Most people have an old friend that occasionally pays a visit during moments of stress — even ones as exhilarating as snowboarding down a freshly powdered mountain. Suddenly the brisk air brings on an itch on the lip, and soon turns into a full-blown crisis.

Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, might be one of the most crippling things that could possibly happen to a face — we dare say it’s up there with a sudden crop-up of cystic acne. No, it’s not a life-threatening injury — it’s mainly a vanity issue — but it does present a major blow to confidence, making a person feel an urge to hide out until it disappears. Not to mention, no kissing for at least 10 days, and it physically hurts. Read more…

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