I've never had a fever blister before but I have one now and it's on my NOSE. It's right on the side of my nostril and it's huge!
I thought it was a pimple at first and (stupidly) popped it. Now I have this huge red thing with red breaks in it where it burst.
What can I do? I bought Abreva but heard it's no good unless I use it right at the beginning. I have family in town and have plans to go out into the real world but all I want to do is stay inside!
I'm too worried about infection to even put makeup on it to cover it up. I look completely disgusting and everyone i DO encounter stares at it.
Should I take the rest of the blister off since it's already popped? At least then it will scab up and I can cover it up, right?
Abreva will work now. It will help to heal it faster. A good trick is to get a blow dryer and dry it out and the maybe put some concealer over it to hide it. Be careful if you do take it off because it may scar and become infected. I would not worry what others think. I have been getting cold sores since I was a kid and no one ever cares and if they do, tough!
I use abreva during the entire process of a fever blister, never heard it would do not good once the "thing" is there......... Use the abreva. Also, have your dentist or doctore write you a presc. for valtrex....I know, its for herpes, but it works great, if you feel the tingle of one coming on, you take the valtrex and it keeps them from popping up all over your mouth. My dentist presc. them for me. They are pricey, but lots better than facing hte wrold with a swollen mouth and cold sores! Also, this is gonna hurt....you can put alcohol on it and allow it to dry, then cover with makeup.......I told you it would hurt.....but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! Godd luck sweetie!
Yes, herpes is a viral thing and it shocked me when my dentist suggested it! I'd gone so many years with nothing until Abreva, the embarrasment of going into public and haivng folks STARE......... irrdescent_opal, ask your dentist if they would prescribe it for you. I did not know you could pass the cold sore type herpes to your lower "garden of eden"???????? Learn something new everyday!
i usually get blisters on the inside of a nostral and it breaks out on the outside side of my nose not very big but still its wierd (doesnt spread from inside around to outside. more like from inside and appears to break out through to outside) or a blister on my lip fortunatly they arent big and so far has just been one at a time whenever i beat a sickness i have lived with this since i can remember when abreeva came around it was great no pain and heals fast im going throuugh a lip one right now its been 4 days and almost gone wont be expecting a nose one or a lip one for months now..oh and one more thing i havent had a case were i have transfered it to my gf or ex's but i am still very carefull