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Seen this on mse and thought it was a great deal.

This aciclovir cream, which is the EXACTLY the same as Zovirax at only 49p
Postage makes it slightly more expensive, but if you buy 10 tubes, postage costs only £3.40 via courier.

Some other good bargains on their site too. Hayfever promotion
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#1
Nice pic of a razor ?????
#2
kyalion
Nice pic of a razor ?????


I did not add that. It just appeared so if mods could please alter. Sorry but all i did was a link
#3
10 tubes of cold sore cream?

I suggest a trip to the docs.
#4
http://www.chemist-4-u.com/images/P/Soraway.jpg
#5
jonneyt
10 tubes of cold sore cream?

I suggest a trip to the docs.


Lol. My oh suffers bad in the summer months and winter too and Zovirax is so expensive. They sell at about £5.00 each. I would not order 10 tubes myself but will certainly order some along with hayfever tabs etc.
#6
Very good price - Zovirax cost me £7.00 a tube the other day! Heat added.
#7
Great price.

Little tip: I live in Spain where Zovirax costs around £2.00 a tube, so worth picking up a few if your'e on holiday there, and suffer from cold sores. I always bring my dad a couple of tubes home, he doesn't like the other brands.
#8
now see if you lived in Wales you could get this free on prescriptions. Nobody pays for them in Wales
#9
debbiep
now see if you lived in Wales you could get this free on prescriptions. Nobody pays for them in Wales


Ahhh, good old Wales.
Where men are men, and sheep are scared.
#10
Good old Wales where the English government, and thus tax payers, fund your free prescriptions etc and the like in Scotland on University fees etc, to buy votes! If you want your own budget damn well produce your own revenue and stop gloating and fleecing the English! Independant my ar*e.
#11
julesjcb
Good old Wales where the English government, and thus tax payers, fund your free prescriptions etc and the like in Scotland on University fees etc, to buy votes! If you want your own budget damn well produce your own revenue and stop gloating and fleecing the English! Independant my ar*e.


Can we have all our Scottish oil revenue back then please?? :whistling:

Cracking deal btw, I get some real screamers of cold sores - anyone know where I can get cheap balaclavas to do me 'til the cream kicks in?
#12
10 tubes? lol, herpies face.
#13
I know Boots do their own brand of coldsore cream that contains the same active ingredients as Zovirax, so is essentially the same stuff. I imagine other chemists probably do as well, so its worth asking when you're looking, if you don't want to have to buy 10 tubes at once to make it worthwhile :)
#14
I know this is just cut and paste but it comes form a decent source and is relevant,
Source : [url]www.dentistry.leeds.ac.uk/.../HSV.htm[/url]
Each cold sore follows a typical natural history:
Some patients have a brief prodromal phase of tingling or burning at the site where the cold sore will develop.
Vesicles form at the mucocutaneous junction and rapidly burst leaving ragged, weeping ulceration. This fluid is infectious. There is associated inflammatory oedema.
Each lesion crusts over and heals without a scar over a 7-10 day period. Lesions are infectious until the crusting is complete.
In immunocompetent patients cold sores are self-limiting and are not associated with systemic symptoms. However, they are unsightly and uncomfortable.
Avoidance of known precipitating events is useful for some patients.
For example, avoidance of strong sunlight and the use of sunscreen.
Application of topical 5% aciclovir cream early in the natural history of the cold sore may be beneficial.
The rationale is that early application limits viral replication and limits the size and severity of the cold sore.
However, there is only very limited evidence to substantiate this.
Use of topical aciclovir late in the natural history of a cold sore is not thought to be of any benefit, and may be detrimental.

Topical aciclovir can induce viral resistance, and there are concerns that inappropriate use of topical aciclovir may limit the effectiveness of systemic aciclovir in the treatment of serious HSV infections
.

