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Cymex better save the day

I woke up this morning to a lovely surprise. No, it wasn’t breakfast in bed, it was in fact a lovely mouth infection.Bet your jealous.

This delightful infection is in the outer corners of my lips, where the top lip meet the bottom (on both sides!). It looks completely gross but worst of all it hurts like hell when I talk and laugh.

I had this for an entire Summer when I was a teenager. I tried Vaseline when my mam told me it was just chapped lips, Zovirax when my nannie told me it was a cold-sore, I also tried every over the counter product on the market. Back then my dad suggested it might be a deficiency in my diet so off we went to the pharmacy.

It was jammers and I had to shout when the chemist asked me what I need. I pointed like an eejit to the enormous red sores on either side of my mouth. He took one look at them and roared across the busy chemist “it’s an infection from drooling in your sleep”. Well now, I was mortified let me tell you, but I paid for the tube of Acetyl in Orbase solution and ran for the door. Within two days the infection was gone.

So when I saw the red sores this morning I headed straight for the pharmacy to get the same stuff that saved me years ago. I was delighted that in 2 more days it hideousness would be a distant memory.

It wasn’t to be. Don don don…

Acetyl in Orbase is now on prescription. What?! What is a glorified lip balm doing on prescription? I refuse to shellout €60 for 30 seconds of my GP’s time for a lip cream! I decided to experiment. I scanned the lip products for something I hadn’t tried the last time around. And then the bight yellow tube caught my eye.

Now, it’s only been 6 hours since I first applied but things are looking good.

My disgusting sores and I will keep you posted on the results.

In the meantime, tell me I’m not the only one that drools in her sleep once in a while!

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  • Librada Cruice

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  • hannah

    So funny coming across this. I have an awfully ugly painful cracked mouth corner with the other quite sore. I had it for 3 weeks and couldnt figure it out. Went to my doctor for something else and he spotted the sore and immediatley said about iron deficiency. I’m already mildy anaemic, no treatments have worked so i’m leaving it clean, applying cold sore treatment and also taking vitamin B and Iron tablets, never had these sores before but safe to say my boyfriend will be glad to see the back of them!

  • Kelly

    I get this (or at least something very similar)! Usually in winter. It started this time as a result of eating melon, bizarrely enough, and the juice and presumably biting action irritated the corners of my mouth. I’ve been waging war against it for a couple on months, on and off, and mentioned it to my GP who said it’s a form of eczema, typically caused by anaemia. My blood test results showed that my ferritin [yeah, I had to Wikipedia this too] levels were borderline low, and that I need to up my iron intake. In the meantime, I’ve been using Blistex Relief Cream, which is cheap and probably very similar to Cymex.

  • Elena

    Wow, i just got that 2-3 days ago and had no idea why! So i guess i’m also a drooler! :P
    Also, mine gets even more inflammated when i brush my teeth, cause of the toothpaste…Bummer!
    I did a little search and in this website, it’s mentioned that mouth irritation is cause by a deficiency of B2, B12 and B9 vitamins. So, you could also try eating more meat, whole-grain cereal and milk along with cymex!
    I’ll try making some paste out of aspirin and see how this works out, cause i don’t think they sell cymex in greece!

  • olya08

    Hi Amy,

    As bonnie already mentioned you need to take Vitamin B supplements and it will all go away in two days even without Cymex

  • bonnie

    I also drool. Don’t worry Amy, you’re not alone. As for sores, I have gotten them before and thought they were just chapped lips or maybe caused by dehydration. I later found that it was a vitamin B deficiency. So whenever I see the lil’ guys appearing at the corners of my lips I take my vitamin B.
    I feel your pain…Hope it clears up soon!

  • Orla

    Hey Amy.. I bought cymex as a last resort as my lips were cracked and extremely dry. (I to live in Ireland so I feel your pain with the weather lol) It fixed the cracks in the edges of my lips but i found it didn’t do anything for the chapping.. I hope it works for you .x

  • .Nekku.

    The more I drool the better I sleep. :) Sorry to hear about your annoying sores, though. :(

  • Jennifer

    What shop/chemist did you but it in?
    I have the same thing at the moment and have already used a tube of some lip balm in the last too days!(woops!)

    • Amy

      Jennifer,all chemists sell it

  • Willow

    Sorry to hear you’re suffering. I get the same type of sores on my mouth, the same as you. For me, I find they appear when I’m dehydrated and lacking in vitamins and nutrients. So I drink *loads* of water and make a super yummy ratu dish filled with yummy veggies, and fruit salad for dessert. They start clearing up in no time. I also try and avoid using makeup round that area, and I
    use super cheap but super effective Lipsyl (which I buy from Tesco). Hope yours start to clear up soon. :-)

    • Amy

      Willow, thanks for the advice!

  • Brittany

    I too drool in my sleep.. especially when I go into a really deep sleep, or if I fall asleep on my hubby’s shoulder… I guess I get so calm and relaxed that my mouth hangs open. I don’t know. ha ha. Either way, it happens. I’m not ashamed. Tee hee.
    I must admit I have never gotten sores on my mouth from it! Wow. That must be really painful. Keep us posted please, just in case I ever do get the sores, this info. would be good to know! Thanks Amy.

  • Lauren

    It’s okay Amy… I admit to drooling in my sleep also.

    Love Cymex, hopes it works for you too.

  • annie

    oh honey i am so sorry!! as a person who has suffered with the occassional cold sore since i was a baby i feel your pain. anything that affects the face and appearance is so disheartening. i hope this product works for you a.s.a.p.!!!

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