Compeed Cold Sore Patches

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Compeed Cold Sore Patches
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Compeed Patches To Cover & Heal Cold Sores

Each Compeed Cold Sore Patch delivers 12 hours of repair and healing power against the flare-up of cold sores. They are small and discreet, protecting you against embarrassment while containing the virus.

Buy your treatment online today from The Independent Pharmacy and get quick, discreet delivery as soon as you notice your cold sore developing.

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Compeed Cold Sore Information

  • What are Compeed Cold Sore Patches?

    Compeed Cold Sore Patches contain hydrocolloid active gel technology that can be applied directly to a cold sore as soon as they start to appear. Each patch works for 12 hours to ease discomfort, quickly heal and reduce the scabbing caused by cold sores.

    Each box contains 15 self-adhesive, discreet translucent patches that are applied directly to the cold sore to improve symptoms from day one, protect the irritated skin from infection, contain the virus and improve your confidence during a flare-up.

    What are Compeed Cold Sore Patches used for?

    Compeed Cold Sore Patches are an excellent treatment option to speed up the healing of cold sores. When applied as soon as you notice the telltale tingling sensation, these patches provide the perfect environment for the skin to heal with less scabbing and crusting.

    What are cold sores?

    Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus or HPV. HPV causes fluid-filled blisters to appear on or around your lips that later burst and become crusty. Although cold sores are not harmful they can cause people to feel self-conscious or embarrassed.

    There is, unfortunately, no cure for HPV and once you have the virus you are likely to continue to experience flare-ups of cold sores for the rest of your life. However, using Compeed Cold Sore Patches allows you to take control, discreetly containing the virus and speeding up the healing process.

    How do Compeed Cold Sore Patches work?

    These Compeed Cold Sore Patches use hydrocolloid technology to support the body’s healing process to speed up how quickly the skin repairs itself. The patches are self-adhesive and work by drawing fluid out of the cold sore while keeping the surrounding skin moist. This process promotes healing by preventing the cold sores from scabbing while at the same time keeping germs away.

    How quickly do Compeed Cold Sore Patches work?

    Compeed Cold Sore Patches are recommended for use as soon as you feel a cold sore developing and can be used throughout all stages. The hydrocolloid technology gets to work as soon as the patch is applied and maintains its powerful healing action for 12 hours.

    Alternatives to Compeed Cold Sore Patches

    These cold sore patches are great over the counter treatment option for the times when leaving your cold sore to heal on its own is just not an option.

    If you are suffering from cold sores that are stubborn or severe and do not appear to respond to over the counter treatments it is a good idea to discuss prescription treatments with a pharmacist or doctor. At The Independent Pharmacy, we sell antiviral Aciclovir cream and Aciclovir tablets for cold sores that fight the virus causing your cold sores.

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  • Compeed Cold Sore Patches warnings

    • Compeed Cold Sore Patches are for external use only. Do not apply to the genital, avoid contact with the eyes and do not swallow.
    • You should avoid kissing others, especially children and babies, while you have an active cold sore.
    • Keep out of reach of children.
    • Do not use Compeed patches if you are allergic to their contents.

    Compeed Cold Sore Patches in pregnancy & breastfeeding

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and are suffering from cold sores you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before starting any treatment.

  • How to use Compeed Cold Sore Patches

    Compeed Cold Sore Patches are for external use only to be applied directly to cold sores around the mouth.

    Apply 1 Compeed patch, as soon as you notice a cold sore developing and replace it with a new patch every 12 hours until the skin has completely healed.

    1. Wash your hands before and after use and ensure the affected and surrounding skin are clean and dry.
    2. Peel off the clear paper applicator from the protective cover. The patch will be attached to the applicator. Do not touch the adhesive side of the patch.
    3. Apply the patch, still attached to the applicator, over the cold sore. Use a mirror to ensure the cold sore is covered and gently press down the patch.
    4. Gently peel back the applicator, leaving the patch in place.
    5. Makeup and lipstick can now be applied over the patch.
  • Compeed Cold Sore Symptoms ingredients

    Each patch contains: Hydrocolloid active gel technology.

  • Compeed Cold Sore Patches side effects

    It is very uncommon for Compeed Cold Sore Patches to cause side effects, however, if you notice your cold sore symptoms worsening or you develop any irritation to the surrounding skin you should stop using these patches immediately. If you are worried about any side effects you should speak to a doctor as soon as possible.

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