Cold sores are more than just the result of an infection, they are a recurring condition. Be prepared for an outbreak by knowing how to properly identify symptoms and treat them. Cold sores typically begin with a tingling, burning, itchy or painful sensation near or on your lips. These initial symptoms indicate an actual, unsightly cold sore is on its way. If you’re prone to outbreaks, and can easily identify these symptoms as being start of cold sores, now is the time to have an effective treatment on hand like Campho-Phenique® Cold Sore Treatment to minimize the effects of cold sores.
The pain and burning sensations experienced at the outset of a cold sore outbreak often continue once the cold sores arrive. Starting as a single blister or a small cluster, a cold sore is usually a red-rimmed, fluid-filled blister that will eventually pop and scab over. The cold sore is officially gone once the scab flakes off and the skin has healed.
This whole process from onset to fully healing can take up to two weeks, but treating the cold sores when they first appear can minimize the effects. Campho-Phenique® Cold Sore Treatment addresses the common symptoms associated with cold sores immediately upon application, drying out the cold sore without causing cracking. Campho-Phenique is specifically designed with a combination of ingredients focused on relieving pain and discomfort while preventing an infection of the cold sore. If symptoms worsen or last more than 7 days, talk to your doctor.