Picture this: you’re sashaying about your massive penthouse apartment with divil a bit of a dress on or makeup in place, when your buzzer goes and all of a sudden your handsome date is rapidly hurtling upwards, ready to whisk you away for a night of romance. You’ve also got a whopping great cold sore on your lip so in between slipping into something a bit more uncomfortable, you whack a Compeed patch onto the offending area and finish things off with a slick of lipstick, just as the doorbell rings.
That sounds a bit too much like hard work for me, so here’s the lazy gal solution to cold sore maintenance: DO IT AT NIGHT. God I love things you can do at night, such as drinking wine and sleeping. Anything that can take effect and make me look better in the morning is to be celebrated, in my book. Compeed (who now need a new ad campaign, methinks – maybe they’ll let me script it?) have just launched Total Care Cold Sore Night patches (which you use in conjunction with the daytime version) which have a seven-action effect and are for use while you get your zeds. You get 15 of ‘em for €9.99 and they’re designed to heal, soothe and protect cold sores through all stages of ickiness.
Despite the fact that I am hugely lucky not to get horrid cold sores, I know lots of you do and are made miserable by them. Plus, the end of winter and the onset of spring sunlight (eh, we hope) can be a real trigger-point for the buggers as well.
Do you get ‘em? Would you use a patch at night to cure your ills? Lets have a poll, and leave us your cold sore laments in the comments.