That, my dear, is the face of discovery.
Okay, I have a cold sore. Two days ago it just appeared. On my face.
Which is probably the worst part of cold sores or acne or facial tattoos or basically any sore that appears on your face.
There is no hiding that. It’s out there for all the world to see.
And it looks like a freaking alien laid eggs on my lip. Does that sound attractive to you? Cause I promise you it is not.
Which is why this is a post and not another video.
I always hate when I have a cold sore, because there is always that one person who finds out who starts throwing out the word “Herpes”.
Which sounds a lot more menacing and long-lasting than cold sore.
Let me explain why we shouldn’t label this “Herpes”.
First off, cold sores are stress induced. I have stress at a high level at the moment and therefore I get disgusting things on my face. Completely Natural.
Now, you might be saying “Yes, but everyone has stress and not everyone gets cold sores.”
You’re right, some people just get ulcers and no one would ever know.
Good luck with your silent killer.
Second reason this is not “Herpes”. Herpes most often is mentally associated with sexual activity.
Do I look like someone who is sexually active?
No. I distinctly remember writing a blog post a couple of days ago about how men aren’t digging what I have to offer lately.
And to be honest, the cold sore isn’t helping with that.
Can I interest you in a few moments of pleasure debatably and then having your face look diseased?
Because all this and more can be yours when you make out with Corrie Kartchner’s cold sore!
They wouldn’t even be making out with me. Just my cold sore.
Now, there are really only two things that you can do when you get a cold sore besides just waiting it out.
One, you can take L-lysine. Which is natural and great, except I really feel like the time for vitamins and supplements is before you catch something.
If I was super worried about my facial health, then I probably should have been taking that all along. I mean, really.
Second, you can get over the counter cold sore medication.
Which is another testament that it should not be called “Herpes”. Do you really think they are just selling Herpes medication to just anyone?
No. One can only hope you would need a prescription for that.
Anyways, you can buy this over the counter medication.
The problem with this medication is that it is $16. Which on the one hand isn’t a lot of money for medication, but on the other hand I know I am never going to find this small bottle of medication next year when I have another cold sore.
So you are really looking at $16 per cold sore. Does that seem like a good deal?
They also sell cold sore specific band aids for $10, but then you find out that these band aids aren’t medicated.
What is the point of having a cold sore specific band-aid then?
Just because they can? Foul.
Apparently I thought $16 would be worth it this time, because I bought the medication.
Can I just say that I love when the medication says “For best results, use at the early signs.”?
Really? Like I am even going to be worried about it then. I am mostly thinking “Man, I hope this doesn’t become a problem”.
And then when it is a problem, I buy medication. I am not going to buy medication before I even know something could debilitate me. What do you think this is?
And I do consider this debilitating, because I can’t exactly put make up on with this thing. That’s like a loose form of house arrest in my mind. At least going somewhere important.
I’m not trying to impress anyone at Wal-mart or Jack in the Box.
Also, even more so than loving medication that might not work unless i use it within 5 minutes of thinking I might develop something, I love medication with directions to “apply 5 times a day”.
I was looking for something that I could fill up my day with. Might as well be cold sore medication.
Honestly though, I am not going to remember. It’s like Calcium vitamins that tell you to take one twice a day with food.
Uh, No. I take two in the morning.
I don’t suggest doing that, because everyone should always follow directions.
I just consider myself a rebel.
Hey, when you’re a Jet…
Yeah…I’ve been up since 3:45 this morning.