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 of a nickel under my nose- it big and ugly and it hurts and called out of work. I try everything for them and nothing works, most just act like a fertilizer for them and they get bigger when I apply any kind of ointment- I have tried home treatments that people swear by and those are a joke. I lose about 2 weeks of my life every time I get one because I am so embarrased by them, I don't go out, I become a hermit. To make things worse I have a toddler, and am so paranoid about giving him the virus, I don't obviously kiss him, but I also don't hug or cuddle with him when I have one and keep as much distance from him as I can because I'm so scared if he is by my face he will accidently touch it by a wailing arm, or a head bump, or something like that. Why don't they come up with a vaccine so others don't have to suffer with this horrible virus- anytime I read about them, they act like they are no big deal, "they only last a week and heal by themselves, and blah blah blah- They are painful, unpredicatable, ugly, contagious, and what they do to your self esteem is the worst of it all. I feel like an ugly diseased person.