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Yep, I know the feeling, as a child I suffered badly with cold sores maybe 3 or 4 at a time, although I would pick them and probably spead the virus.
It would seem that that is exactly the problem and there is no cure, the virus (herpes) lives within our glands and can erupt at any time (particularly at time of stress when or when our immune system is under attack).
Of course Zorvirax was not available then, but now I have a tube or pump dispenser in the house all the time, although they seem more prevalent during the colder months. In fact I brought a pump container just yesterday, it is available and all good chemists and even some supermarkets stock it, it cost £6.95 and the tube is £4.95 (I think) or there about. I always go the the large option. My partner has a cold sore on his face which has been getting worse for the last day or so (couldn’t find the Zovirax) so had to purchase another) however it has relieved the soreness already and will be gone by tomorrow.
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is for the treatment of cold sores. This cream contains 5% w/w of ... more
the active ingredient Aciclovir.Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is for the treatment of cold sores (herpes simplex) of the lips and face. Clinical studies show that early treatment (at the tingle phase)with Zovirax can stop a cold sore appearing. If your cold sore has already appeared then treatment with Zovirax can speed up the healing process.Easy rub-in formula.Available in a 2g tube or pump.How to UseHow to use Zovirax Cold Sore CreamThe amount of cream inside this pack is enough for one cold sore attack. For any future attacks it is important to start treatment at the first signs of a cold sore developing.Wash your hands before and after treating the cold sore so as to avoid making it worse or giving the infection to someone else.Apply the cream liberally to completely cover the whole of the affected area. Do not touch your eyes until you have washed your hands.Apply to the affected area 5 times daily about every 4 hours. If you forget a treatment apply some as soon as you remember, then continue as before.Continue treatment for 5 days. If your cold sore has not healed after this time, treatment may be continued for up to a further 5 days. If full healing has not occurred after 10 days, or if your cold sore gets worse at any time, consult your doctor.Do not exceed the stated dose.Hazards and CautionsZovirax Cold Sore Cream is forexternal use only and should not be used in the following instances:Do not use to treat mouth ulcers.Do not use In the eyes or genital area.Zovirax Cold Sore Cream should not be swallowed.Always read the product information leaflet before using this product.You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this productThis is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if, symptoms persist.Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergi
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is not recommended for use in immunocompromised patients. Such ... more
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 be started during the later (papule or blister) stages. Treatment should be continued for at least 4 days. If healing has not occurred, treatment may be continued for up to 10 days. If lesions are still present after 10 days, users should be 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.