The cold sore ointments have in their antiviral composition that helps to eliminate the Herpes virus, facilitating the healing of the lip. Some of the most commonly used ointments to treat this problem are:
In addition to these ointments, there are also transparent liquid adhesives that can be placed on the wound caused by herpes, which although they do not have an antiviral in their composition, are also effective in wound healing, as in the case of Liquid Film for Herpes Lips of Mercurchrome. This product provides healing, relieves pain and prevents contamination through the formation of a discrete and transparent film.
The cold sore ointment should be used 3 to 4 times a day until the wound heals completely, which usually takes about 7 days, and the pain may stop manifesting from the 2nd or 3rd day.
In addition, if ointments are not sufficient for treatment to be effective or if herpes infections become very common, treatment with antiviral tablets may be necessary, which can only be taken if prescribed by a doctor. Learn more about treatment.