Cold Sore Treatment
Safe, Effective Treatment
Cold sores are caused by a virus called the herpes simplex virus (HSV). This virus is very common and it’s estimated to affect approximately 67% of the world’s population. The virus is caught by coming into contact with other people with an active infection. This is often during childhood when children come into close contact through activities such as play.
For most of your life, the virus will lie dormant in your skin, suppressed by your immune system. Occasionally the virus will reactivate causing a cold sore. This is often when your immune system is temporarily weakened, for example through stress or illness.
ZipHealth offers numerous treatment options for cold sores. Select your treatment, complete a short online consultation and get your medication delivered straight to your door, if prescribed.Start a free consultation
Cold Sore Treatment Options
ZipHealth offers three anti-viral treatments: acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir.
Comparing Cold Sore Medications
|Acyclovir||Zovirax||400mg||Two tablets three times a day for 2 days||$24.99/24 tablets|
|Famciclovir||Famvir||500mg||Two tablets twice daily for one day||$14.00/4 tablets|
|Valacyclovir||Valtrex||500mg||One tablet twice daily for 3 days||$29.99/18 tablets|
|Valtrex||Valtrex||500mg||One tablet twice daily for 3 days||$42.99/18 tablets|