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Cold Sore Treatment

Quick easy access to a treatment for Cold Sore. Simple, fast and discreet service with complete clinical safety

Issued 2400+ treatments
Issued 2400+ prescriptions

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"A very quick, efficient and professional service. Treatment was emailed to my local pharmacy within minutes. Also 50% cheaper than visiting a local GP."
By Cassie
Mar 1, 2023

How it Works

Get access to treatment in three simple steps

Complete Questionnaire

Answer about your medical history, symptoms and any medications you are currently taking.

Review by a Doctor

Your questionnaire will be viewed by one of our GP's to ensure it is clinically suitable for you.

Electronic Treatment

When your request is approved by our clinical team, we will send you a confirmation email with information on your treatment collection.

Is this service for me?

Our treatment service is open to everyone. The clinical team will decide the suitability of the service and treatment requested based on the answers you provide during the questionnaire.

For any first-time users of Cold Sore treatment, we will provide more information on the medications listed during the questionnaire process. This should help with your decision on treatment.

If during the questionnaire you are unsure of any questions or feel you would like to discuss your issue further with a GP, please book a Video Appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cold sores are a result of the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), a widespread virus spread through direct skin-to-skin contact. It's highly contagious. Many encounter HSV in childhood (from family kisses), and most adults carry the virus without experiencing Cold Sores. This is called subclinical carrying and is harmless.

Once infected, the virus stays with you forever, although you might not realize it or have more outbreaks.

  • HSV infections often show no symptoms and can spread even without visible Cold Sores or blisters.
  • Some infections lead to blisters and sores, varying from mild to severe.
  • Before Cold Sores appear, you might feel pain, burning, or numbness. Fluid-filled blisters usually form within 24 hours, weep, scab, and heal. Episodes are usually mild and resolve on their own in about 7-10 days.
  • Some people might experience the return of a Cold Sore due to specific factors or situations. These triggers consist of:
  • Feeling unwell, such as having a viral infection or fever.
  • Being exposed to sunlight and wind. If you suspect this is a trigger, use moisturizing sun cream with high SPF daily.
  • Dealing with stress.
  • Experiencing fatigue.
  • Changes in the immune system.
  • Sustaining skin injury. Aim to avoid dry, chapped lips.
  • Undergoing hormonal changes, like at the start of your period.

Sometimes, you might need antiviral medicine for Cold Sores if they happen often or are severe, or when you know triggers might cause them.

Take this medicine right when symptoms start or if you notice signs like tingling.

We can help you get a prescription for Aciclovir if a healthcare professional has diagnosed you with Cold Sores, for:

  • Current outbreak
  • Getting ready for the next occurrence

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