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  • About Zovirax Cream
    Are you looking for information about Zovirax cream? This eMedTV selection is a good place to start. It explains what this antiviral medication is used for, where and how to apply it, and how Zovirax works. There is also a link to learn more.
  • Abrava
    Abreva is a non-prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of cold sores. This eMedTV Web page explains how Abreva works, describes its effects, and offers general warnings for this medication. Abrava is a common misspelling of Abreva.
  • Abravia
    Abreva is an over-the-counter medicine used for treating cold sores. This page from the eMedTV site describes how Abreva works and explains how (and how often) you should use this medication. Abravia is a common misspelling of Abreva.
  • Abreeva
    Abreva is typically used to treat the symptoms of cold sores and to speed up healing. This page of the eMedTV Web site briefly describes how the medication should be applied and lists possible side effects. Abreeva is a common misspelling of Abreva.
  • Abreva
    Abreva is a non-prescription drug commonly used to treat symptoms of cold sores and shorten healing time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, guidelines for those taking it, side effects, and more.
  • Abreva and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment discusses the issues surrounding Abreva and breastfeeding. It provides the manufacturer's guidelines, what to consider before taking it, and stresses the importance of discussing the subject with your healthcare provider.
  • Abreva and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV resource takes a look at pregnancy and Abreva. It explains the results of animal studies, gives the manufacturer's recommendations, and describes what to discuss with your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while using it.
  • Abreva Dosage
    This page of the eMedTV library offers several tips and guidelines regarding how your Abreva dosage should be taken. This includes how often it should be taken, how to apply the drug to achieve the best results, and more.
  • Abreva Drug Interactions
    At this time, no drugs are known to interact with Abreva. However, as this eMedTV page explains, the drug has not been studied with other topical products, such as ointments and creams, so interactions may exist that have not been discovered yet.
  • Abreva for Cold Sores
    As this segment from the eMedTV archives explains, Abreva is a medication used to treat cold sores. Unlike other cold sore medicines, it is available without a prescription. This article briefly describes how it works and offers a link to learn more.
  • Abreva Side Effects
    Known Abreva side effects include headaches, painful menstrual periods, and infection. This segment of the eMedTV archives discusses these and other side effects, explaining when they are likely to occur and what to tell your healthcare provider.
  • Abreva Uses
    Abreva uses are focused on treating cold sores by minimizing the infection. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, off-label uses for the drug also exist. This page examines these various uses in detail, describing how the medication works.
  • Abreva Warnings and Precautions
    Because knowing precautions and warnings for Abreva can help ensure an effective treatment process, this eMedTV resource provides a list of the most common. This includes people who should not take the drug and how to take it to achieve the best results.
  • Abrevia
    Abreva is commonly used to speed up the healing and duration of cold sores. This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of the drug and also offers a link to more detailed information. Abrevia is a common misspelling of Abreva.
  • Acyclovir (Zovirax) Ointment
    This segment of the eMedTV library briefly describes acyclovir (Zovirax) ointment, which is used to treat genital herpes infections and cold sores. This segment explains how the drug performed in studies and includes a link to more information on it.
  • Acyclovir Ointment
    Acyclovir ointment is a prescribed antiviral medicine that is used to treat genital herpes and cold sores. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the medicine, including information on its uses, tips for using the ointment, and side effects.
  • Acyclovir Ointment Dosing
    This eMedTV resource explains that the recommended acyclovir ointment dosing guidelines for the treatment of cold sores or genital herpes consist of applying enough ointment on the skin to cover all lesions six times a day for seven days.
  • Acyclovir Ointment Side Effects
    Mild pain, itching, and swelling are some of the common acyclovir ointment side effects that can occur. This eMedTV article describes other possible side effects of the medication and explains when you should contact your healthcare provider.
  • Cause for Herpes Zoster
    As this eMedTV segment explains, herpes zoster is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is also responsible for chickenpox. This article takes a look at this virus, including information on how it becomes "reactivated" to cause this condition.
  • Cold Sore -- Information
    Are you looking for information on cold sores? This page of the eMedTV library is a great place to start. It describes how the virus is transmitted and how often symptoms appear. A link to a detailed overview article is also included.
  • Cold Sore Causes
    Most cases of cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. This page from the eMedTV archives discusses this topic in detail, describing how the virus can be transmitted, and explaining the reasons why cold sores return.
  • Cold Sore Cure
    While a cure for cold sores does not exist, certain drugs are available to help treat associated symptoms. This eMedTV Web page explains why time is the only "cure" for this condition and describes the effects of various medications.
  • Cold Sore Medicine
    Several medications are available for the treatment of cold sores. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists various types of prescription medicines that are used for this purpose and also explains which over-the-counter drugs are available.
  • Cold Sore Prevention
    To prevent cold sores, it is best to avoid skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact with an infected person. This eMedTV article offers more prevention tips for people who have never had cold sores and for people who have recurrent cold sores.
  • Cold Sore Remedies
    Various cold sore remedies are available in the form of creams, ointments, and oral tablets. This eMedTV Web page describes these treatment options in more detail and lists precautions you can take to speed up healing and prevent spreading the virus.
  • Cold Sore Symptoms
    Sore throat, fever, and blisters are common cold sore symptoms that may occur during an initial attack. This eMedTV segment lists other possible symptoms, including the symptoms that may occur with recurrent cold sores.
  • Cold Sore Triggers
    Research scientists believe that certain factors may trigger cold sore outbreaks. This eMedTV article lists factors that can lead to cold sores, such as emotional stress and fever, and explains the importance of knowing your particular triggers.
  • Cold Sores
    Cold sores, which are contagious, generally form around the mouth on the lips, cheeks, or gums. This eMedTV resource explores their causes, explains how the virus that causes them is transmitted, and describes treatment options.
  • Coping With Genital Herpes
    Talking with your doctor, partner, and family can be helpful when living with genital herpes. This eMedTV page offers other suggestions for coping with genital herpes and explains the possible physical and emotional effects it may have on you.
  • Diagnosing Cold Sores
    Viral cultures and blood tests are helpful tools in diagnosing cold sores. This section of the eMedTV library further explains how healthcare providers diagnose the condition and describes the tests that are commonly used to confirm a diagnosis.
  • Diagnosing Genital Herpes
    Some of the ways of making a genital herpes diagnosis include a blood test or a viral culture of a lesion. This eMedTV article describes the tests that can be used to make a diagnosis and lists other conditions that share similar symptoms.
  • Diagnosing Herpes Zoster
    This eMedTV page lists tests that a doctor may use in diagnosing herpes zoster (such as a physical exam or blood test). This article also explains why it's important to see your doctor no later than three days after the herpes zoster rash starts.
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