benzocaine, lidocaine, benzyl alcohol, menthol, camphor, phenolare only designed to numb the pain associated with them (and to different degrees of effectiveness). Don't think for even one second that these so-called treatments will help treat, cure, or speed up the healing process. I say skip them altogether!
Why do companies lie to us?
So what's a cold-sore sufferer to do?
The only product on the market with "FDA approval" to speed healing is Abreva which uses docosonal, a fatty alcohol thought to inhibit the attachment and subsequent fusing of the viral envelope with human cells. Guess what though? It only speeds up healing by a lousy 1 day, pretty pathetic for an outbreak that takes weeks to heal! Oh yeah, the product used to claim it cuts cold sore healing time by 50%! And after a lawsuit, this claim has been dropped.
It's just not cool. And I have a bit of a surprise for you, my wonderful readers. Coming soon, I will blow Abreva out of the water. I'll tell you how to FOR REAL speed up cold sore healing by up to 50%, if not prevent cold sores from popping out altogether!! And, no, I'm not selling anything!