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whenever I have a cold sore, I remember the time in high school when Mr. Copp asked matt if a cat bit his lip.

this was sophomore year biology, the class of cat dissection, so I don't know if it was meant to suggest necrophilia or bestiality. probably neither, but I find it funny.


f-in hilarious

I just laughed so hard. I was not there, but that was so funny. I've actually been fighting a canker sore, and also thought about the horrible cold sores Matt used to get.

Are canker sores and cold sores all the herpes virus? I was thinking about how horrible it would be to get one on/in your special place if that's the case. YUK and OUCH!

Also, I'm thinking they break out when stress is present, b/c I can't remember the last time I had a canker sore. But I'm stressed (stupid f-ed up drama) and I think it has a lot to do with that.

Re: f-in hilarious

yeah. i have incredible sympathy for the genital herpes community.

having a cold sore is driving me insane. i think it might be a stress thing -- i have a presentation tomorrow. maybe it will go away when it's over?

Dr. Rhiannon

Cold sores and canker sores are both stress related, although one main difference that many people don't know is that cold sores are contagious and canker sores are not at all. Canker sores can also be caused by a lot of other things, like allergies or the food you eat or whatever, but generally they are a good indicator of stress. Sorry to sound like a medical journal, but I know all about them - when I get super stressed about anything - work, school, family, roommates, whatever - I get canker sores in my whole mouth, like 5 or 6 at a time. And the only real thing you can do is wait for them to go away. None of the medicine actually makes them go away it just dulls the pain. So, that's your medical lesson for the day :-)

Re: Dr. Rhiannon

Something that does work reasonably well for cold sores is abbreva.

It is expensive, but mine only lasted a few days.