Blistex as a Treatment for Herpes

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Blistex is a topical treatment applied to the lips to heal chapped, dry lips and soothe fever blister pain. Blistex contains the ingredients allantoin, camphor, and phenol, which relieve pain and moisturize severely dry lips. While Blistex can help to alleviate pain and dryness caused by fever blisters (also called cold sores), Blistex for herpes is not an appropriate treatment as Blistex has no affect against the herpes simplex virus. Blistex comes in a tube applicator and should only be used on the lips, and not more than four times per day. Some people may have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in Blistex.

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