Just had my first outbreak on Thursday. I was scared and embarrassed since I had work the next day. I’ve been using Abreva since Friday, well really since Saturday. I’m not noticing any changes. Does anyone know any creams or lip balms that can help speed up the process? Also, how am I supposed to hide it? With a bandaid? I’m sorry about so many questions. But I’m 19, and this is all new to me. I’ve only told one person about it, I don’t really want anyone else to know. I’ve just been feeling so ugly and disgusted with myself. I know nothing about it, but I just want to feel normal again.