If you've got something important coming up, make sure you've got some Zovirax antiviral cream handy. Because if you get that tingling feeling, the sooner you act, the better your chances of preventing a cold sore from ruining your plans. Applied at the tingle, Zovirax cream can help prevent the development of a cold sore. It contains aciclovir, an antiviral that fights the cold sore virus. Zovirax cream can help cut healing time by half compared to no treatment.
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 means it is also effective at the blister phase - helping to speed healing compared to no treatment.
At first sign of tingle or blister apply a small amount to the affected area 5 times daily for 4 days.
The earlier you treat a cold sore, the better.
The best time to start treatment is when that tingling sensation first happens, before any visible sign of a cold sore appears. If you miss it, don't worry, it's not too late to treat.
Effective antiviral treatment of cold sores.