How to Apply?
How to use COMPEED®
- You can use the cold sore patch at any stage of an outbreak. However, it is best to apply at the first sign of an an outbreak – usually a tingling or itching sensation.
- Wash your hands before and after applying the COMPEED® Discreet Cold Sore Patch.
- COMPEED® Discreet Cold Sore Patch should be used 24 hours a day until the sore is healed*. A patch will naturally detach after approximately 8 hours and should then be replaced with a new one.
- Don’t remove the patch because you want the sore to ‘breathe’. This is actually counter-productive and can lengthen the healing* process. Keeping the patch on is clinically proven to ensure the optimal healing* environment is maintained.
Watch our informative advice video on how to apply the COMPEED® Discreet Cold Sore Patch quickly and effectively
Applying the patch
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.
Hold the clear paper applicator at the curved edge.
Using both hands, carefully peel off the clear paper applicator from the protective teal coloured cover.
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.
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.
Gently peel back the applicator leaving the patch in place. Make-up or lipstick can be applied over the patch.
How to remove
If the patch stays on, there is no need to remove it and change it. If the patch does start to detach from the skin it should be removed and replaced with a new one.
- To remove the patch, loosen it at the edge.
- Use both hands to hold loosened edge of patch.
- Stretch the patch sideways, pulling hands apart as it is peeled away.
*healing of the cold sore lesion