Believe it or not, Ambesol. (or other brand, they all work) You know, the over the counter stuff you buy for toothaches? They even sell baby ambesol for teething infants so you shouldn't have a problem finding one in any local pharmacy. I believe you can purchase it for around $5
Ambesol ONLY WORKS when the cold sore is still in its 'Blister' stage. Once the bumps have broken open or have become dry DO NOT USE THE AMBESOL! It is not to be used on open wounds.
Sounds crazy, but it works! It dries them out in 1/4 the amount of normal time and provides instant relief to the pain! Simply apply a small amount to the fresh sore 2 - 4 a day or as you feel necessary.
IF the sores are already past the 'blister' stage and have broken open, dried, scabbed over, I would then recommend a regular lipsol or lipbalm.($1) (The stuff you use for chapped lips) (Don't use any medicated or scented ones, as they may irritate your sore. Buy REGULAR) It won't necessarily take the pain away, but it does bring some comfort and speeds up the healing process.
pls try using acv (apple cider vinegar)
i do not know whether it helps, but is the cheapest and effective way to cure a lot of sickness and decease, and pls buy a book to read how this ACV works wonder from inside and out, you don't have to believe me, pls go online and find some answer, just search ACV....
i would really want to share this with everyone .
No matter what you hear about Abreva and all the others. The best out there is Zylactin. It also cost half the price of Abreva.
I really like Abreva. I also suggest that you take an over the counter vitamin called Lysine. It is good for them and if you go to a local Natural Foods Store, they have a vitamin section and someone there can direct you on the best path. Don't pick at them or keep them coated constantly with gunk. They need some air to hit them and the more you mess with them the more likely they will keep spreading. Hope this helps....