October 24, 2011

Cold sore solutions from Polysporin and Thursday Plantation!

You can never truly appreciate just how horrible cold sores are unless you are one of the unlucky ones who get them! I do - so I am always on the lookout for new ways to deal and how excited was I to hear about this new product - Polysporin Cold Sore Healing Patch - 15 patches - $18.99 - not only does it help the cold sore heal, it masks it! This means you can wear makeup over it for even more concealment!

Other benefits of the patch are it helps prevent scabbing, relieves pain, deduces tingling, itching and burning, reduces redness and swelling and protects sore from contamination but really, I'm still stuck on being able to wear lipstick on top to hide the stupid thing!

I won't go so far as to say that I'm hoping for a cold sore to come on so I can test them out but at least when I do get one it will be slightly less horrible to deal with now!

Available at food, drug and mass merchandisers and if you want a $5 off coupon you can go here to score one: http://polysporin.ca/en/coupon.asp

I have the usual prescription medication for cold sores which is good for healing but doesn't do a damn thing for the itching and burning aspect so I've always done a layering thing with products and used something on top of it that offers a cooling benefit. The one I loved most was Mentholatum Natural Ice Healer but them they stopped selling it in Cananda and now it seems they've stopped making the product altogether so I had to find an alternative which I have found in:

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Cold Sore Cream - 10g - $6 - using the powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties of 100% pure tea tree oil it provides soothing relief to cold sore, sun blisters and chapped lips naturally while helping to prevent and heal cold sores.

This one feels great on thanks to the camphor in it that cools the lips but if you are looking for more of a straight moisturizer and don't need the cold sore or chapped lip relief, you might prefer their regular lip balm which has tea tree oil with shea butter.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall/Pharmaplus, Whole Foods, Loblaws and select health food stores across Canada or online at www.abundancenaturally.com.

- Lisamarie -


  1. I also suffer from them *touchwood* I haven't had one for at least a year, but it's such a horrible thing to go through when you have one! I use neat tea tree oil to dry mine out, but this looks quite good I think I've seen something similar here, will have to give it a go! x


  2. Oh dear.. my ex had that & i never really knew the pain he suffered .. i didnt know cold sores itched & burned T___T;; i hope you are alright if another one comes along.. good luck & i hope it really works!!

  3. i just tried them! They're great! they cover them completely it took 2 tries to get one on right, they are extremely sticky so read the instructions and don't deviate! They are super great for sleeping because your not aware what you're doing when sleeping and laying face down on a cold sore can really aggravate it. It looked not too bad, make-up does not stick to it but it protects it from the elements and it from everything else. i will keep these in my arsenal for sure. Though i think having it covered all the time for 12 days might not be the best solution. i took it off for a breather today and i might leave it off until i leave the house for a long period of time and definitely for bed.

  4. Are you supposed to put the patch on with medicine? It doesn't say. I tried it without and it is starting to work without medicine. But they are difficult to peel of because they are so thin.

  5. Nope, everything you need is in the patch - just make sure the area is really dry and it will stick better! When you want to get it off rub a bit of moisturizer around the edge and it will help the edge peel up!

    Best, Lisamarie


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