Systemic aciclovir, has been used in the management of cold sores in two different ways:
Starting aciclovir (e.g. 200mg five times a day for five days) at the onset of the prodromal stage (i.e. prior to vesicle formation) can reduce the severity and duration of cold sores, although:
The clinical benefit is generally small.
There is some evidence to support the longterm prophylactic use of systemic aciclovir (e.g. 400mg B.D.) in the prevention of recurrent cold sores.
However, systemic aciclovir is expensive and associated with side effects (see B.N.F.).
Consideration must be given to the potential benefits and side effects of systemic aciclovir before it is prescribed.
#15
hottoshop
I know this is just cut and paste but it comes form a decent source and is relevant,
Source : [url]www.dentistry.leeds.ac.uk/.../HSV.htm[/url]
Each cold sore follows a typical natural history:
Some patients have a brief prodromal phase of tingling or burning at the site where the cold sore will develop.
Vesicles form at the mucocutaneous junction and rapidly burst leaving ragged, weeping ulceration. This fluid is infectious. There is associated inflammatory oedema.
Each lesion crusts over and heals without a scar over a 7-10 day period. Lesions are infectious until the crusting is complete.
In immunocompetent patients cold sores are self-limiting and are not associated with systemic symptoms. However, they are unsightly and uncomfortable.
Avoidance of known precipitating events is useful for some patients.
For example, avoidance of strong sunlight and the use of sunscreen.

.

Systemic aciclovir, has been used in the management of cold sores in two different ways:
Starting aciclovir (e.g. 200mg five times a day for five days) at the onset of the prodromal stage (i.e. prior to vesicle formation) can reduce the severity and duration of cold sores, although:
The clinical benefit is generally small.
There is some evidence to support the longterm prophylactic use of systemic aciclovir (e.g. 400mg B.D.) in the prevention of recurrent cold sores.
However, systemic aciclovir is expensive and associated with side effects (see B.N.F.).
Consideration must be given to the potential benefits and side effects of systemic aciclovir before it is prescribed.


That was an interesting read.

I did read about a trial of these cold sore medications and the result was generally that the medication could improve healing by one day at best.

I normally get a cold sore around Autumn - generally Octoberish or so and have not really found any of these things truly effective and agree with the trial results.

My Girlfriend on the other hand, who is an RN, swears by Zovirax but I'm somewhat skeptical and comply with her wishes to use Zovirax whenever I get a cold sore. :-D

Years back my mother bought me one of those UV light devices which honestly made no bloody difference at all.

Moral of the story is not to lend your mate your lip salve while skiing in the Alps when you are 19 years old - you might end up with herpitic lesions on an annual basis like I have since 1985 :oops:
#16
So you should use a fusion razor to shave off the coldsores, yikes
#17
2 things, check the expiry on any medicine before buying particularly if the price is cheap. Also be aware that because it is cheap it COULD be rejected material that has found its way into the supply chain - not by the retailer but by some unscrupulous person further downstream. (Trust me this happens more often than you realise)
#18
10 tubes with an expiry date of October 2008? See your doctor if you need that much... seriously.
#19
julesjcb
Good old Wales where the English government, and thus tax payers, fund your free prescriptions etc and the like in Scotland on University fees etc, to buy votes! If you want your own budget damn well produce your own revenue and stop gloating and fleecing the English! Independant my ar*e.


Oh, I'm sorry, do we not pay taxes and National insurance in Wales, Scotland and NI?

And if you believe that Ministers in England don't fiddle the books then more fool you. You may also wish to brush up on your history and economics before spouting the drivel you read in English tabloids.

Back on topic, this is a very good deal although thankfully not something I need. Voted hot.
#20
Sunni
10 tubes with an expiry date of October 2008? See your doctor if you need that much... seriously.


Good point but still buying two and more and then going to get some other bargain in the sale bit.:)
#21
I have found that those little plasters, compeed think they are called are great for the first few days of a cold sore, they stop your lip feeling like it is the size of a brick. However they are about 7 quid for a pack.
#22
BigWig
Can we have all our Scottish oil revenue back then please?? :whistling:

Cracking deal btw, I get some real screamers of cold sores - anyone know where I can get cheap balaclavas to do me 'til the cream kicks in?



