I'm currently on vacation with my family, and on Sunday, I went out without sunblock and got a mild sunburn. I wasn't out long, and my shoulders are only slightly pinked from it. My face suffered no visible damage that I'm aware of...except that now I have a cold sore.
It seems like every time I try to go out and soak up some Vitamin D, my lip erupts into blisters.
Am I doomed to get my Vit D in pill form forever more? How can I reap the benefits of sunshine without suffering from an outbreak? And lastly, is there anything I can do to help myself heal faster from it?
I am aware of another thread that discusses cold sores, but I did not see any advice on how to adapt, maybe, to sun exposure? Is that feasible? Additionally, Vit D supplements do not cause cold sores on me. It's the actual sunshine that triggers them. (Though, admittedly, I've been under great duress whilst planning this trip and sleeping and eating poorly, and I imagine the sunburn was simply the final straw for my poor body.)
I did notice that this is the smallest cold sore I've ever had (last one I had was last year, after a particularly nasty sunburn, and I was a vegetarian back then), with only a couple small blisters that aren't even visible unless I specifically point them out. I also immediately attacked it with coconut oil, as it was all I had in the car with me when I noticed the onset of tingling. I wonder if Paleo -- or even the coconut oil? -- is making me more resistant to more severe outbreaks?
Thank you! :)