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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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I m suffering from herpes. Dr. suggest me Acyclovir cream & tablet. I read on net it prevent virus to spread not remove. Can I use Antiviral with it?

I m suffering from herpes. Dr. suggest me Acyclovir cream & tablet. I read on net it prevent virus to spread not remove. Can I use Antiviral with it?

Bad news: Once you get herpes you have it for life. It is from a family of viruses well known for hibernating in your body (tissues) and recurring repeatedly. The cream is helpful for skin sores & the tablet is an antiviral which can fight it. There are some antivirals you can take long term to keep the breakouts to a minimum. ...Read more

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Is acyclovir cream as useful as docosanol cream for treatment of oral blisters?

Is acyclovir cream as useful as docosanol cream for treatment of oral blisters?

No: Acyclovir is for the treatment of Herpes virus, and it is the treatment of choice of fever blisters (which are a form of herpes, not to be confused with genital herpes) Docosanol, if it has been effective for your blisters, then they are not herpes. But the two drugs are not interchangeable... ...Read more

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Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Most Likely: Taking certain antiviral medications for herpes infections during the first three months of pregnancy does not increase a child's risk of major birth defects. However adequate studies on the absolute safety in pregnant women are lacking. ...Read more

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Can I take clarinase, rhinocort aqua as nose spray and zovirax (acyclovir) cream all together?

Yes: But would advise against use of topical Acyclovir (zovirax). It will not shorten the herpetic outbreak or minimize your symptoms. The value is that it reduces viral shedding and therefore transmissability to others, but at the cost of potentially inducing resistance so that if and when you need systemic therapy it will be less effective. ...Read more

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Perioral dermatitis finished a course of oral antibiotic but nothing. Doc said could b viral. Given acyclovir cream. Oral acyclovir? Wat do u think?

Perioral dermatitis finished a course of oral antibiotic but nothing. Doc said could b viral. Given acyclovir cream. Oral acyclovir? Wat do u think?

It's difficult for: Us to diagnose skin lesions without seeing them and not knowing the predisposing factors. Get reassurance from ur dr or get a second opinion. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/understanding-dermatitis-basics. ...Read more

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Are cold sores different from genital herpes? Also, is there any medication that can supress it? I only use acyclovir cream when I have an outbreak.

Herpes: There are two herpes viruses. We now call them type one and type two. Cold sores, as you call them, are usually oral and herpes type one. That is at least 90% of the time to be true. But, herpes two, which is usually seen as 'genital' herpes, can be caught on the mouth as well and can also cause 'cold sores'. The best test is the blood test. There are three oral medications to treat and suppress. ...Read more

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Chicken pox 3rd day will using zovirax (acyclovir) cream for face help in healing or prevent from scar?

Chicken pox 3rd day will using zovirax (acyclovir) cream for face help in healing or prevent from scar?

Possible: The anti-viral creams will shorten the duration of the illness, and in so doing, may help prevent some scars possibly forming. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I applied zovirax (acyclovir) cream to my fever sore and vaseline because it was so dried out. I then touched the corner of my eye about an hour or so later.

Probably OK: Your body has immunity to herpes and you had zovirax (acyclovir) cream on your hand. The skin and eye surfaces as well were likely to have been intact. All of these together mean you will almost certainly not have a problem. ...Read more

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