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Recognise the first symptoms of a cold sore: Often you will feel a tingling, itching, burning sensation. Use at the tingle stage. Zovirax can prevent the cold sore developing. If the blister does develop, Zovirax can speed the healing process by days. Zovirax Cold sore Cream is available in a tube or pump pack.
Apply the cream to the affected area 5 times daily (about every 4 hours). Continue treatment for 5 days. If you cold sore has not healed after this time, treatment may be continued for up to a further 5 days. If full healing has still not occurred after 10 days, or if your cold sore becomes very severe, consult your doctor. Wash your hands before and after use.
Warnings and Cautions:
Keep out of reach of children. Store below 25 degrees Celsius. Do not refrigerate. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Consult a medical professional before treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not allow others to touch your cold sore, use your cream or share your towel as cold sores are infectious. If symptoms persist seek medical advice.
This website does not contain all the information available on this medicine. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. If you have any questions about using this medicine please feel free to ask us.
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