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Zovirax Cold Sore Cream

Zovirax Cold Sore Cream

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Reviews

  • Value for Money
    2.0 (3)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (1) · No (2)
  • Ease of Application
    3.7 (3)
  • Smell
    1.0 (1)
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Murray
MurrayCanberra 2600, ACT
  • 4 reviews

Way too expensive, very small tube

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In the past I have used a 5g tube with 5% Aciclovir in it for a reasonable price in one of the Chemist brand names. This Zovirax cold sore cream comes in large looking box in comparison with the tiny sample size tube of 2 g. Cost $14-50 from Chemist Warehouse. Way too expensive, when you can get more product for far less cost in a chemist brand line.

Purchased in September 2021 at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store.

Value for Money
2/5
Incentivised Review No
linda5211
linda5211South Australia
  • 2 reviews

Excellent cold sore cream

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I have used other brands in cold sore creams and they never worked. Then i came across zovirax. I thought it was expensive and the chemist sold me a cold sorecream that had same ingredients. Didnt work (dont know why and i followed instructions) so i got the zovirax branded one. And it worked. No problems. So now i dont bother with anything else - Zovirax is the only one for me

Purchased for $15.00.

Ease of Application
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Causes Irritation No
Janet
JanetGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

Burnt and scarred my skin. Beware!

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I could feel a cold sore coming and the chemist recommended Zovirax. This cream turned my cold sore from nothing into a horrible, ugly, painful scabby mess. It burnt the area and the surrounding skin. Took three weeks to heal and now my face is scarred. Don't use this, beware.

Purchased in March 2020 at Chemist Warehouse for $15.00.

Value for Money
1/5
Ease of Application
1/5

Zovirax not working

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I have used this product for a number of years in my experience it has never stopped a cold sore coming out nor reduced its life span, this product also dried my cold sores up to the point my skin kept cracking open i will be seeking an alternative in future.

Purchased in February 2019.

Value for Money
3/5
Ease of Application
5/5
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FLG
FLG
  • 13 reviews
  • 1 like

Amazing product

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This thing is amazing. I had felt a cold sore coming for a while. When it started to flare up I went to a pharmacy and the pharmacist gave me a triple action cream I had never used. 7 days later my sore was getting worse and crusty. I went back and got the Zovirax and within less than 24 hours my cold sore was completely gone! I carefully cleaned away the crusty bits and there was nothing left! I felt like Indiana Jones when he pours the holy water on his father’s fatal gunshot wound that completely heals him! Thank you Zovirax. I will never doubt you again.

Linda
Linda
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Zovirax review

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I had a cold sore on my lip i felt the tingle i applied zovirax - this cream is magic my cold sore disappeared
i would highly recommend this product - EXCELLENT 10/10

Probably the best there is

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Cold sores suck but I find that this works better than anything especially if you get onto the sore early, have tried cheaper that chemists have said would work and contain the same ingredients but they just don't work as well or fast

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David
DavidPerth, WA
  • 3 reviews

Cant fault it

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Jade
JadeSydney, NSW
  • 19 reviews
  • 20 likes

Did nothing!!

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I always have used L-lysine as a prevention method, which helps. However a lump on my lip occured literally overnight, which caught me off guard. Never has happened that quickly before. L lysine no good if lump has already formed. I was after an antiviral tablet I used before, but the chemist had no idea what I was talking about and recommended L-lysine only. I purchased Zovirax as a remedy hopefully. It didn't change anything! Cold sore formed as usual, continued to the point of busting and bleeding. Didn't heal quicker. Same as if I used nothing. Maybe it is different for everyone. But for $16, what a waste!

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Lyn
LynNortheast, VIC
  • 10 reviews
  • 29 likes

Zovirax Cream has worked for over 10 years

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Kshatry
Kshatryabbotsford

didn't last upto 4 days

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2g of Zovirax cream didn't last for more than 3 days.where its container say's apply 5 times for 4 days.Yep!didn't use it more than one pump at one time
my cold sores heals by 40%.I've realised later , other cheap cream are more effective for cold sore rather than buying these kind of expensive empty vessel.absolutey wasting money.
Thanks

girlraven
girlravenPerth
  • 45 reviews
  • 39 likes

Zovirax is now $17 a tube!

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Zovirax is getting way too big for their boots with the price of this cold sore cream!. The active ingredient is not rare or special (Aciclovir 5% w/w Cream), compared to the Pharmacy/Chemists own brand (Aciclovir 5% w/w Cream) exactly the same thing. The difference is the Pharmacy/Chemists own is 50% cheaper for exactly the same thing! (All are 5g tubes).
I definitely won't be paying this extortionary price for this cold sore cream again.

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