Blistex Cold Sore Cream is a clinically proven treatment containing docosanol to help block the cold sore virus in its early stages.
Cold sore virus lies dormant in nerve cells
Cold sore virus triggered and moves to healthy skin cells in lip area
Cold sore virus fuses with skin cell membrane, releasing viral DNA into cell
Cold sore virus DNA takes over cell and produces more cold sore viruses
Death of skin cells and body's immune response produces cold sore
Released virus goes on to infect other healthy skin cells
Cold sore virus multiply until cell bursts and dies
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!
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.
In the UK, it is estimated that 75% of the population carry the herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores, with 20% of people suffering from recurring cold sores.
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. A cold sore starts with a tingling, burning sensation to the lip. The blister then appears within 24 hours and can take up to ten days to fully heal.
Blistex Cold Sore Cream is now available in health care aisles in pharmacies and grocers nationwide.