What is Zovirax Cold Sore Cream used for ?
Do you suffer from cold sores? The active ingredient in this medicine is Aciclovir an antiviral which is used to treat infections caused by viruses. Zovirax Cold Sore Cream can be used to treat cold sores on the lips and around the mouth.
How do you use Zovirax Cold Sore Cream?
Start treatment at the earliest sign of a cold sore (symptoms such as, tingling, redness and itching).
Adults and children over 12 years: Apply the cream in a thin layer over the cold sore. Apply the cream every 2 hours during the day, for 4 days. Always wash your hands before and after applying the cream.
Use in children
Zovirax Cold Sore Creamis not recommended for the treatment of children under 12 years of age. If you use more Zovirax Cold Sore Cream than you should.
There are unlikely to be any harmful effects if you have used a large amount of cream on your skin all at once, although some irritation of the skin may occur.
If you forget to use Zovirax Cold Sore Cream
Apply the next application as soon as you remember and carry on as before. Do not apply more cream to make up for a forgotten dose.
To prevent the spreading of cold sores.
Remember cold sores are infectious. To prevent the virus infecting other parts of the body, or passing the virus to other people, it is important when you have a cold sore to: Avoid kissing, especially children. Use only your own towel and face cloth and do not share cutlery, cups, glasses, etc. Avoid breaking the blisters or picking sores, as this may prolong the healing process. Don’t touch your eyes, as the virus can cause a serious condition if it gets into the eyes. Do not give this cream to other people, even if their symptoms are the same as yours. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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