cold sore treatment gel

Campho-Phenique® Cold Sore Treatment provides maximum strength medicine to dry out the cold sore without causing cracking. It actually soothes and moisturizes as it works, reducing the appearance of the infection. The easy-to-use pin-point tip delivers immediate pain relief and begins working on contact, minimizing discomfort and itching, while preventing infection to promote healing.


What are Cold Sores?

Cold sores are anything but subtle. Not only can they look unsightly, but they can be a major source of pain. Learn more about the lifecycle of cold sores and their proper treatment.

A manifestation of the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), cold sores often appear as small blisters on or around your lips, passed from person to person typically by saliva or skin contact. Drinking from the same glass or using the same towel can also spread the infection.

The main symptoms you might experience during an outbreak include pain, local tingling, burning, and itching.

Once you’ve contracted the virus, cold sore outbreaks are typically brought on by fatigue occurring as a result of situations ranging from major life events to simply catching a cold. Because there is no cure for cold sores, it’s important to begin treating the symptoms at the first sign of an outbreak in order to tackle the pain and discomfort early on.