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Fever blisters: zovirax (acyclovir) cream or ointment is better?

Fever blisters: zovirax (acyclovir) cream or ointment is better?

Neither: Neither is particularly effective. The best treatment to shorten the course of a cold sore or fever blister is oral valacyclovir or acyclovir, if it's given very early at the first onset of symptoms. ...Read more

Acyclovir (Definition)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the ...Read more


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Is acyclovir cream enough to treat shingles?

Is acyclovir cream enough to treat shingles?

Shingles: Absolutely not. You need treatment that gets at the source: the nerves and the surrounding inflamed tissue. Pills. Aggressively. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between acyclovir cream and zostrix (capsaicin) ?

Infection v. pain: Acyclovir cream is a cream containing an anti-herpes drug. It's sometimes used to treat cold sores, though it's less effective than oral anti-herpes drugs. Zostrix (capsaicin) (capsacin) is a cream made from the active ingredient of chili peppers. It can be used to treat localized pain caused by herpes zoster (shingles). It works by killing nerve endings so that you stop feeling the pain. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I will not use acyclovir cream if I am already using oral acyclovir to treat chickenpox?

Yes: Acyclovir cream is not very effective to begin with, and if you're already taking oral acyclovir, it's completely unnecessary. ...Read more

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Herpes on buttocks will zovirax (acyclovir) cream help?

Herpes on buttocks will zovirax (acyclovir) cream help?

Herpes: Although there is no cure for herpes, some drugs have been effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks. It might be a good idea to discuss options with your doctor. If you have outbreaks often, you may want to consider taking an antiviral drug every day. Doctors call this suppressive therapy. The oral medications are more effective. ...Read more

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Zovirax (Definition)

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Avirax (Definition)

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