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Can I use zovirax (acyclovir) ointment on my lip?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

You can. But don't expect any benefit.
Oral acyclovir is safe. It can be useful IF USED CORRECTLY. Valacyclovir is more effective and easier to use. Several topicals are available but none are worth a look.

In brief: Yes

You can. But don't expect any benefit.
Oral acyclovir is safe. It can be useful IF USED CORRECTLY. Valacyclovir is more effective and easier to use. Several topicals are available but none are worth a look.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Zovirax ointment (acyclovir 5%) can be applied to cold sores on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus up to 5 times per day for 4 days.

In brief: Yes

Zovirax ointment (acyclovir 5%) can be applied to cold sores on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus up to 5 times per day for 4 days.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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