What is Compeed Cold Sore Patch?A breakthrough in cold sore treatments Compeed Cold Sore Patch is a breakthrough invisible patch that uses a patent-pending ingredient ultra thin hydrocolloid-075 to treat cold sores from START-TO-FINISH. Applied with a patent-pending no-touch design, butterfly applicator, the Compeed Cold Sore Patch reduces risk of cross contamination associated with touching the sore. Once applied, the patch covers and seals the cold sore, and provides healing benefits at each stage of the cold sore outbreak: - Soothes burning and itching - Promotes faster healing- Discreet - Helps prevent contamination and secondary infectionHow to apply the patch:What you't forget to wash your hands. Changing the patch If the patch stays on, there is no need to remove it and change it. On average, the patch will stay on for approximately 8 hours. However individual experiences may vary. When it starts to detach from the skin, it should be removed and replaced with a new patch. To remove it easily, gently pull the patch in parallel with your skin.