I was feeling pretty good when I decided to head out for a night out with some friends. It had been weeks since I had last seen them, and I was looking forward to catching up over drinks. Little did I know that by the end of the night, I would end up with an unwelcome guest… a cold sore.
I had experienced cold sores before, but this one was different. It seemed to be in a more sensitive place, close to the corner of my mouth. I thought I would take some precautionary measures and head to the pharmacy for some cold sore relief cream, but the pain and irritation only seemed to get worse.
I decided to finally make an appointment with my doctor to make sure it was not anything more serious. After a thorough exam, I was diagnosed with a cold sore infection. I was prescribed an antiviral medication and told to avoid embarrassing situations.
My cold sore has been with me for a few weeks now and I am finally starting to see some progress. I have been applying the medication and taking anti-inflammatory medications to help ease the pain and irritation. I have also been trying to include more lysine in my diet, which is said to help reduce the intensity of the infection.
Overall, I am happy to report that I am on the road to recovery. I am still trying to take the proper precautions to ensure that this cold sore will not interfere with my social life or daily routine. I’m thankful that I took action quickly and that I have been able to manage the infection efficiently.