First sign: Apply at the first sign of a cold sore tingle, bump or itch for the best results. The sooner you apply, the better your chance of keeping a blister or scab from forming.
12+ years: Recommended for adults and children 12 years and over only.
Keep it clean: Remove any cosmetics before applying Zovirax Duo Cold Sore Cream. Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after treating your cold sore.
Don't skimp or skip: Apply Zovirax Duo Cold Sore Cream five times during the day with a cotton swab or your finger. Use enough to completely cover the affected area. Just rub in gently and completely. If you miss a dose, just apply the next time you remember and continue on schedule. Wash your hands after applying the cream.
Don't share: Cold sores are contagious. Don’t share your tube with anybody else.
Make it up: You can apply cosmetics like lipstick over Zovirax Duo Cold Sore Cream after it has completely dried. Always use a separate make-up applicator, like a cotton swab to avoid spreading the infection.
Five days: Use Zovirax Duo Cold Sore Cream for five days. If the cold sore persists and is still present after 10 days, talk to your healthcare professional. Please read the enclosed leaflet for further details before using this medicine. Wash your hands before and after use. Adult and children 12 years and over: apply at the very first sign of a cold sore (such as tingling and itching). Apply to the affected area 5 times per day for 5 days.
Aciclovir 5% w/w, Hydrocortisone 1% w/w.