Are There Any Remedies for Cold Sores?

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My boyfriend has a cold and I was with him for seventeen days, we kissed but I came home Jan.7 and didn't get sick but for past two days I got a fever blister. Did I get the fever blister because I kissed my boyfriend?
I am not sure. if you have other symptoms as your boyfriend has, it could be possible.
What causes fever blisters?
Fever blisters is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). This virus is passed from person to person by saliva  or by skin contact. Fever blisters usually appear as clusters of tiny blisters on the lip. After this first infection, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in the nerves of the face. In some people, the virus becomes active again from time to time. When this happens, Fever blisters appear. HSV-1 can get active again because of a cold or fever.
What is L-lysine?
Hello, L-lysine is a kind of amino acid that can help produce antibodies and improve immunity.
Does it keep cold sores away?
A cold sore is a viral infection, like many other viral infections it doesn't require treatment, in 2-4 weeks the blisters go away. If you feel pain, you may apply antiviral medicine, but it's not always necessary. To boost your immune, you may take multi-vitamin, or simply Vitamin C, or plenty of fruits and vegetables, or Echinacea. Drink water, keep hydrated, sleep well, these are weapons to boost the immune as well. Drink green tea also helps.
My husband drinks water by the gallons eats fruit & veggies but he keeps getting a fever blister like once or twice a year. Is there a reason for that!
It seems to me like a viral infection. If it goes away spontaneously, it may be not a concern.