Excellent cold sore cream
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 A$15.00.
Burnt and scarred my skin. Beware!
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.
Zovirax not working
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.
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.
Cant fault it
I used to sue Nyal cold sore paint which was very effective and suppressed the formation of blisters if applied in time. however it became difficult to obtain.
Zovirax does definitely suppress the outbreak of applied as soon as it is felt under the skin and stops blisters forming for me. With my latest outbreak 2 weeks ago a chemist persuaded me to try Famciclovir tablets. They worked overnight and the tingling was gone the next morning however beware 2 days later the virus broke out again and it took a long time for the zovirax to suppress it...
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!
Zovirax Cream has worked for over 10 years
I have suffered from Cold Sores for 45 years:
I have suffered from cold sores since l was just 5 years old from a simple change in weather causing outbreaks of cold sores on my lips, blisters and open painful sores which became even more unsightly after the Chemist told my Mother to smear Jensen Violet a dark purple solution all over my lips that literally took weeks to wear off and which was more embarrassing throughout my school days than the cold sores themselves. In fact l have suffered so many cold sores throughout my life that the scar...ing from them have literally erased my lip lines in some areas. I remember when Cold Sore Balm an anaesthetic cream came on the market, what a welcome relief that was, although it was white it actually numbed my painful swollen lips. Since then l have tried everything on the market and any home remedies including Compac patches, tooth paste, honey, salt water, ice and Brut Men's Aftershave Cologne which tends to sting like crazy and dries my lips out which then crack and bleed and it takes much longer to heal, however, Brut still serves it's purpose in the healing process if the sores start to weep or look like they are becoming infected l simple dab on some Brut and when my lips start drying out l put on a lip moisturiser to head off the cracking and bleeding stage. Since, the release of Zovirax l have stopped looking for other treatments as l believe Zovirax although expensive absolutely works within days. Zovirax actually stops the virus from spreading, treats and heals the cold sore within a few days. Unfortunately, l had to take one star off because Zovirax does not contain an anaesthetic which would numb the pain while it heals and the fact that Zovirax is way too expensive, $17 per 2 gram tube is rude; but it works! So here is my treatment plan that works for me time and time again... PLUS advice on Do's and Do Not's
didn't last upto 4 days
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.
Zovirax is now $17 a tube!
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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