Top 10 blog posts in 2015

It’s not quite all about cold sores, eczema etc It’s that time of year when we make resolutions and reflect on the challenges and achievements of the previous year. I did a bit of analysis on the most popular blog posts from last year and these are the top 10… whoops, there appear to be […]

What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but there are so many things I have to take that I end up covering every […]

Testing Herstat propolis on cold sores – it works

Recently I have been testing propolis cold sore ointment from Herstat on a cold sore that crept up on me in the night. I have been using their LipCare Stick as a preventative measure but you know when you feel that tingling just when you’re dozing off to sleep? You know you should get up, […]

The secrets behind how propolis fights cold sores

What is propolis? Honeybees make propolis using resins they gather from plants. They chew the resins, drawing out beneficial plant extracts and mix them with their saliva, which they then combine with wax produced from glands on their abdomens. This results in the production of propolis, which contains a concentrated mixture of polyphenols and flavonoids. […]

Why you should NEVER pop a cold sore

This is just a really quick blog post about cold sores. I keep getting asked on my original cold sore blog, “The Do’s and Don’ts of cold sores”, ‘should I pop a cold sore?’The answer? Is NO. Nope. Never. Just don’t do it. Apart from it being very painful cold sores are also extremely contagious […]

Does pressing a cold sore with your fingernail stop it growing?

This is a bit weird but I’ve noticed I do this when I feel the tingle of a cold sore coming. I dig my fingernail into the tingly spot and kind of dare it to show its face. Could this possibly help in any way? Does anyone else do this and find it helps?

Cold sore diary – life span of a cold sore

So how quickly can you get rid of a cold sore? What is the normal life span of one and how should you treat it to aid healing. Here are some pictures of my latest cold sore as it grew and then healed and some wacky treatments I tried. Pass the tea tree oil someone…

Cold sore diary – waking up with one

I woke up with a cold sore today, my first in months and months. I am not sure of the trigger though I did indulge in a vodka and tonic after a late night working on the blog and twitter so perhaps that was it. Whatever caused it, today I’m fighting it with all the weapons I have… let’s see how quick we can get rid of this cold sore

15 natural cold sore remedies

Cold sores can ruin your day, they are painful, unsightly and a pain in the lip! So here are some natural remedies that you just might find helpful. They are a collection of ideas from all over the web, I haven’t tried them all but I’m working my way through. Ear wax here we come…