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Although cold sores will heal without treatment in around twelve days, they can cause a lot of discomfort and their appearance can make some people self-conscious. So, it's only natural that you will want to get rid of them quickly.

There are a number of available treatments for cold sores on the market today – but there is currently no known cure. These treatments include a range of topical cold sore treatments, such as antiviral creams and patches, along with a range of non-antiviral products, which help relieve the symptoms of cold sores. Herstat is one of these latter products and is a lip protectant which helps relieve the symptoms of cold sores. 

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Antiviral treatments

Antiviral topical products, which are applied to the affected area, can help speed up the healing time of a cold sore outbreak.

However, the problem with some of these antiviral treatments, such as acyclovir and penciclovir, is that if they're not applied early enough in the outbreak's life cycle – i.e. the tingling or, to use its scientific name, the prodromal phase – they may not be quite as effective. This is because once blisters have already formed, it means the virus has replicated and started to kill the cells. Applying antiviral cream at this stage will be of limited benefit in helping the damaged skin to heal.

Non-antiviral treatments

Non-antiviral treatments do not necessarily speed the healing process by attacking the virus, but instead they help to ease the discomfort of cold sores by reducing inflammation and pain as well as providing a conducive environment within which healing can take place.

Individuals may also choose to take painkillers in the form of tablets, as these can help to reduce the pain and inflammation experienced.


Herstat provides a range of products for cold sore sufferers. All formulas contain our unique purified propolis extract collected from beehives in a specific region of Manitoba and processed in our own refinery.

Herstat Plus+ – an effective cold sore treatment which provides relief of painful symptoms and speedy healing.

Herstat Relief of Cold Sore Symptoms – a moisturizing lip protectant that provides a conducive environment for healing and helps to soothe the discomfort of a cold sore.

Herstat Lip Care Stick – a handy moisturizing stick for everyday use.

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Herstat Plus+

Cold sore treatment for the rapid relief of discomfort:

  • Highly-effective cold sore treatment.
  • Can be used from the tingle stage and throughout a cold sore outbreak.
  • Treats cold sores fast and provides rapid, targeted relief of pain and discomfort.
  • A carefully balanced all-natural formula rich in bioflavonoids and powerful antioxidants.
  • Contains our unique purified propolis extract, a highly-effective antimicrobial substance produced by bees.
  • All propolis is traceable to source and sustainably gathered by beekeepers in Manitoba.
  • No harmful parabens, artificial fragrance, sulphates, or phthalates.
  • Contains natural ingredients known for their numerous health benefits: including camphor, menthol, thyme oil, eucalyptus oil, almond oil, olive oil, & castor seed oil.
  • Pleasant taste and aroma.
  • Easy to apply.
  • The best cold sore treatment you've ever used or your money back.

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Herstat Relief of Cold Sore Symptoms

For the effective relief of the symptoms of cold sores:

  • Handy tube of ointment to provide relief from the symptoms of cold sores.
  • Helps to soothe redness and dry skin.
  • Creates an occlusive barrier which keeps moisture in the skin and aids wound healing.
  • Contains our unique purified propolis extract, a highly-effective antimicrobial substance produced by bees.
  • All our propolis is traceable to source and sustainably gathered by beekeepers in Manitoba.
  • Apply at any time during an outbreak, from the first tingle through the blister stage and to soften the scabs and crusts that form.
  • Helps speed the healing process.
  • Free of artificial fragrance, sulphates, phthalates, and parabens.
  • Pleasant taste and aroma.
  • Easy to apply.
  • Money back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied.

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Herstat Lip Care Stick

4g stick that helps to keep lips moisturized when used regularly.

  • For everyday use between cold sore outbreaks.
  • Contains 3% of the same purified propolis extract used in our other cold sore products.
  • Keeps the lips moisturized, without feeling sticky.
  • Helps to prevent dry, cracked and sore lips.
  • Free from sulphates, phthalates and harmful parabens.
  • Effectively moisturizes dry or chapped lips when used frequently.
  • Pleasant to use non-sticky formula.
  • Great taste and aroma.
  • Helps reduce UVA and UVB damage.

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