Try here for cheap Balaclava

http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20080320.p.Balaclava.ar11
#23
lynnexxxo
I have found that those little plasters, compeed think they are called are great for the first few days of a cold sore, they stop your lip feeling like it is the size of a brick. However they are about 7 quid for a pack.


Totally agree Lynnexxxo, compeed are great , the only problem I have, being a male, is that the plaster wont stick for to long where the moustache grows so they can be a bit of a pain......
#24
I wouldnt try getting rid of spots with the item pictured, as it could get messy
#25
I have seen generic acyclovir cream at Poundland or the 99p shops. Can't remember which. Probably better if you don't need an endless supply.
#26
Here's me sporting 3 cold sores at the same time :oops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wHWNbYmZTc
#27
I hope some of you cold sore suffers can benefit from this information that isn't widely known (and should be!)

My cat has feline herpes and whilst researching ways to ease her symptoms when she suffers an outbreak I discovered that L-lysine is pretty amazing when it comes to supressing the virus. I only give it to her when she suffers an out break as quite frankly crushing half a tablet up each day is not something I can always remember/be bothered to do and as she seems to suffer much less than prior to me finding this supplement (and her attacks are VERY short now when I high-dose treat her) it seems a waste of money to add it to her food every day...

ANYWAY! Long story short is that L-lysine is very effective in treating humans and cats alike. As I say, I believe the recommendation is to take a tab per day (500mg from memory) to stop outbreaks even occuring (or, if you're unlucky, lessening their severity) and who knows whether the way I treat my cat would work for humans too (not take every day but take 1000mg 'at the tingle'/when symptoms start) as I'm not a sufferer myself so couldn't say. But I know for a fact it helps my cat and I've seen many testionials on the web from humans ;)

Oh, and it *can* be a pretty expensive supplement, but I always buy it when it semi-regularly goes on offer at holland and barrett at a great price.
#28
BigWig
Can we have all our Scottish oil revenue back then please?? :whistling:

Cracking deal btw, I get some real screamers of cold sores - anyone know where I can get cheap balaclavas to do me 'til the cream kicks in?


When you pay back all your benefits!!!
banned#29
Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I felt that the record needs to be set straight. What exactly do you mean by Scottish oil? Do your homework, repeat after me, IT'S NORTH SEA OIL.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7196486.stm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3511864.ece
http://devilskitchen.me.uk/2007/10/fare-thee-well-scotland.html



BigWig
Can we have all our Scottish oil revenue back then please?? :whistling:

Cracking deal btw, I get some real screamers of cold sores - anyone know where I can get cheap balaclavas to do me 'til the cream kicks in?
#30
10 tubes bought, me and the wife both get cold sores and zovirax is expensive, good post, Thanx
1 Like #31
spraint
I have seen generic acyclovir cream at Poundland or the 99p shops. Can't remember which. Probably better if you don't need an endless supply.


Spot on Spraint it is 99p in Bodycare.
#32
maxpayne
Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I felt that the record needs to be set straight. What exactly do you mean by Scottish oil? Do your homework, repeat after me, IT'S NORTH SEA OIL.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7196486.stm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3511864.ece
http://devilskitchen.me.uk/2007/10/fare-thee-well-scotland.html


Well Just dont tell the bl00dy americans, they will be trying to invade some country called north sea
#33
maxpayne
Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I felt that the record needs to be set straight. What exactly do you mean by Scottish oil? Do your homework, repeat after me, IT'S NORTH SEA OIL.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7196486.stm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3511864.ece
http://devilskitchen.me.uk/2007/10/fare-thee-well-scotland.html


Yep, that's right. Scottish Oil, like your first BBC link states. Not really impressed by your homework. One balanced BBC view, an opinionated Times article and some bloke's blog!

What did you think of the deal?
#34
For those of you buying 10 tubes of this stuff with an expiry date of October 2008 - just how critical is the expiry date with this type of product?
#35
It's 99p all the time in Home Bargains. However 49p is a bargain if you don't mind paying the p&p

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