WHAT IS ACIVIR ACYCLOVIR 5% HERPES TREATMENT CREAM
Acivir Aciclovir / Acyclovir 5% is made by reputable Cipla Laboratories, an anti-viral solution which stops viruses multiplying and spreading. Acivir Aciclovir 5% cream is used to treat localised infections by the herpes virus, commonly known as cold sores.
Herpes simplex is also known as cold sore is a viral disease caused by the herpes simplex virus. Infections are categorized based on the part of the body infected. Oral herpes involves the face or mouth. It may result in small blisters in groups often called cold sores or fever blisters or may just cause a sore throat. Genital herpes, often simply known as herpes, may have minimal symptoms or form blisters that break open and result in small ulcers. These typically heal over two to four weeks. Tingling or shooting pains may occur before the blisters appear. Herpes cycles between periods of active disease followed by periods without symptoms. The first episode is often more severe and may be associated with fever, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes and headaches. Over time, episodes of active disease decrease in frequency and severity.
Acivir Aciclovir 5% cream is available under different brand names, most popular are Zovirax, Boots Antiviral Cold Sore Cream, Virasorb Cold Sore Cream, Pinewood Cold Sore Cream. All have the same active ingredient. Okdermo Skin Care store supplies 5-gram tubes produced by Cipla. Tubes should not be shared between people and should be discarded when out-of-date (three year shelf life).
HOW TO USE ACIVIR ACYCLOVIR 5% HERPES TREATMENT CREAM
Apply Acivir Acyclovir 5 percent cream at the first sign of a cold sore, preferably at the tingling/itching stage before the sore is visible, although it can be used once the sore has appeared. Apply by gently dabbing cream over the sore five times daily. Treatment should be continued for at least 4 days, but can be continued for up to a total of 10 days if the sore has not healed. If an application is missed, apply when you remember and then continue without extra doses.
Wash hands after use, to prevent spreading cold sores and getting cream into the eyes or mouth. Do NOT apply to around the eyes or ingest. Wash away any contamination from the eyes. A small amount swallowed is unlikely to be harmful.
Use aciclovir 5 percent only if you have a recurrence of your typical cold sore. Consult a dermatologist if the sore is different from normal, has not healed after 10 days, or is spreading, or associated with other symptoms such as fever and headache. The most common side effects are mild burning, redness, itching, dry skin, and other rashes. Stop using if there is an allergic type reaction with swelling of the lips face and eyelids.
Only very small amounts of Acivir Aciclovir 5 percent are likely to pass into the body, but you should discuss this with a dermatologist before use.