A cold sore is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. Many adults may find that they have been exposed to the initial infection during childhood, after sharing a drink or a kiss with someone who already has the virus. In approximately a third of adults, the type 1 herpes simplex virus can reactivate through everyday factors such as cold & flu or ultraviolet light. Zovirax Cold Sore Cream contains active ingredient aciclovir, a commonly used antiviral medicine that treats viral skin infections and reduces the risk of their reproduction.There are four stages of a cold sore; the tingle stage, the blister stage, the weeping stage and the scab stage. The first signs of a cold sore include the sensations of tingling, burning or an itchy feeling where the sore is going to appear. You can use scientifically proven Zovirax Cold Sore Cream at any one of these stages to lessen its impact on your life; however using Zovirax at the tingling stage may help prevent the cold sore from developing altogether.
Apply the Zovirax Cold Sore Cream liberally to completely cover the whole of the affected area. Apply to the affected area five times a day at approximately 4 hourly intervals for four days.
5% w/w Aciclovir, Dimeticone, Propylene Glycol, Poloxamer 407, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Sodium Laurilsulfate, White Soft Paraffin, Liquid Paraffin, Arlacel 165 (Glycol Monostearate, Macrogol Stearate 100), Purified Water .
Suitable For adults and children. You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.
For external use only. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. Do not exceed the stated dose. Do not use in eyes or on genitals. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.