Multi-Symptom 3-in-1 Cold Sore Treatment

Treats multiple cold sore symptoms in one product.

  • Moisture Shield™ soothes & protects
  • Clinically proven to help hide redness with a blend of natural minerals
  • Temporarily relieves pain & itch
  • Dermatologist tested

Available at Walgreens, Walmart and CVS.

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For treatment of symptoms associated with cold sores. Product does not treat viral infections. Due to differences in skin tone, results may vary.


Active Ingredients

Benzocaine 10%.................................................................External Analgesic

White Petrolatum 44.69%.................................................................Skin Protectant

Inactive Ingredients

Polyethylene Glycol, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Behenyl Olivate, PPG-51 SMDI Copolymer, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Calcium Silicate, Flavor, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (C.I 77491, C.I 77492, C.I 77499)


Adults and children 2 years of age and older: apply to affected area (lips) not more than 3 to 4 times daily

Children 2-12 years of age: should be supervised in use of this product

Children under 2 years of age: ask a doctor


For the temporary relief of pain and itching associated with symptoms of fever blisters and cold sores Helps prevent and protect dry, chapped lips


For external use only

Allergy Alert: Do not use this product if you have a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as procaine, butacaine, benzocaine, or other “caine” anesthetics.

When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Do not use on

deep or puncture wounds

animal bites

serious burns

Stop use and ask a doctor or dentist if cold sore symptoms do not improve in 7 days

irritation, pain, or redness persists or worsens

swelling, rash, or fever develops

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Other Information

Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun

Store between 0°C to 28°C (32°F to 82.4°F)

What is a Cold Sore?

A cold sore (or fever blister) is an infection usually on the lip area of your mouth. It’s caused by the herpes simplex I virus. There is no cure for cold sores. They typically last 7-12 days.

Cold Sore Symptoms

Some people who carry the HSV-1 virus experience no symptoms at all. For those who do, mild to severe symptoms appear around the lips or mouth area.

You may experience cold sore symptoms that include:

• Itching, burning, tingling, a blister or cluster of blisters, and/or a rash
• Before a blister appears some people even experience a sore throat, fever, swollen glands, or painful swallowing.

Carmex® Multi-Symptom Cold Sore Treatment contains a formula that temporarily relieves pain and itch on the surface of the fever blister.

Cold Sore Triggers

The virus that causes cold sores is contagious and spreads easily. Once you get the virus, you’ll always have it. Triggers that cause cold sore outbreaks include:

• Having your period
• Exposure to sun
• Having a fever
• Getting sick
• Being stressed out
• Having surgery