You woke up this morning, and suddenly, you notice a blister on your lips. You think it will go away by itself, but then, other symptoms start to develop. You experience itching and a burning sensation in the mouth, and have trouble eating as your mouth has become extra sensitive. These are all symptoms of a cold sore.
Minimizing a Breakout Soak one un-coated Ibuprofen with just a couple drops of water in a cup. When it looks like it's starting to dissolve, crush with a spoon to make a thick paste and apply to the breakout for about 10-15 min. Ibuprofen helps with swelling, in case you were wondering how this works