Soothe cold sore symptoms using a lip balm with lysine. These products are ideal for helping relieve signs of lip irritation, such as redness, peeling and dryness, while aiding the healing of cold sores and limiting their progression.
Lysine is an amino acid found in foods that can help heal cold sores and reduce symptom severity. Typically, you'll need to take a supplement, such as CVS Health lysine caplets, to help reach the intake required for this effect. Applying lip balms with lysine is a convenient and effective alternative.
Lysine-based lip balms, such as Herpecin L, contain a therapeutic dose of the amino acid to help focus its effects directly on your lips. These products also typically have rich emollients, such as shea butter, and calmatives, such as menthol, that can help soothe your lips, ensuring they feel more comfortable while your cold sore heals.
Use lysine lip balm according to package instructions at the first sign of cold sores and until they resolve. Some products are also suitable for everyday use and may help prevent cold sores from forming as often.
Is Lysine Lip Balm Good for Chapped Lips?
Lysine lip balms are suitable for chapped lips because the ingredients in these products have soothing properties. Camphor, for example, helps reduce pain and irritation to speed up the healing of chapped lips.
Products such as Lip Clear Lysine+ feature aceite de oliva to help moisturize your lips and tea tree oil to help kill bacteria and viruses. Propolis extract helps reduce inflammation and aids the healing of many lip conditions. Beeswax helps seal in moisture by forming a protective barrier.
Lip balms help treat chapping and peeling, but they work even better when used as a preventative. Look for products with soothing additives that support your skin's moisture balance, such as vitamin E, and consider using your lip balm several times a day to help prevent irritation.
Where Can I Buy Lysine Lip Balm?
CVS Pharmacy is one of the best places to find lip balm with lysine because many top-rated products are medicated. These over-the-counter cold sore medicines aren't typically available in supermarkets and can help shorten the duration and severity of herpes labial much more effectively.
If you have questions about lip health, you can also visit a nearby store to take advantage of our pharmacists' knowledge. Your pharmacist or doctor can help you find the best lysine lip balm or cold sore treatment for your needs.