Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Seriously is there anyone else with reccurent coldsores HSV1 out there? Watch

    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    Hi,

    Just wanted to know if there are any other uni students out there who suffer from reccurent cold sore outbreaks and your experiences with this such as how you deal with it medically/herbally but MAINLY how it affects your social dating life?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Yes, i get them all the time, well mainly when i'm stressed out and run down as thats when they strike. They are easily treated, get some Zovirax or virasorb or another cream containing aciclovir and apply 5 times a day as soon as you feel a cold sore coming (usually distinguishable by the tingling and then the formation of a painful spot)...if you stick to it and catch it as eary as possible it doesnt often go to the full blown stage.

    With regards to the social bit, whether your male or female, a little concealer or foundation on the area will do the trick to cover it up. Avoid kissing as thats how it spreads. Don't worry about them, they're suprisingly common, but once you get one you will get them for the rest of your life.
    hope that helps.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    As above, Zovirax. I've never tried them but I saw advertised those little patches you can put over coldsores, then cover with makeup to hide them. I'm not sure how effective they are but worth a shot. They do always seem to come up when I want to go somewhere, or when I'm going to meet my mother for the first time in months so she can tell me I'm not looking after myself :rolleyes:
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: November 29, 2010
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.