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Nyal Cold Sore Cream

Nyal Cold Sore Cream

3.0 from 38 reviews

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Reviews

Review distribution

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Rob M

Rob MQueensland

  • 2 reviews

Contans no anti-coldsore active ingredients! Won't stop your cold sore growing!

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I couldn't believe this when I realised it. Sold as a cold sore cream but it has NO ingredients which stop the coldsore spreading/growing. Imagine all the poor people who are panicking and trying to stop a cold sore developing and they choose this misleading product. If you want to stop your cold sore GROWING, look for their "anti viral" version which actually contains acyclovir or find another brand which contains actual ingredients which fight cold sores like acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir.

Purchased in July 2019.

Value for Money
Symptom ReliefNo Effect
Preventative MeasureNo
Used for ChildrenNo
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Effective and good value

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Not rocket science.
Nyal cold sore cream 10 gm contains camphor and menthol.
No anti viral activity, but will offer some local relief of symptoms.
Nyal Anti Viral Cold Sore Cream contains acyclovir (same ingredient if Zovirax), but cost for Nyal is about $1.50/gm against $7.50/gm for Zovirax.
In my former pharmacy life, I could make the same strength acyclovir cream for about 20 cents/gm!
Methinks, Zovirax is making a killing!

Purchased at Woolworths for $7.50.

Value for Money
Side Effects None
Symptom ReliefSignificant Improvement
Preventative MeasureYes
Used for ChildrenNo
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wayne r.

wayne r.South East Queensland, QLD

  • 13 reviews
  • 4 likes

Too thin..not as good as zovirax

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The base is way too thin.it dosnt stay on the lips at all.zovirax is way better..what was Nyal thinking..it's not even as effective as other brands because it's like water.

Purchased in August 2019 at Woolworths for $7.00.

Value for Money
Side Effects None
Symptom ReliefMild Improvement
Preventative MeasureNo
Used for ChildrenNo
Symptoms RelievedNone Relieved
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Di GS

Di GSBarmaryee

  • 2 reviews

Old cream is excellent

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Old cream with Camphor and Menthol is excellent and Works but I can’t find it in Woolworth or Coles anymore. The new antiviral one is Rubbish and doesn’t work at all.

Purchased in January 2018.

Value for Money
Side Effects None
Symptom ReliefSignificant Improvement
Preventative MeasureNo
Used for ChildrenNo
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Don’t confuse the 2 Nyall cold sore creams

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Nyall now make an Antiviral cold sore cream but still make the normal cold sore cream with menthol and camphor which is like a thickened barrier type consistency. I was upset because I thought they stopped making it and it’s the best ever. I have used it for many years. I am allergic to the antiviral creams.


Lizbeth

LizbethBrisbane

Soooo disappointed!

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WHY MESS WITH THE FORMULA!!!!!!?

I have been using Nyal cold sore cream for over ten years - and absoloutely loved it. Recommended it to all my friends - not as a cold sore treatment, but for dry and chapped lips. It was the ONLY product that eased my lips and didn't leave a waxy residue.

When I did have a cold sore and I was pregnant, it was the ONLY product I could use, as all the others had nasty chemicals and were not recommended for pregnant women.

The new formula is useless for me. Bring back the old one!


Sothereyougo

SothereyougoAustralian Capital Territory

  • 20 reviews
  • 13 likes

Can now be bought at Discount Chemist Warehouse - revised opinion

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Waste of time

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Hard not to take it personally when the old product would work and actually chase away cold sores if used early enough..The anti viral is the opposite, wether its doing nothing or exacerbating I am not sure..It has been 4 days with a change for the worse ..usually it would be gone in 4-5 or in 1 if applied early which I did in this case..I havent had a cold sore in 10 years felt the itch and went for old faithful only found the newer viral one, more expensive half the size and TBH zilch nada .Came on this site and now I read dozens of complaints 3 years old..Why is this stuff still on the market? I will still buy the other one if i can find it, was very good..This one??? Is there anything actually in it??

WHY DID YOU CHANGE THE FORMULA ???? :(

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Being outside a lot, I often get dry split lips and have always used Nyal Cold-sore cream for quick relief .... NOT ANYMORE !
Your new formula SUCKS ! :( :(

JCM

JCMHunter Region, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Read the Ingredients label

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Nyal has TWO DIFFERENT PRODUCTS. One is a Cold Sore Cream in a 10g tube that contains nothing but camphor and menthol. It might relieve the symptoms, but it is the 5g tube of Nyal ANTIVIRAL Cold Sore Cream that will help to shorten the life of your cold sore. It contains Aciclovir, which is the exact same ingredient and in the same quantities, as Zovirax (and is a lot cheaper). Read the labels - you are not getting twice as much of the same ingredient in the 10g tube.


Useless

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I have been dealing with lip cold sores for 45 years, successfully in recent years with Zovirax, but made a mistake in using Nyall as a cheaper option. I now have the biggest cold sore I have had for a long, long time. Others have mentioned issues with the new product and other than it hasn't had any affect at all, the 'watery' nature of the cream means it doesn't stick to inner part of lips.


9Clouds

9CloudsMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 3 reviews

It doesn't work at all.

