Cold Sores


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.
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  • Cymex Cream for Cold Sores 5g


  • NUMARK Cold Sore Cream 2g


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  • ZOVIRAX cold sore cream pump 5% 2g