COMPEED® Cold Sore Discreet Healing Patch
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COMPEED® Cold Sore Discreet Healing Patch


COMPEED® Compeed Cold Sore Discreet Healing patch contains hydrocolloid active gel technology for fast healing and a reduction in scabbing. It starts to work from the very first sign and continues throughout all stages.

Its’ discreet design helps to protect the cold sore and help avoid social embarrassment.

The patch also creates a virus shield to help reduce the risk of contamination.

x15 # of Plasters

How to Apply

01

Wash your hands before and after use. Ensure your skin is clean and dry. Do not apply any cream on the lip, as the patch may no longer stick to your lip. Tear off one product along the perforated edge to separate it from the others.

02

Hold the clear paper applicator at the curved edge.

03

Using both hands, carefully peel off the clear paper applicator from the protective teal coloured cover.

04

You will see the round cold sore patch on the upper part of the applicator. Take care not to touch the adhesive side of the patch.

05

Apply this part of the applicator to the cold sore and using a mirror, gently press down to firmly place the patch on to the cold sore.

06

Gently peel back the applicator leaving the patch in place. Make-up or lipstick can be applied over the patch.

Hydrocolloid technology

COMPEED® Cold Sore Discreet Healing hydrocolloid patch works from the inside out to help the body’s natural healing process.
Its’ Hydrocolloid-075 active gel technology creates the optimal germ-free healing environment to help prevent the scab forming and the cold sore from spreading.

The patch is discreet and also acts like a virus shield to help reduce risk of contamination from the cold sore and to prevent it from worsening.

Stays in place for up to 12 hours.

For best results start using when you first feel a tingle and continue using a patch day and night throughout the outbreak until the lesion is fully healed.

Virus shield reduces contamination
Prevents scab formation
Reduces symptoms from 1st sign
Discreet protection

Properties of plaster

Properties of plaster
  1. Ultra-thin hydrocolloid-075 gel absorbs the excess fluid for fast healing and provides the optimal moist environment to prevent scabbing.

  2. Semi-permeable membrane allows the wound to breathe while protecting it from external contaminants such as dirt and bacteria.

  3. Protective barrier against external triggers to reduce contamination and worsening.

  4. Ultra adhesive and tapered edges so Compeed flexes with movement and stays in place for up to 12 hours.

  5. Translucent patch blends in with the skin for ultimate discretion.

COMPEED® cold sore patches should be used 24 hours a day until the sore is healed*. Don’t remove the patch because you want the sore to ‘breathe’. This is actually counter-productive and can lengthen the healing* process.

* healing of the cold sore lesion

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes cold sores?

The cold sore virus (HSV-1) is usually contracted during childhood.
Nearly 80% of the adult population has the virus, but only 20% experience outbreaks. These can be triggered by several factors including:

  • Stress
  • Low immune system
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Cold or flu
  • Extreme weather (cold/heat)
  • Exposure to sun
  • Menstruation
  • Hormones

How do you get cold sores?

The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 generally causes cold sores. The virus is usually contracted early in childhood. Unfortunately, our body’s immune system isn’t able to completely get rid of the infection and the virus remains in our body, usually hidden in the Ganglion, a knot of nerves in the brain. While there is no definitive understanding of how a cold sore is triggered there is a common understanding that an outbreak can be triggered by a number of external factors such as: sun exposure, stress, cold weather, fever, cold or flu, fatigue or hormones. Cold sores are spread through direct, intimate physical contact with an infected person.

How to treat cold sores?

Current cold sore outbreaks can be treated with creams and hydrocolloid patches. The COMPEED® cold sore patch instantly hides, protects and relieves pain while achieving comparable healing time to commonly used anti-viral 5% cream *.

* Karlsmark T, Goodman JJ, Drouault Y, Lufrano L, Pledger GW. Randomized clinical study comparing COMPEED® cold sore patch to acyclovir cream 5% in the treatment of herpes simplex labialis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22 (10): 1184-1193

How does a COMPEED® cold sore patch work?

The Hydrocolloid-075 technology is an active gel that acts like a second skin. It seals your cold sore, allowing acceleration of your body’s natural healing mechanism.

You can start to use when you first feel a tingle and continue using a patch day and night throughout the outbreak until the lesion is fully healed.

Can kids use the COMPEED® cold sore patch?

The product would work equally well for children though this population has not been studied. Parents should supervise the children to ensure that they do not chew and swallow the patch.

Is it safe to kiss with a cold sore?

It is recommended to avoid intimate contact with other people during an outbreak. When an outbreak occurs, the HSV-1 is present, and can be easily transferred from one person to another through kissing or sharing a drink.

How can you prevent cold sores?

Though cold sore outbreaks can’t be prevented, the following may minimise spread of cold sores and reduce the frequency of outbreaks:

  • Always wash your hands before and after touching the cold sore lesion.
  • Avoid kissing, sharing drinks and lip products until the cold sore has healed.
  • If you know the triggers for your cold sore, try to minimise your exposure. For example you can apply lip balms with SPF if your cold sores are triggered by extreme weather.
  • It is not possible to avoid infection of the Cold Sore Virus or to completely avoid future outbreaks.