Exclusive to rowlands pharmacy Optislim Life Shop the range
Take a look at our new Health Area...
  • You are here :
  • Advice Directory

Cold Sores

Description

Cold sores are a viral infection found on the lips and face and are easily passed on.

Our Advice
  • Earlier treatment reduces the severity and duration of the cold sore. Ideally, you should treat at the "tingle" stage but if you miss this, just treat as soon as possible.
  • If you get regular cold sores, keep Zovirax to hand so that you can treat the blister or tingle straight away.
  • Avoid contact with other parts of the body as the virus can spread easily and quickly.
  • Do not have close physical contact with others.
  • Wash your hands regularly during an attack to avoid spreading the virus.
  • Use a separate towel for the cold sore area.
  • Wear a good sunscreen because strong sun can trigger cold sores.
  • If there is no improvement after 10 days, ask our pharmacist for advice.