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Originally posted by EoTsNake
To the best of my knowledge at the first sign of a tingle I use
Every once and awhile I will use "over the counter" stuff, but I am always disappointed with the results.
Hope to hear from you guys, and hopefully make my life a little easier
Docosanol is a compound that is capable of having an inhibitory effect on the herpes virus and therefore it is suggested that it can help to limit both the duration and severity of cold sores. Clinical trials for one docosanol product showed that it reduced the median time-to-healing period for cold sores by (only) about one day. In most cases the instructions for creams containing docosanol state that the product should be applied to the area where the cold sore is forming repeatedly throughout the day, as soon as a person senses that a lesion has begun to form (preferably the Tingle stage).