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What is the difference between aciclovir cream, zostrix (capsaicin) ?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology
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In brief: Different uses

Zostrix (capsaicin) is a cream that can be used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia-pain that last for 3 months after shingles has resolved.
Acyclovir cream can be used to treat cold sores of the lips, but the pills are usually more effective.

In brief: Different uses

Zostrix (capsaicin) is a cream that can be used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia-pain that last for 3 months after shingles has resolved.
Acyclovir cream can be used to treat cold sores of the lips, but the pills are usually more effective.
Dr. Vicki Levine
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