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Common Cold, Cold Sores, and Chapped Lips

Discussion in 'Biohacking 101' started by Huck, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Huck

    Huck Silver

    About a month ago, I had a cold (congestion, aches, sore throat, cough, but no fever). As far as I can remember, this is the only cold I have ever had and I only had the flu twice. About a week after the cold, I got cold sores (which I understand is fairly common). When the cold sores went away, I started having chapped lips. The only time I have had chapped lips before was from severely cold weather.

    I asked my doc if this was an indicator of something that I should be concerned about. She said the cold sores were from the cold, and she understood what I was asking, but didn't know why I would have caught a cold for the 1st time.

    Any ideas? Could it be as simple as being dehydrated?

    ETA: I just turned 68, which is why I am suspect about these things happening for the 1st time.

    ETA 2: I used campho-phenique on the cold sores and then used it on chapped lips. Could that be what is causing the chapped lips? I will stop using it and see if that helps.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017

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