I Hate Cold-sores

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 131 People

    Worst Timing (Well No Time Is Good)

    I have gotten them my whole life. Got exposed as a baby, probably by my mom. Only the last 6 months or so, they just keep coming back like crazy! I get it on my chin. And they come when I get really stressed. Its drives me crazy and makes me feel gross! I haven't had one in...
    LostGirl246 LostGirl246
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 20, 2013

    Great Home Remedy!!!!!!!!

    im 18 and have been getting cold sores since i was about grade 4! hate them with a passion, hate going out with one, hate seeing people with one. the last cold sore i got before this one, i stayed in my room for almost 4 days straight. the embarrassment is unbearable. anyways, it...
    jt123454321 jt123454321
    1 Response Oct 17, 2012

    Oh Look, Another One.

    My GOD, cold sores are so frustrating! Here i sit, in my pjs, woke up super early because i could feel that dreaded tingle, so i've now got cream smothered all over my lip. I'm supposed to be getting a train later, to see my boyfriend for his birthday this weekend, but i can't...
    babushkins babushkins
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

    So, this week was apparently a perfect storm

    for the worst ******* flare up of my life. I've been getting cold sores since I was twelve–thanks to me stupidly sharing lip gloss with a middle school friend the day she got a blister–but this was the first time I actually sat down and cried because of them. On Thursday...
    katherinemordan katherinemordan
    26-30, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    Hey fellow sufferers.

    I am currently in the scabing stage of an outbreak. It is big, it is yellow, it is gross and it is painful! I have a trip planned for Vegas, my flight is the day after tomorrow! It is with my bf and his entire family!! I was so excited! But now.... as much as it pains me to miss...
    KellyAnderson KellyAnderson
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    I Get Them to Often and They Are to Big- and Nothing Works

    I get cold sores all the time, at least 12 a year- I try everything to keep from getting them and live my life around trying to prevent them. When I get them they are huge and hardly ever on my lip, they are usually on my face. Right now I have one that is probably the size...
    ME2009 ME2009
    6 Responses Jan 13, 2009

    How To Forgive The Person Who Gave This To Me

    I got cold sores from someone I dated for a few months over 10 years ago. He did not tell me he got them until after he'd passed them on to me - and I had my first outbreak on my first day of college. In the last 5 years the outbreaks have been really mild, thanks to a better...
    blue43 blue43
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2012

    They Kill Me

    Cold Sores......i hate them more then i hate anything in this world. my hatred is so deep for them....if jesus christ himself was a cold sore i'd kick his *** for ruining months of my life...i play trumpet, i am a music education major, and every time i get a got damn cold sore i...
    Estiban Estiban
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    I'm Miserable.

    I've been dealing with these awful things for as long as I can remember. Whenever I first start to feel that "tingly" sensation I'm reminded just how much my life sucks. Not only is my self confidence shot but I have to go to high school with a bunch of judgemental teenagers...
    fml098 fml098
    Dec 17, 2012

    Ughhh The Moment I Wake Up And Feel A Puffy Ugly Lip, I Know My Week Is Ruined.

    I get cold sores every now and then, and I 've been getting them since like the 5th grade. Sometimes they're kind of small, other times they're absolutely gigantic. Either case, they're AWFUL. I hate having to go to school and see people. And interact with them. HELLO, I can SEE...
    tiffybum tiffybum
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2011


    ! i HATE THEM -.- ugh I ha to miss work today because Im a lucky duck and received to big grapes on my lip. I work for Macy's as a fragrance& cosmetics sales associate it would be unprofessional to come in with these sores on my face. I would get people thinking that our...
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2013

    I hate them! I terrible habit

    if mine is biting the dry skin off my lips (I know, gross!) which I find is the main cause to these buggers. I was perfectly fine then all of a sudden I felt the unwanted warmth. Very shortly, the swelling, and now the pain. At least it arrived after my interview! I just wish I...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2014

    Herpes Of The Face

    I've been getting cold sores since I was a baby, because my mother gets them too. But I don't just get them on my lips, oh no... In fact their favorite spots on my face are the side of my nose, on my chin, and on my cheek. I've never met anyone else with this issue, and when I...
    cjbean cjbean
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2011

    Angry Red Hurt Lump I Like To Call Star Child!

    i am 20 years old and i have had herpies of the lips since i was 17. back then it would be rare for me to get more then one outbreak a year but in the past year ive gotten 10 outbreaks and they all suck. my almost monthly lumps of love suck. i honestly want to kill myself when i...
    dopeman23 dopeman23
    Aug 14, 2012

    I Wish I Could Kill Cold Sores!!

