Ken Robinson has been a cold sore sufferer his entire life. Not only has he had to endure the embarrassing and painful outbreaks, but his lips are how he makes a living.
Robinson was born with the natural gift of playing music. He was also born with a passionate and persevering outlook to life. The professional chapter of his life began at the early age of ten years old. A musical prodigy, Robinson went on to perform with famous players around the world. His diversified abilities, found him playing with classical ensembles in the Michigan Opera Theater and International Symphony Orchestra also performing with jazz legends Maynard Ferguson, Tito Puente and Arturo Sandoval. Currently, Robinson continues to play with greats like Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many more.
“You don’t understand the psychological damage a cold sore can have on a person’s esteem, unless you experience it.” Robinson recalls. “There were so many gigs I lost because of a fever blister on my lip. Not to mention the many sleepless nights. Right before a big show, panic will set in and you’re waking up every hour, looking in the mirror, just praying you don’t have one.”
For decades, Robinson saw every doctor he could. He was told the same thing by every one, “There isn’t a cure for the HSV-1 virus.” Robinson went on to try every recommendation: take prescribed medication, try topical creams, don’t drink citrus, and the list went on and on. “The funny part is the first doctor I ever went to see about my cold sore problem told me the cure was to quit playing trumpet,” Robinson said. “Can you imagine if I would’ve listened to him, I wouldn’t be living my dream and would still have constant outbreaks.”
“I finally made peace with the fact that this was a challenge I would have to live with, but I wasn’t about to let it dominate my life anymore.” Robinson stated. “About seven years ago I had one of the worst breakouts in my entire life, you couldn’t see my lips because they were covered in fever blisters,” Robinson recalls. “I looked at my wife and said “That’s it, there has to be a better way! Determined not to be a prisoner of this career threatening condition, Ken spent years researching solutions to treating cold sores. He read books, consulted medical professionals and spent countless hours mixing ingredients in his kitchen. And finally, he created something that worked! A uniquely effective formula that he wants to share with cold sore sufferers everywhere.
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