Zovirax Cold Sore Pump 2g
Cold sores are very common and they usually occur at the onset of colds or flu. Although considered as harmless, having one is very painful and can leave a scar. At the first sign of the tingling, itchy sensation on your lips, use Zovirax Cold Cream. It acts 5 times faster than other cold sore creams that contains Aciclovir. This is because it contains patented MAC-P, an absorption accelerant ingredient that penetrates fast to reach the site of the infection more quickly.
- Fight the virus that causes cold sores
- Treats tingling and blisters
- Can be used to prevent cold sore developing if used early enough
- Reduces healing time by up to 50%
Formulated with MAC-P, an absorption accelerant
What are the active ingredients?
Aciclovir 5%. It contains MAC-P, a carrier that aids the absorption of the active ingredient through the skin, ensuring fast absorption of the cream. Aciclovir is an antiviral agent that interferes with virus replication resulting to cold sore virus being less severe and accelerated healing process.
It is best to start using this product as soon as possible if you feel a tingling, burning or itchy sensation around your lips and you feel you are getting a cold sore.
You should be able to treat several cold sores with one tube. Simply rub a small amount into the affected area up to 5 times a day for up to 5 days.
If your cold sore is not healed in this time then you can continue treatment for another 5 days - after which time if it still has not healed you need to contact your doctor.
How does it work?
Zovirax Cream delivers the antiviral active ingredient, aciclovir in a special formulation containing MAC-P.
MAC-P is an absorption accelerator that allows the active ingredient to penetrate the skin up to 5x faster to get to the area where the virus is reproducing.
Once it reaches this area the active ingredient starts working - making it difficult for the virus to reproduce itself.
When that happens, your body's natural defences can get to work and help to heal the cold sore.
The cream also contains ingredients which help moisturise deep within the skin to soothe and protect.
It's best to start treatment with Zovirax antiviral cream as soon as you feel the tingle, so Zovirax antiviral cream can help stop the virus replication.
However, the antiviral properties of Zovirax cream is also effective at the blister phase - helping to speed healing compared to no treatment.
Are there any warnings or precautions?
Do not exceed the daily dose. Always wash your hands after application (cold sores are infectious). Avoid touching your eyes. Avoid kissing anyone. Do not break blisters or pick scabs. Do not share food/drinking utensils. Do not share towels. Do not use if: You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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. It also travels up the nerve where it hides in the nerve junction until the virus is reactivated and causes a tingling sensation. If this is not treated, the virus replicates 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.