Cold sores treatment

Cold sores are extremely common - about 90% of adults have the virus. Our online doctors in Australia can help you get the treatment you need to manage and suppress cold sores. See if we carry your prescription cold sore medication.

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Cold sores

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Free 2-day shipping
$20 consultations
Free + unlimited doctor follow ups
Quality care on your terms
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  • Personalised treatments
  • Free, fast shipping nationwide
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What are cold sores?

Cold sores are a very common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes, HSV1 and HSV2, with HSV1 being the most common cause of cold sores around the mouth. The herpes simplex virus can also cause genital herpes.

Cold sore outbreaks can be caused by colds, flus, chest infections, sunlight, windy conditions, stress and hormonal changes. 

Transmission of cold sores or HSV usually occurs through direct contact with a blister or through saliva, but can even spread when symptoms are not present. 

When you do have a cold sore, it’s important to avoid sharing any personal items, especially drinking glasses and cutlery, and to abstain from close contact such as kissing or hugging others. It’s also important to note that it is possible to transmit HSV1 to the genital area through oral-genital contact.





Treatment for cold sores

In order to receive treatment for cold sores through Rosemary, you must already have seen a doctor and received a diagnosis. A doctor on our platform can help you manage your cold sore symptoms and access your treatment.

We carry these brand name cold sore medications:

  • Valtrex
  • Famvir

We also carry generic cold sore medications:

  • Famciclovir
  • Valaciclovir

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Treatment for cold sores

In order to receive treatment for cold sores through Rosemary, you must already have seen a doctor and received a diagnosis. A doctor on our platform can help you manage your cold sore symptoms and access your treatment.

We carry these brand name cold sore medications:

  • Valtrex
  • Famvir

We also carry generic cold sore medications:

  • Famciclovir
  • Valaciclovir

What are the symptoms of cold sores?

Common symptoms of cold sores include painful blisters or open sores in or around the mouth. The initial onset is often characterised by a tingling, burning or itching sensation a day or two before a sore appears. You may also experience a sore throat or swollen neck glands. 

Is there a cure or vaccine for cold sores?

There is no known cure or vaccination for cold sores. However, you can reduce the number of outbreaks by avoiding any known environmental triggers, wearing SPF on your face and lips when outdoors and avoiding stress and getting ill.

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How it works

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Report your symptoms to an Australian licensed online doctor.
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Receive your prescription medication with free shipping nationwide.
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Contact your Rosemary doctor to report progress on your treatment.
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FAQ

How are cold sores treated?

Cold sores are treated with antiviral tablets or creams which can soothe the site and shorten the duration of the cold sore by inhibiting the virus’ ability to reproduce.

There is currently no known cure or vaccination for this variation of herpes so the goal of treatment is to reduce the severity of symptoms and frequency of flares. It’s important to avoid picking or touching your cold sore, as this can cause a secondary bacterial infection or can even lead to scarring. 


How often will I experience cold sore outbreaks?

The frequency of cold sores is different from person to person. However, recurrent flares are most common in the 12-18 months after you are first infected.

For more information contact our team at hello@rosemaryhealth.com.au

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