Zovirax cream has been clinically proven to be able to prevent cold sores from appearing. The cream contains the unique antiviral agent Acyclovir which prevents the cold sore virus from replicating.
Zovirax Cream has been prescribed for over 10 years to more that 22 million patients around the world. Clinically proven - this unique cream is av ailable to cold sore sufferers without a prescription.
The tingling, burning or itching sensation, on your lips or around your nose, that you get before a cold sore develops is your reminder to use Zovirax cream as soon as possible. If used at this stage, Zov irax cream can prevent the cold sore blister from appearing.
If your cold sore has already appeared, Zovirax cream can help speed the healing process.
Ideally you should always keep a tube of Zovirax cream with you so that you can treat your next attack in time to be able to prevent its appearance.
A cold sore is an infection which is caused by an organism called the herpes simplex virus. This virus is different from the virus that causes colds. Although most of the population carries the vir us, not everyone gets attacks of cold sores. The first infection usually occurs in early childhood, for instance after being kissed by a person with the infection. The virus passes through the skin, trave ls up a nerve and hides in a nerve junction until reactivated.
What reactivates the virus?
Once reactivated the virus travels back down the nerve to the skin causing a tingling sensation, the virus then multiplies causing the cold sore.
There are four stages to a cold sore
The virus is capable of infecting other parts of the body. If you rub your eyes after touching a cold sore, you could start an eye infection. Herpes simplex infection of the eye can lead to ulcers on the window on the eye (cornea). Similarly, you should avoid kissing if you or your partner has active cold sores. Oral sex with a partner with an active cold sore may lead to a genital herpes infection.