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Big Growth on your lip.

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08.02.2001

Advantages:
Active in tingle against causative virus

Disadvantages:
NOT ACTIVE against virus all time, doesn't eliminate it .

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Cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus. Once you’ve caught it its yours for life. It lives in nerves and breaks out most commonly at times of bodily or physiological stress including menstruation (period) or colds and flu. These items can’t be stopped in reality but other things that trigger are ultra violet rays of the sun which you can at least partial block using good sun blocks etc.

Aciclovir is the active ingredient of the brand Zovirax its active in the “tingle” stage of the cold sore. Anti-virals are known to be extremely slow to work, there also not very good, by this I mean you need frequent applications (not large amounts) just frequent, zovirax is four times a day this is the most important thing I point out to my patients but still if I ask most use it wrongly:
- I put twice as much on when I got home from work because I forgot to take it with me. Wrong
- I use it every morning to keep them away. Wrong and very expensive (you can’t even attempt yet to damage the dormant virus.

If you’ve missed the ‘tingle’ stage and are in the blister stage “please don’t use Zovirax” its very expensive and of no use know. The virus has ‘been out to play’ its gone again and you wont be able to damage it now. Zovirax will be a very expensive drying agent (which it does well). A this time it is more appropriate to use something like the cytex or Boots do an alcohol drying liquid which is good.

At this stage with your big fat lip it maybe nice to know:
- 12 million people in the UK get cold sores.
- They get them only 2 to 3 times a year.
- THEY ONLY LAST TEN DAYS !!

To help mainly others remember a few key things.

It’s a virus and highly contagious, don’t touch it if you can help, use separate drinking vessels etc. No sharing.
Kissing the boy or girlfriend could give them it, just think it might be bad you have it but both of you at the same time! Its only 10 days.

Do not touch the eyes or genitals of yourself or another person if you think you have touched your cold sore.

I intend to write this statement at the base of any of my medical reviews

I feel its important to get an objective view point from a healthcare professional, your pharmacist been an easy choice. Reading these types of reviews may lead you to believe you've a condition you've not got, or even worse underestimate other symptoms. As a pharmacist myself I still find I run "what’s up with me?" past a college. This review type information should not be trusted explicitly as your an individual and by this definition DIFFERENT.

Get well soon
Eatcha (Andrew)
BSc Hons MRPharmS


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suttinreal 04.09.2007 21:42

Great review, but could do with a little more info. This stuff really helps! :)

MichelleScott 06.05.2001 00:11

Superb review. Well-written and very helpful.

wulise 26.02.2001 15:09

My cat was using this on his good eye for a deep rooted viral infection. I know it says not for eyes, but the vets at the Cambridge Vet School is having good results, for this type of infection and it is a lot cheaper than eye drops from Moorfield Eye Hospital. Informative opinion. Thank you. Louise(BA(hons), Rgn, ENB998 etc....)

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patients must be advised to consult a physician
concerning the treatment of any infection.Adults
and children:Zovirax Cold Sore Cream should be
applied five times daily at approximately four
hourly intervals, omitting the night time
application. Zovirax Cold Sore Cream should be
applied to the lesions or impending lesions as
soon as possible, preferably during the earliest
stages (prodrome or erythema). Treatment can also
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4 days. If healing has not occurred, treatment may
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advised to consult a doctor. Users should wash
their hands before and after applying the cream,
and avoid unnecessary rubbing of the lesions or
touching them with a towel, to avoid aggravating
or transferring the infection.Zovirax Cold Sore
cream should only be used on cold sores on the
lips and face. It is not recommended for
application to mucous membranes, such as in the
mouth or eye and must not be used to treat genital
herpes.Particular care should be taken to avoid
contact with eye. People with particularly severe
recurrent herpes labialis should be encouraged to
seek medical advice.Cold sore sufferers should be
advised to avoid transmitting the virus,
particularly when active lesions are present.

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Long Name Cold Sore Cream
Manufacturer Zovirax
Type for Subname Mouth Ulcers & Cold Sores
Dosage Form Cream

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