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Burt's Bees Rapid Rescue Rhubarb & Sage Complex Cold Sore Treatment -- 0.07 oz

Burt's Bees Rapid Rescue Rhubarb & Sage Complex Cold Sore Treatment
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Burt's Bees Rapid Rescue Rhubarb & Sage Complex Cold Sore Treatment -- 0.07 oz

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Burt's Bees Rapid Rescue Rhubarb & Sage Complex Cold Sore Treatment Description

  • Burt’S Bees Rapid Rescue
  • Cold Sore Treatment
  • With Rhubarb And Sage Complex
  • 100% Natural Origin Formula

Nature’s most powerful ingredients work to heal cold sores and fever blisters fast with Burt’s Bees Rapid Rescue Cold Sore Treatment. Comforting and cooling botanicals Menthol and Peppermint Oil relieve tingling, itching, burning, blistering and pain associated with cold sores and fever blisters. This 100% natural origin lip treatment is made with skin-nourishing moisturizers like responsibly sourced Jojoba and Meadowfoam Oils, and formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS.

  • Promotes healing from the first use and immediately relieve pain and discomfort
  • Our unique formula pairs Rhubarb and Sage Complex with Menthol to help heal your lips fast

Burt’s Bees Rapid Rescue: Burt’s Bees Rapid Rescue Cold Sore Treatment promotes healing from the first use and immediately relieve pain and discomfort
Cold Sore Treatment: A combination of comforting and cooling botanicals relieve dryness and softens cold sores and fever blisters to deliver powerful relief and protection
With Rhubarb And Sage Complex: Our unique formula pairs Rhubarb and Sage Complex with Menthol to help heal your lips fast from the first application
100% Natural Origin Formula: This 100% natural origin cold sore treatment from Burt’s Bees is formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS


Relief from dryness and softens cold sores and fever blisters. For the temporary relief of pain and itching associated with fever blisters and cold sores.


How To Use: Wash hands before and after applying. Smooth onto the affected area at the first sign of cold sore, fever blister or tingle; early treatment delivers the best results. Rub in gently but completely; use up to every 2 hours until healed. For adults and children 2 years and older.

Free Of
Animal testing, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, SLS.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Camphor (0.25%) External analgesic, Glycerin (22.25%) Skin Protectant.
Inactive Ingredients: Water, lanolin, benenyl alcohol, sucrose stearate, sucrose distearate, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, glyceryl laurate, rhubarb & sage extract, menthol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, sodium phytate, alcohol, tocopherol.

For external use only. When using this product do not get into eyes. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens; or symptoms last more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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Cold Sores 101: What Causes Them, How to Prevent Them & Solutions for Relief

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Having herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) sounds a lot more severe than having cold sores. But, HSV-1, also known as oral herpes or fever blisters, is what causes cold sores. Considering that these small blisters that appear around the mouth are highly contagious, it's not surprising that 50% to 80% of adults have HSV, and about 90% of adults have been exposed to it by the time they are 50 years old. HSV-2 is a different type of herpes that is also a contagious virus but not as common as HSV-1, and it usually affects the genital area instead of the mouth. While both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause sores around the mouth and genitals, HSV-1 is the one predominantly associated with sores around the mouth, and HSV-2 mainly affects the genital area. However, not all people with HSV-1 experience cold sores. But, for those who do, these small lesions can be painful, unsightly and embarrassing. By understanding the causes, treatments and preventative measures for cold sores, you can better manage and minimize them when they appear.Woman Applying Lip Balm

What is a cold sore?

Cold sores are fluid-filled blisters that usually occur on the outside of the mouth, on and around the lips. Sometimes, they appear inside your mouth, most often on the gums or the roof of the mouth or on your chin or nose. You may experience just one blister, and other times they form in clusters. In addition to blisters, other symptoms of cold sores include:
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Tingling
  • Itching
  • Oozing
  • Crusting
There are no cures for cold sores. Once you contract HSV, it does not go away. However, there are many ways you can reduce your risk of a breakout – and many ways to treat one.

What causes cold sores?

HPV-1 is transmitted through direct contact with an infected individual, through kissing or some other close skin-to-skin contact, or by sharing items such as utensils, towels or lip balm. In most cases, you can only contract HSV-1 if you're in contact with someone who has visible cold sores or blisters. However, in some instances, HSV-1 can be passed on without an active breakout. Once contracted, the virus lies dormant in the nerve cells until triggered by various factors, resulting in the outbreak of cold sores. Common triggers include:
  • A fever or viral infection
  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Fatigue
  • Wind or sun exposure
  • Dry lips
  • A cut or injury to the skin
After a breakout, the virus returns to lying dormant. If it's your first bout of cold sores, you may also experience fever, painful gums, sore throat and muscle aches.

How to prevent cold sores

Tips to prevent cold sores cover measures to reduce the risk of initial infection and reduce incidences of outbreaks. Here are some lifestyle tips to help you avoid both.

Don't kiss an infected person

Refrain from kissing or having close contact with someone who has visible sores. Additionally, avoid sharing personal items such as lip balm, utensils, towels and straws with individuals who are experiencing an outbreak.

Boost your immunity

When you are sick or rundown, you are more likely to catch a virus. Furthermore, a fever can trigger a cold sore, which is why they are also called fever blisters. Getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet and managing stress can bolster your immune system, helping to ward off sickness and fevers.

Use sun protection

Whenever you're outside, apply lip balm with SPF and wear a hat to protect against sunburn. Try to avoid sun exposure for long periods of time.

Wash your hands

Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face, especially around the mouth, to prevent the spread of the virus.

Cold sore treatments

Cold sores typically clear up on their own within a couple of weeks. But those can be a long two weeks if you have an embarrassing and painful cold sore. Fortunately, several treatments and lifestyle habits can help manage symptoms and speed up the healing process. These include:

Antiviral medications

Over-the-counter antiviral creams and ointments or prescription antiviral medications can help reduce the severity and duration of an outbreak. These treatments are most effective when used at the first sign of a cold sore.

Pain Relief

To relieve the pain and discomfort while your cold sore fades, OTC pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help. Pain relievers can be used alone or along with other healing treatments.

Rhubarb and sage

Using rhubarb and sage in a cream is an effective natural solution that may help with recovery and help keep pain at bay. Again, apply the cream early and often.


Lysine is natural remedy that may help with cold sores. Lysine is available as an oral supplement or cream.

Stress management

If your cold sores are triggered by stress, stress management techniques such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing may help reduce the severity of your blisters. Additionally, they can help prevent outbreaks from recurring. While cold sores are common and don’t have a cure, follow these tips and you can help minimize outbreaks, shorten them and make them less severe. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="169973" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1698866358373{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="169971" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1698866400355{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="169972" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1698866442588{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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