They didn`t really feel like cold sores, but valacyclovir got rid of them for sure. So I dont know man?
They didnt crust before then either because i didnt let them. With constant moisture they wont be able to.
They were red all the time though and had these bumps
But yeah, any moisturizer will do.
You should do constant moisture with something like aquaphor or vaseline until they`re better,
I dont think applying a hard lipstick would even be possible for you right now.
When the redness and bumps went away i`ve started using normal lip products like the calendula lip balm, and they are doing really well lately