Fenistil cold sore cream 2g.
£5.99 – £16.99
The active ingredient in this medicine is Penciclovir, an antiviral which is used to treat infections caused by viruses. Fenistil Cold Sore Cream can be used to treat cold sores on the lips and around the mouth. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 4 days.
What is Fenistil used for ?
Do you suffer from cold sores? The active ingredient in this medicine is Penciclovir, an antiviral which is used to treat infections caused by
viruses. Fenistil Cold Sore Cream can be used to treat cold sores on the lips and around the mouth.
How do you use Fenistil?
Start treatment at the earliest sign of a cold sore (symptoms such as, tingling, redness and itching).
Adults and children over 12 years: Apply the cream in a thin layer over the cold sore. Apply the cream every
2 hours during the day, for 4 days. Always wash your hands before and after applying the cream.
Use in children
Fenistil Cold Sore Cream is not recommended for the treatment of children under 12 years of age.
If you use more Fenistil Cold Sore Cream than you should
There are unlikely to be any harmful effects if you have used a large amount of cream on your skin all at once,
although some irritation of the skin may occur.
If you forget to use Fenistil Cold Sore Cream
Apply the next application as soon as you remember and carry on as before. Do not apply more cream to make
up for a forgotten dose.
If you accidentally swallow Fenistil Cold Sore Cream
Fenistil is not harmful if accidentally swallowed and no treatment is necessary but it may cause irritation in the
mouth. Please contact your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned.
What general precautions should you take when you have a cold sore
To prevent the spreading of cold sores.
Remember cold sores are infectious.
To prevent the virus infecting other parts of the body, or passing the virus to other people, it is important when
you have a cold sore to:
Avoid kissing, especially children. Use only your own towel and face cloth and do not share cutlery, cups, glasses, etc.
Avoid breaking the blisters or picking sores, as this may prolong the healing process.
Don’t touch your eyes, as the virus can cause a serious condition if it gets into the eyes.
Do not give this cream to other people, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Fenistil Cold Sore Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The side effects caused by Fenistil are usually mild in intensity.
Some common side effects are: initial itching, burning, stinging or numbness where the cream has been applied
(may affect up to 1 in 10 people). Some people have also reported allergic-type reactions such as allergic dermatitis, rash, raised and itchy bumps or swelling of the area where the cream has been applied. If this happens
stop using the cream and seek medical advice.
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