    I haven't had a cold in like 6 years and I just got one yesterday out of no where so unexpected =( ironicaly I am actually suffering from a cold...With my stuffy nose and sorethroat the cold sore just makes everything worse. There's so many cures for other diseases but they can't...
    Cupcake5150 Cupcake5150
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2010


    I've gotten cold sores for years, so frustrating. I noticed I was starting to get a cold sore last night so I tried every remedy I have ever done for years to prevent/help get rid of it plus some new ones and it seems to have stopped it from coming in! I put a wet tea bag on the...
    Jan 29, 2013

    Whats Worked For Me

    I've been suffering from HSV-2 on my face and lips now since I was a child. I basically started trying EVERYTHING I could find at a very young age to control the outbreaks. Over the years I have gained some knowledge on what I think works, works well, and is crap. I know how you...
    Rick03 Rick03
    1 Response Mar 14, 2013

    Cold Sore Remedy

    Hey, I just wanted to chime in and say Miracle Lips is the best for eliminating and PREVENTING a cold sore outbreak. It's an all natural lip treatment made with bee propolis and tea tree oil (so don't use if you are allergic to bees) - no harmful chemicals and no wax. If you...
    PinkPetals1 PinkPetals1
    46-50, F
    May 10, 2013

    Got The Fever

    So Yesterday i woke up thinking i just got off the flu, but with my rotten luck i woke up with 4 cold sores now im sitting in my room and just dont want to leave. Every winter i start getting these suckers. I which there was a cure for these things but like everything else...
    1 Response Jan 18, 2013

    It Always Happens........

    As soon as there's a prospect of sexual contact, I end up with them.  I ******* hate em', and they are one reason for my rampant sexual frustration.  I really don't care what other people think about them, being as I'm from a medical family (mostly), and most of them...
    DarkParade83 DarkParade83
    Jun 19, 2010

    I had a rough week last week.

    Lots of stress. And we know what stress brings out, right? Yup, got me a cold sore. The last time I had one I went out and bought a $16 dollar tube of Abriva. I'm sure you know how tiny they are. When I got home my wife asked me why I didn't ask her for some tea tree oil. Huh...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 3, 2015

    Day 4 experiment with tea tree oil.

    This morning the cold sore was dry with no more blisters or swelling. I've been using the tea tree oil twice a day. I'm going to call this experiment a success. I hope I get the same results next time.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 5, 2015

    I Too Hate Cold Sores

    Hello everyone. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself before I get into what I would like to do. I am 31, male, engaged, living in the Mid-West. I am a Documentary Filmmaker by trade and I have been suffering from cold sores since I was 17 years old. I caught the...
    SandroPalmer SandroPalmer
    6 Responses Jul 24, 2011

    Hi.. I've been suffering from cold sores all my

    life since i was little. When i was little i didnt make such a big deal cause i was young, then in highschool I would try and not go to class but my mom would make me and everyone would make fun of me and stare. I use to get them for only like one week but now im 19 and all of a...
    507crit 507crit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015


    Woke up two days ago with a massive cold sore on the bottom right of my lip. Just in time for a big investor meeting this week! But even more importantly, I'm seeing this girl I like tonight... maybe I can think of the cold sore as a talisman against superficial people? I hate...
    sandiegolyn sandiegolyn
    Oct 1, 2013

    Holy Grail

    I have been suffering with frequent bouts of cold sores for years. Through google searching I came across a vast amount of information about licorice and cold sores. I then started to seach for a lip balm with natural licorice root in it and came across a lip balm called Hurraw...
    ppehs ppehs
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2013

    I've never had a cold sore.

    But a couple days ago I noticed a sore on the corner of my lip. It never hurt, or itched. I picked the scab off without thinking, and now it seems like it's not healing. I know this may sound weird, but is there any way I can post a pic and get advice on what to do?
    marisol1313 marisol1313
    1 Response Nov 27, 2014

    Coldsores Suck

    They hurt.  Who wants them anyways. 
    zoigirl zoigirl
    31-35, F
    Apr 10, 2008

    I get cold sores and they are the worst!

