Would rate it lower if I could.
Only lasts 30min max. You can stick it but cannot remove the backing off the patch. Like throwing good money in the bin - same thing. Do not waste your money there are better patches on the market - but the Compeed ones they are great!!
Zovirax InvisiSeal is best treatment for cold sores...
I have suffered from cold sores for the past 50+ years and these patches are the best treatment I have ever used. If you catch them early - when the spot begins to tingle - and centre the spot under the patch, the pain and spread of the virus is controlled, and I can even wear lipstick and makeup over the patch without looking like something waiting for Halloween, and they clear up quite quickly. Disappointed these patches are now hard to locate.
Easy to use and invisible
I find these work way better than any creams. I use both these and compeed if I have a cold sore but this is by far superior and I'm sad it's hard to get. Compeed is fine but not as easy to apply and also not as "invisible" as the Zovirax ones.
Purchased in October 2018.
I have used these for years and always have on hand "just in case". Yes they are fiddly and I've ended up wasting at least a couple every time, or getting the patch completely out of the paper protection and sticking it on like that. They're not medicated which surprised me as I thought this was what healed. However, I do find covering the sore in a patch takes the pain away. Unfortunately part of my cold sore always goes under the lip so the patch doesn't sit perfectly and once I eat and drink it lifts of course and the patch is very notic...eable. I got given a pack of Compeed as a sample. Much much better product. I like the idea one reviewer put up because of his facial hair - cutting a patch in half! I shall try that then it won't go under my lip and get wet too quickly.
NON-MEDICATED WASTE OF MONEY
I'd give these patches zero stars if I could. Non-medicated patches are a waste of time. Compeed medicated patches help to heal & protect. Please don't waste your money on these!
I’m really happy with this product
I’m really happy i grabbed a pack of these today. One patch lasts me between 6-8hrs. Its really easy to apply and i find it sticks really well. It smoothes out the area and keeps the sore compressed, it really does like invisible. I use them of a day and at bed time I put some of the Zovirax cream on.
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Literally the worst product I have ever used
You would do better to take your $20 and joyfully cut it in to tiny circles and stick them over your cold sore; I'm sure they'd be less maddening to use and at least then you wouldn't also suffer the feeling of being totally shafted as well as a cold sore. If giving zero stars was an option I'd take it.
Great product when modified
I find these difficult to use as I have a facial hair, so they do not stick... therefore I need to apply it lower on the lip, which does not work as mouth serliva detachers the seal and its left flapping/hanging on the lip… very annoying.
But i have come up with a solution. If you cut the seal in half and apply it to the top part of the lip, it does not overlap on facial hair or hang below the lip… keeping it dry and stuck to the lip and blends better on the lip.
Instructions: When cutting the seal, you will need to peel the two pieces of...paper off first, as instructed on the box… Then cut it in half. Do not try to cut the seal with the paper still on, as it's impossible to remove the paper without damaging the seal. Hope this helps, might even be a good solution for non facial hair users to.
Waste of time and money
Total waste of money Impossible to apply You will waste at least ,1/2 a packet following the poor instruction If you do get it on It won't stay The only thing it sticks to is your other lip so get use to walking around with your mouth open and don't even attempt to have a drink I will never buy another zovirax product again
It sticks on
The patch was actually sticking on the spot when I applied it. If I didn't soak with the warm water the patch would not fall off itself (it was on for a day).
The ony thing with the patch was it didn't reduce the pain, or I guess I should have put it on earlier. Follow the instructions, and make sure your lip is okay level dry, then it will definitely stick on.
The cream they have is really helpful though to reduce the symptom of the cold sore. But if you put on the cream then the surface will not allow you to put on the patch. So either way.
I hope whoever reads my review will be better soon, cos cold sore is really annoying..
Not sure if it works
Easy to get on for me, just read the instructions while in a moving car and it was invisible! Now I'm not sure if it actually works or if just me taking lysine tables at $7 a bottle worked better. Cheaper and healthier option, I think I will just take my 2 tablet of Lysine and never get a cold sore again!!
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