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Propovir Coldsore Ointment

Propovir Coldsore Ointment

4.4 from 23 reviews · View Statistics

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4.4

23 reviews
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (4)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (0) · No (4)
  • Ease of Application
    4.0 (4)
  • Smell
    5.0 (2)
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Rubbish

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Wouldn't relieve itching or pain only place I'd put this was in the bin!
Switched to a different brand containing aciclovir and had a much better result within 24 hrs. Don't bother wasting money on this one

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Wonder product

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I've been using this for years now. I initially take famciclovir or valaciclovir as I feel the tingle,and then I start using propovir as soon as the scab has started. It's often gone in a week, and thats about 2-3 days after the scab started. I used to have the coldsores for weeks. They're much much smaller during the whole process, never scar and often not noticable due to the propovir. Love this product.

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Gino

GinoGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Great product

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A misconception to treat cold sores is to dry them quickly so it scabs over (some suggest acetone!?)... the problem with this is it takes longer to heal, is more visible and can be painful. Propovir works the opposite way. It keeps the cold sore moisterised to essentially skip the scabbing stage, the sore is less visible and begins to reduces its size almost immediately. Very effective. Works especially well in combination with Famvir dosage of 3 tablets on day 1.

Purchased in December 2019 for A$12.00.

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jenniemorton

jenniemortonadelaide

  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

Best ever!

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Stopped my cold sore in its tracks! After 3 days of applying this pleasant ointment 3-4 x a day it just disappeared. It goes on like a lip gloss. I will never use anything else.

Purchased in October 2019 at Chemist Warehouse.

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Mel

MelWollongong

Truly a speed healer!

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For me this is the best product to use once the blister is present. Ive had cold sores all my life and have tried EVERYTHING! I fear them less knowing this will heal the ugly sore within a few days with minimal cracking and bleeding. THANKYOU!

sarah

sarahGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Life saver I can't live without it

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I've been getting cold sores for as long as I can remember and this cream is the ONLY ONE the works. I've literally tried everything from tablets to prescription meds propovire is the best if I feel a tingle and put this on I wake up with nothing if I have one and apply for a day it's gone. Absolutely magic and I'm obsessed just wish more stores sold it then just woolworths!! Best cold sore cream ever

CJ Review

CJ ReviewBrisbane

Thank god for Propovir!!

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Janet P

Janet PNorthern Region, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Finally!

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I have always had Cold Sores, and tried every trick in the book.
I developed one after a stressful weekend and the only place I could go to was the supermarket. I chose this on because it was on special because I didn't want to pat full price for 'useless supermarket medicines'.

I am converted and when i lost my tube somewhere, I went right back and got another, it stopped the spread, the pain and no nasty scab.

Natalie Chirgwin

Natalie Chirgwin

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

I keep this in my fridge at all times

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I was sceptical of this ointment but thought it was worth a try. I had not noticed a cold sore develop until it was to late to use oral antiviral. Started with vectovir but it kept getting bigger. Switched to propovir and my cold sore was healed in 4 days with no nasty scab. it was very soothing and took the sting out of it.

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M.C

M.CMelbourne

  • 14 reviews
  • 9 likes

Like any other cold sore cream

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Creams are great and Propovir is as good as any of the others on the market. As a cold sore sufferer since my teens I have used most and found that the cream suppresses the cold sore from one part of my face only to appear in another place. I have since discovered Elovax which I now use as soon as I feel the tingle. It works better then any other treatment I have tried. I have been told it is best to use when the tingle fist starts but I have found even after an outbreak Elovax still helps eleviate continuation inflamation.

rosscoandsandi

rosscoandsandiPerth, WA

  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

The one and only (TIP cut open the empty tube to get the last bits out)

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Amazing. It's my new go to ointment for coldsores.

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Having had coldsores since I was a kid, I thought Zovirax was a revelation. Until I found Propovir. Shrinks the viability & more importantly the throbbing pain goes away quickly. I think it heals faster too.

Susan

SusanSydney

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

I've tried everything and this works

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I have suffered from cold sores for years and have tried everything available over the counter creams, patches, vitamins. I just wish I had found this sooner, as it really works! I've only been using it since April but already It's stop a few nasty cold sores right in their tracks. I can't live without it, hope it's always available to me!

Dave

DaveMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Highly recommended - very impressed

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When I get coldsores I get them with a vengeance.
I've tried most of the creams - they work, but for me it takes at least a whole week before the coldsore itself is gone, then begins the healing of the skin.
This product, when used in conjunction with taking Lysine and plenty of vitamin C, achieved these results in no more than half that time. There was also less discomfort while waiting for it to work its magic.
Thank you to the creators, and God bless the bees.

SouthCoastSaint

SouthCoastSaintAU

  • 2 reviews

Brilliant stuff! BEE-rilliant!

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Had an unexpected Cold Sore breakout. Chemist recommended this over Zovirax. I cannot rave about this enough! From what threatened to be a massive breakout calmed down to a mere slight inconvenience! This will be my go-to cold sore treatment.

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Best ointment for cold sores

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I love this product. I used Propovir about 2 years ago and have not had a cold sore since. I highly recommend this ointment and always recommend to friends an family.

BigTone

BigToneCraigieburn

  • 12 reviews
  • 3 likes

Read reviews, tried it, it did not work for me.

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Read all the reviews on Propovir and thought I will try this product instead of zovirax as it claims to work at all stages of cold sore cycle. My cold sores have now taken way longer to heal (16 days) and it has been an ineffective sollution for me and a waste of money. I do not have any bee allergies, but do have allergies to some grass pollens.

I will never use another cold sore cream

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I have had cold sores on and off at times of stress and when sick. I struggled on with creams and tried lots of different types. Finally I found propovir and my life literally changed. This stuff is incredible. I never write reviews but I had to for this.

If allergic to bees don't use this product

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I have been getting cold sores for as long as I can remember. I seen this new product propovir and thought I would give it a go. As other creams haven't worked that well. Little did I know that I would have an allergic reaction to this. The reason is bees propovir is used from an ingredient called propolis which comes from the bees hive which is like a kind of bee glue. I ended up going to doctor as I started to feel like my airways were closing. I now have a 3 day course of medication
DO NOT use if you know you have allergies to bees.

KarleneReckons

KarleneReckonsSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 3 reviews

I'll never go to another product again

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This is a really quick remedy and with a great price. It's Easy to find in the local supermarket. I highly recommend this.
i won't use any other product for cold sores

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Questions & Answers

HJG

HJGasked

Oh dear the tube was about third full, after trying to squeeze it out, bought today and you say use 5 times a day barley any left for tomorrow. Are they always about a third full? very disappointed. Heather Gibbie

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Natalie Chirgwin
Natalie Chirgwin

The tube doesn’t seem very full but you don’t need very much on each application. I also squeeze up from the bottom of the tube to get all the last bits out. I only used it a couple of weeks ago on a cold sore that popped up overnight. The cold sore remained small , did not spread and was gone in 3 days.

HJG
HJG

Lucky you. I’m not having much luck. Went to a different Pharmacy today both Pharmacists thought it was pretty much the same as a good lip gloss. Makes you wonder!

Janet P
Janet P

My tube was reasonably full, and as a long term Cold Sore sufferer, this was the best thing I have used in a long time!

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