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After reading all those positive reviews about this cold sore cream, I decided to give it a go, but what a disappointment! It is totally useless. I am now using Blistex cold sore cream. It works a lot better on me.


New product big disappointment

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I used your product for over 60 years and it helped me a lot with cold sores and dry lips. I bought a new tube a few months ago. Apart from the fact it is half the size and more expensive, up till now only a watery liquid was coming out. Now it is a watery cream - nothing like the old product.


Janne

JanneBrisbane

Comes in two forms

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TWO FORMULAS AVAILABLE!
Formula 1: 10g with Camphor and Menthol / Good at soothing and protecting
Formula 2: Active ingredient Aciclovir 5% to fight cold sores / Reduces cold sore size and time of outbreak
Pick the right one for your needs or use together. Look up their website for more info. Both products remain on the market. I like both. I choose formula 2 to treat cold sores. Better than any other cold sore product I've used. Nyal should consider updating their packaging to avoid confusion to consumers. I bought the 10g product in error. Seems like a consistent issue for other consumers also hence the mixed reviews. Don't despair though, do some research and you will see two formulas exist and are both available to purchase.

Bring back the original cream

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Used the original for generations it was something different. New one Watery same as all the rest. Original was not only good for cold sores. It helped chapped lips breathing or nose blockages. It was the best. Not buying again in new formate. Will be googling for old stock now

Stephalea O'Connor

Stephalea O'ConnorAU

  • 4 reviews
  • 6 likes

Bring Back Old Formula!

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The old formula was AMAZING! It basically prevented any cold sore developing if used quickly enough and the moisturiser was better than any chap stick I have ever used! (As a chapstick alone I'd purchase this!) The new formula honestly feels like it does nothing :(
Definitely won't purchase again. Bring back the old one!

2 comments

I contacted the company and apparently the old formula is still out in the 10mg and the new one is 5mg. Will buy some tomorrow to try.

The old formula is still out there YAY I give 4 stars for the non antiviral 10mg


where has Nyal Coldsore Cream gone,,?

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Wher is the Nyal cold sore cream i love this product & cannot find it at Coles or Woolworths ❗❗❗Why❓Can you tell me where too purchase this cream or why i cant get it at my local Supermarkets at present pls dont stop this cream its


Nyall cold sore cream - waste of money. Bring back the original!

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This product is USELESS. It does not do what the old product did. The old product was great for: cold sores (relieved the itching); chapped lips (provided moisture over a period of time and protected the lips); and relieved the discomfort of cracked lips. Bring back the original product! I will not be purchasing this product again, it is a waste of money.


Maud Fitch

Maud FitchBrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Old Product is Perfect, New Product is Poor.

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The original Nyal Cold Sore Cream 10g, containing menthol 5mg and camphor 15mg, has worked well for us for many years. With a thick base and long-lasting soothing relief, we believe it is the most comforting lip cream available when it comes to our cold sores associated with ‘flu and helps with wind burn and chapped lips. The new antiviral Nyal Cold Sore Cream 5g, containing Aciclovir, is a thin consistency which tingles unpleasantly and does not offer any relief for my family. I can't believe it has replaced the original product! Surely such dissimilar products can coexist? I suggest the pharmaceutical company reverse their decision and reinstate the original Nyal Cold Sore Cream - please!


bring back the original!!!!

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Very disappointed to find that the old formula is no longer available. I use it year round as I suffer from dry chapped lips and this was the only product that helped me relieve my symptoms. The new formula is watery and expensive and doesn't provide the same soothing effect as the old formula has always had. Why oh why do tried and tested products like Nyal Cold Sore Cream get replaced by inferior substitutes that don't work. Bring back the original, please, please, please


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Questions & Answers

LeoneO

LeoneOasked

Have been using Nyal Cold Sore Cream for more years than I care to remember. Use the cream to prevent my lips from drying out and cracking and is the only product I can use without breaking out in cold sores.
However recently have noticed the cream is lucky to stay on my lips for more than a few minutes.
Has the recipe changed?
Has something been added?
Please bring back the cream which stays on my lips longer.
Or at least tell me where I can get it.
Thanks.
Leone Oakhill

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LeoneO
LeoneO

Talk about answering your own question.
Read some of the previous comments and saw the 10gm Nyal Cold Sore Cream was still available. So I checked out the chemist and there it is. The good old thick cream which stays on your lips, which softens your lips and doesn't add to the issue of dry cracked blistered sore lips. Thank you thank you thank you. Please keep producing Nyal Cold Sore Cream. Won't say it is worth its weight in gold, however when you gently apply it to lips which have been making you feel like you want to rip them off your face ... HEAVEN. thank you.


Stef

Stefasked

Can I use this cream on my 4 year old?

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Sunlover
Sunlover

Unfornately can't answer this question. My experience with Nyall cold sore cream was that it didn't work for my lip cold sores and much of that was to do with it being too 'watery' to stay on lips.


Laura

Lauraasked

Can I use this cream while pregnant?

1 answer
Maud Fitch
Maud Fitch

On the tube of the new Nyal Antiviral Cold Sore Cream 5g it reads "See your doctor before using this product if you are considering pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding" and that's standard practice for most pharmaceutical things these days. Cold sores are transmittable and I took extra care with hygiene when my daughter was born.


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