I've been getting an increasing number of cold sores lately. I've had them since I was a little kid. Sometimes it's just one in the corner of my bottom lip, and at the worst, my whole bottom lip will get them and I can hardly move my mouth or eat. Sun, stress, chapped lips, and too much sugar mostly cause them for me, but also (gross, I know) drooling, which I apparently sometimes do in my sleep! And sometimes when I get a cold, but I rarely get sick. In any case, I've tried a million different things from the drugstore, and nothing seems to work. They always still develop and get bigger and crust over and so on. And maybe they don't last as long but I still suffer the whole damn embarrassing and irritating thing.
I came to this site after a friend recommended it for hormonal acne treatments, and when I saw this product, I thought I'd try it because I was at the tail end of yet another cold sore and ready to try anything. I feel like all my husband and I do is air kiss!! I also bought the balm.
A few days after I first started using the balm, I actually felt another cold sore coming, a small bump and that tingling horrible feeling. Immediately I put on this oil and kept reapplying several times over the course of three or four days. And I am SHOCKED, but the cold sore didn't develop. There was no pain and no weeping and no spreading. You could barely see I even had one. There was just a tiny scab where it had started.
So, this works for me, and I will use it and the balm FOREVER.