Zovirax antiviral cream contains MAC-P, an absorption accelerant which helps the cream penetrate up to 5 x faster* so the antiviral (aciclovir) can reach the site of the infection more quickly.
Zovirax Cream delivers the antiviral active ingredient, aciclovir, in a special formulation containing MAC-P. MAC-P is an absorption accelerator that allows the active ingredient to penetrate the skin up to 5 x faster* to get to the area where the virus is reproducing. Once it reaches this area the active ingredient springs into action – making it difficult for the virus to reproduce itself. When that happens, your body's natural defences can get to work and help to heal the cold sore. The cream also contains ingredients which help moisturise deep within the skin to soothe and protect.
Don't wait until a blister appears before you treat. If you're prone to getting cold sores try to make sure you've got some Zovirax® antiviral cream handy at all times. Zovirax is available from major Pharmacies and Supermarkets nationally. Then when you get that tingling feeling apply the Zovirax antiviral cream immediately because the sooner you act, the better chance you've got of helping to prevent the development of a cold sore.
That tingling feeling some people get is the cold sore virus travelling along the sensory nerves to the surface. By applying Zovirax antiviral cream as soon as you get the tingle, you could help prevent a cold sore from ruining your plans.If you don't get any warning of the cold sore coming and a blister appears. then still apply Zovirax antiviral cream immediately, as the antiviral and moisturising properties of Zovirax cream will help heal the cold sore faster compared to no treatment
For the best results and quickest healing time, continue to use Zovirax antiviral cream as directed.
If you get that tingling feeling treat immediately with Zovirax antiviral cream to help prevent the development of a cold sore. Remember to apply 5 times a day for 4 days.
It's best to start treatment with Zovirax antiviral cream as soon as you feel the tingle, so Zovirax antiviral cream can help stop the virus replication. However, the antiviral properties of Zovirax cream means it is also effective at the blister phase - helping to speed healing compared to no treatment.