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Jan 5th 2008 2:53PM Lysine is FANTASTIC! You must start using it right when you feel the first little tingling on the lip area. At least, that's what I have found.
But, to PREVENT cold sores, I have personally found that wearing an SPF on my lips all the time (I carry them with me all the time), makes a world of difference. I can be in the sun constantly if I protect my lips. I use the Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer - just because it is thin and unwaxy feeling. What a difference.
Also, Valtrex works wonders. I stopped getting it in the U.S. because it is so outrageously expensive. So, I found a company in Canada who mails them for A LOT less.
Between those three things, I have been able to keep them at bay - and when I do get the start of one - they last a lot shorter period of time.