Cold Sore

Everyone’s worst enemy, cold sores start as a tingle and can end with a highly contagious blistering sore, usually on the face. Cold sores usually look like tiny, fluid-filled blisters on or around the lips, which scab over and heal within a few weeks.
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Lip Balm SPF 50+

Want to look after your smile all year round? Soothe and protect your lips, whatever the weather, with Dermal Therapy Lip Balm SPF 50+, the highest SPF formula to offer sun protection from harmful rays.

  • Broad protection sunscreen protects from UVA/UVB rays
  • Moisturising formula hydrates and softens
  • Soothes and treats extremely dry, chapped lips
  • Non-greasy and great tasting
  • Highest SPF available, with no bitter aftertaste

RRP $9.99 NZD



Cold sores can last for a few days but often take up to three weeks to fully heal.

Cold sores are highly contagious and can be passed from person to person with close contact like kissing. The bad news is… cold sores are contagious even if you don’t actually see the sores.

The quickest way to get rid of a cold sore is with antiviral medication or a topical gel like Dermal Therapy’s Cold Sore LYSINE+ Gel, which speeds up healing and combats all the stages of your cold sore, from tingling and blistering to wet, dry and healing.

To relieve the discomfort and possible pain of having a cold sore, you can try a cool, damp cloth on the area, antiviral gels and creams or lemon balm, ice, mild painkillers, and some over-the-counter antiviral medications. Lysine is also used for treatment and prevention of cold sores, which is a basic amino acid that’s a constituent of most proteins, which helps the body absorb calcium and build up immunity. Although it’s essential for many bodily functions, lysine works well to help slow down or prevent growth of the virus.

The best cold sore cream is the one that works for you! Our Dermal Therapy Cold Sore LYSINE+ Gel is the only one on the Australian market to contain the essential amino acid lysine. The gel offers triple action relief, plus menthol, camphor and clove leaf oil to soothe the area while its healing.

The short answer is yes, stress can cause cold sores! Stress can cause recurrency of cold sores, if you have previously been exposed to the virus. We know that the main cause of cold sores is the contagious herpes virus, but some people are more prone to cold sores than others. If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety, your immune system is likely weaker than usual, which leaves you more susceptible to viral infections, including cold sores.

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