Blistex Cold Sore Treatment Review
Blistex lip care products have been on the market since 1947. Blistex manufactures, tests and markets a full line of lip care products including medicated ointments specially formulated for the treatment of cold sores. Blistex Lip Mediated Lip Ointment and Blistex Lip Medex formulas provide quick effective relief from cold sore pain while conditioning the lips.
How Does Blistex Work?
Blistex Lip Mediated Lip Ointment and Blistex Lip Medex contain ingredients which provide relief from the pain, itching and discomfort of cold sores and blisters. It a topical application and has three active ingredients: camphor, phenol and menthol. Camphor is used as a skin antipuritic and antiseptic agent. Phenol is active against a wide range of micro-organisms including bacteria and fungi. It is used to disinfect skin and relieve itching. Menthol is an alcohol produced from mint oils and is also used to relieve itching. The active ingredients are embedded in an emollient base containing mineral oil, petrolatum,lanolin and mixed waxes. The mixed waxes provide a special barrier that helps the lips’ skin cells retain their moisture balance.
Medicated Blistex lip care products are for external use only. They are entirely safe when applied, as directed, to cold sores or fever blister on the lips.
Blistex Lip Mediated Lip Ointment and Blistex Lip Medex dries cold sore and helps prevent infections and promotes healing. Both products are most effective when used at the first sign of a cold sore. Blistex Lip Mediated Lip Ointment and Blistex Lip Medex emollient base provides moisture to the skin of the lips and promote healing.
Blistex Lip Mediated Lip Ointment and Blistex Lip Medex lip treatments are designed for the temporary relief of cold sores. Both products should be gently applied to the cold sore one to three times a day for seven days. Generally speaking cold sores resolve themselves with 7 to 10 days of initial outbreak. If cold sore symptoms persist, consult your physician if your cold sore symptoms persist for additional treatment options.