Imagine being 15 again. Acne, weird fashion sense, awkward lanky limbs, puberty is in full force and then all of the sudden you get a cold sore.
Cold sores are assholes.
You walk into school and you’ve tried to cover it with make up, but it’s only drawn more attention to the open pussy sore on your face. The most promising over the counter medication is Abreva, but it costs 4 hours of working at minimum wage to pay for a tube that only lasts for half a cold sore.
You know stress makes them worse, but how can you not stress about your crush seeing that you have a form of herpes. Worse than that is all your friends saying “you have herpes!” in a very clever demeaning way.
Fast forward, you’re now almost 25.
Cold sores are still assholes, but you’ve realized they’ll leave much quicker if instead of hiding them you smother them in the same expensive Abreva.
Let me tell you a little something. I’ve tried EVERY home remedy that promises to take them away and I’ve used every medication possible and here is my best advice: Cold Sores are assholes, treat them as such. Ignore them, ignore how they make you feel and luckily, you can take your anger out by smothering them in Abreva.
All of you that are cursed with cold sores like I am, just know we are a tough breed. Much love.