rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

Tagged: cold sores

What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?


What is in the Allergic Girl WhatAllergy's beautiful 100% leather satchel

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but … Continue reading


Testing Herstat propolis on cold sores – it works


Herstat Propolis cold sore care ointment

Recently I have been testing propolis cold sore ointment from Herstat on a cold sore that crept up on me in the night. Herstat Propolis cold sore care ointment I have been using their LipCare Stick as a preventative measure … Continue reading


The secrets behind how propolis fights cold sores


Herstat propolis cold sore care range

What is propolis? Honeybees make propolis using resins they gather from plants. They chew the resins, drawing out beneficial plant extracts and mix them with their saliva, which they then combine with wax produced from glands on their abdomens. This … Continue reading


Why you should NEVER pop a cold sore


Scabbed cold sore

This is just a really quick blog post about cold sores. I keep getting asked on my original cold sore blog, “The Do’s and Don’ts of cold sores”, ‘should I pop a cold sore?’ A scabbed cold sore The answer? … Continue reading


Does pressing a cold sore with your fingernail stop it growing?


Digging your finger nail into cold sore tingle

Now this is a bit weird but it’s something I do to every cold sore I get when they’re at the slight swelling not quite blister stage. As well as hitting them with zovirax, tea tree, bergamot oil and taking … Continue reading


Hospitalised with Eczema Herpeticum


Sorry I’ve been rather quiet recently. I actually spent last week hospitalised with a sudden and extremely dangerous bout of Eczema Herpeticum and Periorbital Cellulitis. For those not in the know, EH is when the herpes simplex virus occurs, but … Continue reading


Cold sores and memory skills linked


cold sores (herpes simplex) virus and dementia link

Whilst reading the Mail Online this week an article about cold sores grabbed my attention. If, like me, you suffer with cold sores, you may be suprised to know researchers have discovered you may have an increased risk of impaired … Continue reading


Do’s and Don’ts of fighting cold sores


You know the signs, that tell-tale little tingling sensation that signals you’re in for a real treat, a cold sore is on the way. Zovirax can be a good first line of defence and is very successful at keeping cold … Continue reading


First blog


I’m delighted to be asked to join the talkhealth blog team and am looking forward to joining in the forum discussions too.  My passions are all around health, allergies, food intolerances and celiac disease and the challenges people face in … Continue reading