Viratac Cold Sore Cream For the treatment of cold sores.
What is a cold sore? It is an infection caused by an organism called the herpes simplex virus (HSV). One in Four people get repeating attacks of cold sores (as many as 6 a year). The Infection usually occurs during childhood after being kissed by a relative with a cold sore - because the virus travels through the skin and up travels up the nerve it can hide in the nerve junction until the virus is reactivated and causes a tingling sensation if this not treated the virus replicated causing cold sore blisters.
What causes the cold sore virus to activate? there are a number of things which can trigger the virus to reactivate including cold & flu, periods, stress, bright sunlight, emotion upsets, fatigue, physical injury, feeling run down.
"What are the Active Ingredients?" Aciclovir 5% w/w
"How do I use it?" Apply 5 times daily to the affected area.
"Are there any warnings or precautions?"
Wash hands before and after touching cold sore.
Do not share your towel or drinking vessel, avoid kissing.
Consult your doctor if the cold sore persists beyond 7 days.