    I have one right now and I'm sitting here in front of my fire miserable. I try to be positive and remember that there is worse things to get but I can never pull myself out of my head. I get into this place where I think, what if I gave it to my boyfriend while giving him...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 16, 2015

    Hate Cold Sores!

    why can't someone make a vaccine or cure for this virus already!!  this small thing will eventually create something bigger and i pray to God that one of these days in which i am living, they will find a cure for this embarassing, painful and stressful sore!. i dont want...
    omghelpme omghelpme
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

    I have a stupid *** cold sore I always get them

    when I get sick and cut my lip or burn it I love abreva tho I've used it my whole life and It works good I put it on when I woke up and felt the tingle and that was yesterday and I'm in the blister stage
    lilmisssme lilmisssme
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

    So Gross

    i am not a slutty guy. my girlfriend of 4.5 years cheated on me, got preg. and gave me a cold sore. i get 1 twice a year now and they are huge. I have such sensitive skin. I feel so embarrassed. does anyone else have this prob. here? i feel like dying today. I have 1 half...
    someoneelse someoneelse
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Jul 18, 2007

    "Hmmmm, Her Face Has Been Looking Good For A Little While, Let's Change That...."

    You feel that first tingle and you just know. You run to your medicine cabinet in search of your Abreva. You grab the tube, squeeze it as hard as you can, and out comes one tiny little drop. "Motherfu-," you think to yourself. You speed to Walmart, buy a new $20 tube, but by then...
    elle327 elle327
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2013

    Ugh Why Me

    My mom gets cold sores every now and then so i figure thats how i got it. If im really stressed out cold sores attack i usually see it coming so i just keep putting alot blistex medicated lip ointment n it stops it from coming BUT sometimes there is no stopping i get 3 in the...
    myLifeSMH myLifeSMH
    26-30, F
    Mar 30, 2013

    Killing Me Slowly

    Alright so everyone who has ever had them knows that they are incredibly frustrating. The one thing I hate more than getting them; are the people. Take my step dad for example. He'll "tease" me about how I have herpes when he sees my stupid cold sore. Do you have any idea how...
    complexitykills complexitykills
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    I get recurrent cold sores in one spot on my

    cheek underneath my eye. the itching and tingling is unbearable. I wish I didn't have to take so much valtrex or worry about the connotation that herpes under my eye brings up. gah ;(
    uv521 uv521
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    Worse Week

    On the week i have all my test i suddenly break out with a cold sore. What makes it worse is that i had a date friday with a girl i have been trying to see for months
    hatecoldsores hatecoldsores
    18-21, M
    Feb 24, 2010

    I tried a sample cold sore solution from

    homemedlab. It stops breakout overnight. Amazing. Is it just my luck? Anyone else tried?
    Jamesleelee Jamesleelee
    36-40, M
    Nov 11, 2015

    The Bane Of My Existence

    My name is Brandon and I have been getting cold sores ever since I could consciously remember. How I got the virus? I do not know, but I have to say having it has really changed my entire life, literally. The reason I say this is because I just realized how much cold sores...
    bradlee21 bradlee21
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2013


    ahhhFuck ahhhFuck
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014

    I Woke Up This Morning With Two.

    I hate getting Cold-sores, If I get stressed out, tired or, or ill or even  drink a glass or two of wine. They appear. Now I look horrible and I hate having to go to work looking like this. Good thing we got so much snow last night. I don't have to worry about...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04
    7 Responses Dec 18, 2008

    Been suffering with the same problem

    since I was three, I was also in search of what could stop them and unfortunately nothing can. I ******* hate it when it starts to appear on my upper lip and sometimes on my exact upper lip. And like you, I missed a lot of events because of this. I hate the fact that it...
    vihyelle vihyelle
    Jan 11, 2016

    Day two of using tea tree oil.

    Went to bed last night with this cold sore that hadn't expanded or gotten bigger in any way. I was happy with how the tea tree oil worked. However, this morning I woke up to the blister having formed under the dry skin. Not happy. I popped the blister and applied tea tree oil...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 4, 2015

    Held Back

    I feel my whole life, since I was 2 I have been fighting this horrible virus. I must admit I have it easier then others, I have learned to control them and get only about 3-4 break outs a year, but it was much worse when I was younger, always hiding my face, not living to my full...
    Wu4life Wu4life
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2012
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