Polysporin Cold Sore Healing Patch uses hydrocolloid technology to effectively treat the cold sore. The patch forms a protective barrier that contains the virus and enables fast effective healing.
Directions for Use: Apply POLYSPORIN® Cold Sore Healing Patch at first sign of an outbreak. When the patch starts to detach from the skin, remove it and replace it with a new one until cold sore is healed. Patches should be used 24 hours a day. On average, the patch will stay on for approximately 8 hours. You do not need to remove the patch every 8 hours, only when it begins to detach.
Average Price: $18.99
J'utilise du polysporin frequemment à la maison et lors de mes nombreux voyages à l'étranger. Je crois que ce produit doit faire partie de tous les sacs à main.
I always use these when I get a cold sore and it looks horrific. the trick is to apply makeup and lipliner around it and it is very visible. it helps it heal faster than just leaving it be and takes away the itch and helps it not to spread. It is very effective and hides all evidence of a cold sore. i have a few on hand still along with some abreva so I am well equipped for my next break out.
Polysporin Cold Sore Healing Patch is just magic to me.. I put it on so easily and was amazed how it got rid of my cold sore. You can hardly even notice you have it on. There is no pain or itchiness either.. Love it
I've tried every product available for cold sores and I can confidently say about this one - save your money! It's basically a clear piece of tape that doesn't adhere for long. It is annoying, very noticeable, and completely useless.
It's hard to review this....on one hand, it does offer a great benefit (which is that you can use them when you sleep, which keep the sore from cracking and getting cold-sore-germ all over your pillow, which is important, because cold sores are SUPER contagious, and, yes, you can spread them to yourself if you touch it and then touch your lip/face/other unmentionable areas, and then you will have more than one infection). But, on the other hand, there is NO medicinal ingrediants in these patches....people seem to think there is, but there is not. Okay, that, in and of itself, is okay - after all, they do a good job of keeping the sore from spreading, so, that's a good thing, and they don't need to do more than that by adding medicinal ingrediants (by medicinal ingrediants, I mean something that would help heal the sore, like Abreva does).
But. But...how the heck do they get away with charning 20 dollars for 15 tiny tiny patches?? That's over a dollar a patch! And the patches are nothing...just little circles of something that looks like tape.
I guess, my feeling on them is this: they do a great job of keeping the sore from spreading & causing more new infections, but they are so over-priced it is insane.
What I do is buy them, but only wear them at night. Who can afford to wear them all the time? Cold sores can last up to two weeks, and the patches only last about 8 hours....you do the math, and you'll find wearing them all the time is crazy crazy expensive.
As I said, due to the insane cost, I only wear them at night. During the day, I use some kind of cream, like Abreva or one of those Lysiene creams. This works for me, because all the patch does (since it has no medicinal ingrediants) is stop the sore from spreading....to me, the most important time to wear them is nighttime, since I might touch it in my sleep and spread it around, and because I don't want the virus all over my pillow cases (after all, it is herpes...."cold sore" is just the nice name for it, it is really a form of herpes). During the day, I use some kind of cream, and just remember not to touch my sore. I use a q-tip to apply the creams, so I don't have to touch the sore.
I will buy these again, because I feel I need them for when I sleep, but I am horrified by the price, especially considering they have no medicinal value. I swear, I am going to try and make home-made ones out of duct tape or something!
I enjoy this product and will occasionally purchase it only because it hides the cold sore very well which I love because we all know how unsightly they are. Personally, I found this product did not work in terms of healing the cold sore, it may have helped a bit but not drastically like some may hope when looking for a treatment. I would buy this if you're looking for a way to hide the cold sore. The medication in the patch is just a small added bonus.
I don't get cold sores very often, but I did find these Polysporin Cold Sore Healing Patches helped take mine away fast. I love that it goes on like a bandaid, and you can hardly tell it's there. I would recommend this product to everyone
I do get cold sores and found these really didn't work. The nice thing about them though, is that it does cover up the cold sore like a band aid so that helps with the cracking and pain associated with cold sores. It kind of camouflages it too which is nice, you can put lipstick over it as well.
I've gotten cold sores all of my life. Imagine finding an invisible product that treats the coldsore and minimizes the pain! The good people of Polysporin have done that, so all you have to do is peel, apply, and go on with your day!
This is my favorite cold sore treatment. It helps to relieve the pain. It is transparent and helps to cover up the cold sore. Defiantly better then the white cream treatments.
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