Cold Sores

Cold Sores

SecretToyLover2 SecretToyLover2
Do you have them? How bad are they for you? When did you first get them?
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I have had cold sores all my life
5
I got cold sores when I was a teenager
3
I got cold sores after the age of 20
2
I got cold sores from kissing someone who had cold sores
1
I was born with cold sores (most likely genetic)
1
I have no freakin idea how I got these things!
5
I don't really mind them
I hate my cold sores
5
I don't like them but I don't make a big deal of them
5
I break out with a cold sore about 1-3 times a year
5
I break out with a cold sore more than three times a year
3
My cold sores are not very big or painful. Usually small and feel like dry skin spots
2
My cold sores are medium sized. Seem like acne + dry skin. Hurt a little bit.
1
My cold sores are HUGE. Larger than a zit, super red, super irritated, and hard to get rid of.
5
My cold sores go away within a few days untreated.
My cold sores go away within two weeks untreated.
3
My cold sores take longer than two weeks to go away untreated
1
My cold sores need to be treated because they are so bad
My cold sores probably don't need to be treated, but I prefer it
3
I use over the counter cold sore medication
2
I use a prescribed cold sore medication
1
My cold sore medication/treatment works wonderfully
2
My cold sore medication/treatment could be better
2
I still have oral sex with a cold sore
I know not to have oral sex with a cold sore because it will spread into genital herpes
9
I just learned something new! Thanks! (Hurries to go get tested for herpes)
I don't have cold sores. Just skimming through the poll!
15
Other
1
Total votes: 82 (31 voters)
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02/20/2012
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KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
Do you have them? How bad are they for you? When did you first get them?
I don't have any but my mother gets them once in a while and when she does they hurt a lot from what I understand.
02/20/2012
SecretToyLover2 SecretToyLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I don't have any but my mother gets them once in a while and when she does they hurt a lot from what I understand.
They are mildly painful for me. Nothing to cry over. But I have friends who get HUGE ones that put them in so much pain that they can't drink or chew too much. It's sad
02/20/2012
SecretToyLover2 SecretToyLover2
Mine hurt about as much as a cracked lip would. So if I eat something hot and it touches the spot, it burns. Or if I try and peel the dry skin off or pick at it like I am always tempted to do. I do this because in the first few days it seems like dry skin... Feels exactly the same. I never know it's a cold sore until about a week. They have a distinct feel to them.
02/20/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
Do you have them? How bad are they for you? When did you first get them?
I have never been plagued by cold sores but my poor sister has had her lips disfigured by the blasted things. Studies show that most people get the Herpes simplex from a relative when they are kissed as babies and my sister was one of those types. I get a bit of tingling in the corners of my mouth if I am really sick and I might get a very small eruption but it heals very quick and doesn't need to be medicated. I haven't had an outbreak for well over 20 years or so....touch wood!

Yes it is true you should never perform oral sex when you are shedding or otherwise infectious or allow someone with a cold sore to perform oral sex on you because there is a risk you could spread the oral version to the genitals though the jury seems to be out on how frequently this actually happens.
02/20/2012
Beck Beck
I am really lucky. I think I have had one my entire life.
02/20/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I have only had one so far. Not a big deal for me
01/15/2013
Bleu Bleu
I don't have them, my mom does get them though.
01/15/2013
Septimus Septimus
I get them a lot. I used to spend a ton of money on special medicine, but I've found that Carmex chap-stick works like magic and it's really cheap!
01/15/2013
sweisb4100 sweisb4100
Well, now I know what to do should I get them!
05/27/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I don't get them often but they're pretty annoying and relentless when I do.
05/27/2013
GingerSpice GingerSpice
they suck!!!! first time i got one was as a teen, used someones lipstick never will share lipstick again!!!!! now i often get them if i do not keep my lips moisturized 24/7, but not too much, but they hurt and make me feel gross when i do get one i've found campforated phenol works the best at drying them out quick so they last only a few days...tried abreva, and that was a waste of $$
05/27/2013
llellsee llellsee
I've luckily never had them.
05/28/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
Very common on the SO side of the family. We hate them.
05/28/2013
RedFreak RedFreak
mine are usally in my mouth by my i hate when i get them by my teeth it makes it hard to talk or even eat D:
05/28/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I only had a proper cold sore once in my life, a few month ago. It felt quite nasty. I knew I had herpes virus in me, because sometimes I get some redness and tingling on my lip, but it usually goes away in a few hours. As long as your immune system is strong your body can resist the virus. So if you get them often it means your immune system is weak.
05/29/2013
marshmallow marshmallow
ugh i hate them so much. sooo much
05/29/2013
Total posts: 17
Unique posters: 15