Cold Sore Cream packaging

Apply at first tingle to suppress the cold sore virus

Blistex Cold Sore Cream is a clinically proven treatment containing docosanol to help block the cold sore virus in its early stages.

Lifecycle of a cold sore


Cold sore virus lies dormant in nerve cells

Cold sore virus lies dormant
Virus moves to healthy skin cells in lip area

Cold sore virus triggered and moves to healthy skin cells in lip area

Docosanol works here

Cold sore virus fuses with skin cell membrane, releasing viral DNA into cell

Cold sore virus fuses with skin cell membrane
Virus takes over cell and produces more cold sore viruses

Cold sore virus DNA takes over cell and produces more cold sore viruses

Other anti-viral work here

Death of skin cells and body's immune response produces cold sore

Produces cold sore
infects other healthy skin cells

Released virus goes on to infect other healthy skin cells

Cold sore virus multiply until cell bursts and dies

Cold sore virus multiplies

What is Blistex Cold Sore Cream?

It is a clinically proven anti-viral treatment for the early relief of cold sores on the lips. It is the only product in the UK to contain the key active ingredient docosanol which works differently from all other cold sore topicals. Docosanol penetrates the skin to help block the virus and works at an earlier stage in the infection process.

You can now find Blistex Cold Sore Cream in the Health Care aisles of UK pharmacies and grocers nationwide!

When to use Blistex Cold Sore Cream

For best results, apply at first tingle to help prevent the appearance of a cold sore and aid the healing process.

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

What Is a Cold Sore?

A cold sore starts with a tingling, burning sensation to the lip. A blister then appears within 48 hours and can take up to ten days to fully heal. Flu, fatigue, stress and extreme weather conditions are just a few of the common triggers for cold sores, meaning that many people tend to suffer more cold sores during the colder months of the year.

The blister may spread and be irritating or painful whilst it heals, so it’s advised to use a treatment such as Blistex Cold Sore Cream to help aid the healing process.

BLISTEX COLD SORE CREAM IS NOW AVAILABLE IN HEALTH CARE AISLES IN PHARMACIES AND GROCERS NATIONWIDE.