I am in my 20s and have had cold sore
s my entire life.. The things I have found to set off cold sore
s for me are stress, hot sauce (and some really spicy food; could be jalopenos), and orange juice. Why? I dont know. But to defeat a cold sore
, go to the pharmacy and get a bottle of " L Lycine" amino acid. I don't know if that is the correct spelling. The second I feel my lip
tingle with that sensation of an oncoming cold sore
, I take 4 pills (weather they are 500mg or 1000mg).