazbiker
Photographer
gazbiker
Hi Pixie

I get occasional cold sores and have found a product that certainly stops it in its tracks its called Lysine Lip Clear by Thompsons, just take a couple of tabs when you feel a tingle and sometimes it can stop a attack altogether and certainly reduces the length of time to heal.

Gaz

Posted 4 June 2013
theperfectgentleman
Photographer
theperfectge..
Hi.
I am troubled when I get run down and as soon as I get the tingle,
I use after shave dabed on with a q tip.
Use a different one (q tip) three times a day and they have always dissapeared.
Tom
Posted 10 June 2013
JeromeRazoir
Photographer
JeromeRazoir
RedChecker

Give the boyfriend a good full-on snog, having bateria from another person's mouth helps neutralise the cold sores


Rubbish.
Posted 10 June 2013
Gfun
Photographer
Gfun
May be missing something in this post but there is a whole scientifically proven cold sore industry out there - Acyclovir is the only drug that can actually have any significant effect of the virus. It can be purchased at most chemists as Zovirax where its costs ££££ however the identical none branded product that works just as effectively can be had for £1 in poundland or home and bargin type places (if its got 2% Acyclovir written on the pack its the same stuff) If you do get lots and lots of cold sores your GP may prescribe tablets that work very well in stopping them for a long period. these are very safe with rarely any side effects. Outside the UK these are often available over the counter in a pharmacy (depends where you are as to if you need a script). Then Boots also sell an 'Avert light' treatment machine that has been proven to work against the virus £35 if you don't like the idea of drugs. Finally for the future, a precursor to a vaccine is under development but no promises as to when it will be available. But personally I find photoshop is the fastest cure
Posted 11 June 2013
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