Vatrex works, too! I will switch to Valtrex (valacyclovir) if zovirax doesn't work!
Hello, my question is about herpes type 1, I have been applying zovirax (acyclovir) for 5 days now and the cold sores are getting worse, what to do?
No surprise... The anti-herpes ointments are not effective, or only very slightly. Oral teatment with acyclovir or valacyclovir is needed. The recommended treatment is a single dose of valacyclovir 2.0 g orally; your herpes will improve rapidly. However, it may be too late; it's probably going to start improving soon anyway. But get valacyclovir pills to have on hand for your next outbreak.