Cold Sore Cream packaging

Cold Sore Cream

Clinically proven Blistex Cold Sore Cream is the only treatment in the UK to contain docosanol, which penetrates the skin to help block the virus. Find out more below.

top tips for cold sore free lips

  • Try to avoid touching cold sores as they are highly infectious.
  • Eat healthily and exercise to keep your immune system nice and strong.
  • Try calming activities such as yoga, pilates or meditation to keep your stress levels down.
  • Apply Blistex Cold Sore Cream when first symptoms of a cold sore arise.

Blistex Cold Sore Cream

What is it?

Clinically proven Blistex Cold Sore Cream is the only treatment in the UK to contain docosanol, which penetrates the skin to help block the virus. Docosanol gets to work at an earlier stage in the infection process than other cold sore treatments. Whilst aciclovir and penciclovir start working once the virus enters the cells, docosanol acts as a barrier to help block the virus from entering healthy cells. 
To find out more about Blistex Cold Sore Cream, click here.

When to use it?

Apply to the affected area 5 times a day, at approximately 3 hourly intervals.

What is a cold sore?

A cold sore is an unsightly and often painful blister on the lips caused by an infection from the virus Herpes Simplex 1. A cold sore starts with a tingling, burning sensation on the lip. The blister then appears within 24 hours and can take up to ten days to fully heal. As they are contagious, the sufferer must take care not to infect others or re-infect themselves. Cold sores often occur when a person has a cold, but other stress factors can also bring them on e.g. emotional distress, stomach upsets, and even too much sun.

To find out more about Blistex Cold Sore Cream, click here.