I remember getting them without fail after I had been sick.
They would appear overnight & would give me fits for several days.
It wasn't until I was older that I learned that "herpes simplex 1"
...aka fever blisters...
is also caused from stress.
I woke this morning to the slight sensation of a tingling on my lower lip, and by breakfast time could tell I had two beauties developing on both my lower & upper lip! Good grief...
I remember a particularly stressful Holiday season of a few years gone by, when once again I didn't realize I had way too much on my plate.
Three of those horrid things came to bless me with their soreness,
& I looked so bad, I went into hiding for a few days!
And then I discovered "Abreva"!
My life saver...my miracle worker in a tube!
It is an expensive treatment, but well worth the price.
It may not completely keep the fever blister away but it definitely shortens my suffering & if I use it at the first sign, keeps it under control.
So, if you see me with my hand covering my mouth,
you will know I've had a cold, been sick with the 'flu,
or just had a little more stress than I can stand...
Thank goodness for my $12. tube of Abreva!
(I didn't mean for this to turn into a commercial!)