Treating cold sores on the face or lips that are caused by the herpes virus. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Zovirax Cream is an antiviral. It works by stopping viral replication. However, Zovirax Cream does not eliminate the herpes virus, it is not a cure, and it does not prevent transmission to others.
My friend gets really bad cold sores and I hope she reads this and gets the great coupon for $35 off. Has anyone used Zovirax before with good luck?
About Zovirax: Unlike those creams and gels you can get over the counter, prescription ZOVIRAX® (acyclovir) Cream 5% has an antiviral drug inside called acyclovir (uh-sik-low-veer)—in fact, acyclovir is 5% of ZOVIRAX Cream. While that may not seem like a lot, it is. Acyclovir is a major reason why ZOVIRAX Cream works the way it does. This active ingredient was a medical breakthrough when it was discovered. How? Acyclovir was one of the first antivirals ever discovered—nearly 30 years ago—and is still being used today.
About Cold Sores: You may have heard one of these names for cold sores: fever blisters, kissing blisters, or oral herpes, to name a few. But no matter what they’re called, a cold sore starts from the same place: a viral infection.
Medically speaking, these infections are called HSV-1, or the herpes simplex virus. For many people they appear on the skin with a tingling feeling, or there appears to be some redness on the skin. Eventually, they become bubbly, reddish blisters on or around your mouth and lips (and sometimes other areas). While you may feel alone, you’re not.