New Orajel™ Single Dose Cold Sore TreatmentOne Day, One Dose, Healing Begins™.
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Single Dose FAQs
Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the makers of Orajel, the #1 brand in adult oral pain relief, produces this one-of-a kind cold sore treatment.
Orajel Single Dose is serious relief for serious cold sores. Our patented formula numbs the affected area for instant pain relief*, and our one-time use Touch-Free Applicator is convenient and easy to use.
Unlike other cold sore products that require multiple applications, Orajel Single Dose instantly relieves pain* in just one dose. The patented treatment includes a Touch-Free Applicator that helps clean the site of the cold sore and the affected area.
Yes. Orajel Single Dose Cold Sore treatment contains Benzocaine – an active ingredient that numbs the site of the cold sore for instant pain relief*.
Orajel Single Dose works best when used at the first sign of a cold sore. As soon as you feel a tingle, tightness, itching or swelling, you can apply Orajel Single Dose cold sore treatment. Our clear solution and easy-to-use applicator allow you to start the cold sore treatment at any time, any place.
Our recommendation is ONE application.
A second vial is provided to address the potential of a recurring cold sore or a second outbreak.
For best results, avoid brushing your teeth with toothpaste or drinking soft drinks or fruit juices for at least one hour after applying the drug.
Before using this product, you should consult your physician if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.
At any stage of the cold sore cycle, you can help to protect your skin during the healing process by applying Orajel Cold Sore Cream to alleviate dryness discomfort and moisturize your skin. Do not apply cream until one hour after application of Orajel Single Dose.
Orajel Single Dose is available at the retailers listed in our "Where to Buy" section. The product can be found in the cough and cold aisle at most major mass, food and drug retailers.
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Cold Sore FAQs
The most common method for spreading cold sores is close contact with a person experiencing an active infection. This includes kissing, sharing forks, spoons, knives, straws, drinks, lip balms, and other forms of close contact. For the majority of patients, transmission of the virus occurs during early childhood before the person is ever aware they caught it.
Most people can safely treat cold sore outbreaks using over-the-counter remedies. However, you should seek immediate medical attention if an eruption results in very severe symptoms (such as the inability to swallow fluids and extreme pain).
Actually, there is… a doctor can take a sample of the fluid from the blister and test it for the presence of the herpes simplex virus. It is generally unnecessary as cold sore outbreaks can be commonly diagnosed by appearance alone.
These two outbreaks are commonly confused as they both occur near the same location, share many triggers such as stress, facial trauma, and hormonal changes, and present as painful injuries. It is important to distinguish them as there are specific treatments available for each.
  • Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. They initially present as multiple fluid filled blisters most often occurring on or around the lips.
  • Canker sores, by comparison, are not caused by a virus and occur as singular, painful open sores occurring mostly inside the mouth on the gums. They are round, with a white, yellow, or grey center surrounded by a bright red area.
  • Cold Sore
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    Canker Sore
While cold sores can be unsightly, it is estimated that at least 40% of people in the U.S. suffer from cold sores. Most often, the virus was caught during early childhood.
You can transmit cold sores as soon as they are activated. This means from the first symptom, such as tingle, skin tightness, and/or itching, you need to have heightened awareness of the contagious nature of the virus.

There are both prescription and over-the-counter medications that not only treat cold sores, but can also reduce the pain associated with cold sore outbreaks.

Until recently, your over-the-counter options were very limited if you wanted serious relief for serious cold sores. Try Orajel Single Dose… at any point during the outbreak, healing begins and much needed instant pain relief* is provided.

At any stage of the cold sore apply Orajel Cold Sore Cream to provide instant pain relief* and protect your skin. Be sure to wait at least one hour before using Orajel Cold Sore Cream after applying Orajel Single Dose. Use of a lip balm with good SPF coverage will also help to minimize further damage. Be sure to get plenty of rest to help the cold sore healing process.