I despise cold sores with a (probably disproportionate) white-hot, burning passion. I stopped getting them for several years, but got one again a few months ago, and a few short weeks ago, and again now. The increased frequency upsets me-- even when I used to get them regularly, it was never more often than every few months. Why did I get one again?
So my questions for you:
Do you get cold sores?
If yes, how often?
How do you treat them?
Have you figured out a way to prevent them?
Any advice would be appreciated. The only reason I can think of for the sudden increased frequency is that now, unlike in the past when I used to get cold sores, I use lipstick and lip gloss almost daily. I didn't throw away the lip color I'd been using last time I got one. (I did throw out my toothbrush). If I threw out everything I might've used in the days leading up to this most recent outbreak, it would probably cost a good $30 to replace. (And they're all my favorites, of course).
What do you throw away and replace after you've had a cold sore?