Betadine Cold Sore Ointment, if applied at the first signs of a cold sore (usually a tingling or itching sensation) can help to check the infection. This product can help reduce the risk of spreading the infection.
Povidine-Iodine 10% w/w equivalent to 1% w/w available Iodine.
Apply liberally to the affected areas at least four times a day.
Apply to the affected area at least 4 times per day.
If applied at the first signs of a cold sore (usually an itching or tingling sensation) can help to check the infection.
Store below 25ºC.
Not to be used in known hypersensitivity to iodine or povidone. If irritation, redness or swelling develops, discontinue treatment and consult a doctor. Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. For further information on contraindications to the use of povidone-iodine containing preparations, please refer to the package insert or consult your healthcare professional prior to use.
Povidone-Iodine preparations should not be applied over a long period and to large areas of the skin (e.g., not to more than 10% of the total body surface and for not longer than 14 days) unless strictly indicated.
Always read the label.
Incorrect use could be harmful. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your healthcare professional.