helps stop the cold sore virus at the very first sign.*
Blistex Cold Sore Cream is a clinically proven treatment for the early stages of recurrent cold sores on the lips. it contains Docosanol which works differently to other treatments in the early stages of a cold sore.
* Blistex Cold Sore Cream contains docosanol. always read the label.
adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over:
at the first sign of a recurrent cold sore, apply to the affected area 5 times a day, at approximately 3 hourly intervals until healed, for a maximum of 10 days. do not start treatment with cream at the stage of an already developed blister or ulcer.
for full details read before use and retain the enclosed patient information leaflet. warnings and precautions:
- do not use if sensitive to Docosanol or any other ingredients.
- children under 12 should not use Docosonal 10 % cream.
- do not use and consult your doctor if you have a weakened immune system.
- should only be used for cold sores on the mouth and face.
- avoid getting the cream into the eyes.
if symptoms do not improve after 10 days, or if they worsen, consult your doctor.
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.
Unfortunately Blistex Cold Sore Cream is out of stock until further notice.
1 g contains 100 mg (10 %) docosanol. also contains sucrose stearates, light mineral oil, propylene glycol (e1520), benzyl alcohol (e1519), purified water.
lifecycle of a
cold sore virus lies dormant in nerve cells
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 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
released virus goes on to infect other healthy skin cells
cold sore virus multiply until cell bursts and dies