Treat it early

The earlier you treat a cold sore, the better.

The best time to start treatment is when that tingling sensation first happens, before any visible sign of a cold sore appears. If you miss it, don't worry, it's not too late to treat.

Don't forget

1. Look out for Zovirax Antiviral Cream. The unique MAC-P formula helps the active ingredient penetrate the skin up to 5 x faster* to get to the site of infection FAST.

2. Some cold sore treatments, available from most pharmacies or supermarkets, are only mild antiseptics or moisturisers to help the natural healing process. They don't fight the virus itself.

3. Newly available cold sore patches are useful for containing the cold sore and protecting the blister. Whilst they do not contain any antiviral, they can promote healing be creating a germ-free environment.

* 24hr aciclovir penetration compared to other aciclovir creams

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