Fenistil Cold Sore Cream is for the treatment of cold sores (herpes labialis). A cold sore is caused by a viral infection. The virus can remain inactive for extended periods of time, but when triggered the virus multiplies and a cold sore develops. This can occur, for example when you are run-down, when you have a cold or flu, or when you have been out in strong sunlight. The virus causes painful blistering of the lips.
How does it work?
Fenistil Cold Sore Cream contains the active ingredient, Penciclovir, which is an antiviral medicine which stops the virus multiplying. Fenistil Cream will speed up healing and shorten the duration of pain.
How to use Fenistil Cold Sore Cream:
Precautions to consider before the use of Fenistil Cold Sore Cream:
Fenistil Cold Sore Cream should not be used:
Side Effects to consider before the use of Fenistil Sore Cream:
After using other creams for years I decided to give this a try...what a difference!Other creams such as Zovirax made no difference to healing time, and if anything seemed to help cold sores spread. I use Fenistil alongside a cold sore light box (from Boots) and if used early enough, no cold sores appear at all. Even if used a bit later it remarkably speeds up healing time and reduce the size of the outbreak. I always carry a tube of this in my bag now..just in case.