Treatment for cold sores, delivered fast

Skip the waiting rooms. With Rosemary, your repeat medication will be shipped to your door at your convenience.
  • $20 doctor consultation.
  • Renew prescription online.

Treatment for cold sores, delivered fast

Skip the waiting rooms. With Rosemary, your repeat medication will be shipped to your door at your convenience.
  • $20 doctor consultation.
  • Renew prescription online.
Access top Australian doctors
Competitive pharmacy prices
Free Shipping & ongoing care

5 reasons why Aussies love Rosemary Health

1. It’s all online & takes 5 minutes.
Our text-based health questionnaire takes 5 minutes to complete and you can do it on your phone or computer anytime, anywhere. No video calls or appointments needed.
2. Affordable branded and generic medication.
Over 900 prescription medications at competitive prices. You can select your preferred brand before making your purchase.
3. Free nationwide shipping for the duration of your script.
Never run out! We process your repeat medication when it’s due and ship them to your door on schedule. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
4. Reach out to your doctor at any time.
Questions about your treatment or want to try a different one? It's easy to speak to your doctor and change treatments if it isn't working for you.
5. Access over a broad range of primary care services.
You can access our range of repeat scripts for 22 conditions below.
Every day care
  • Acne
  • Contraceptives
  • Cold Sores
  • Hay fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Insomnia
Chronic conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Blood Pressure & Heart
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Incontinence
  • Lungs & Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypothyroidism
Sexual health
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Herpes
Every day care
  • Acne
  • Contraceptives
  • Cold Sores
  • Hay fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Insomnia
Chronic conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Blood Pressure & Heart
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Incontinence
  • Lungs & Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypothyroidism
Sexual health
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Herpes
Evidence based medication
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Unlimited ongoing medical care
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Up to
10%
body weight lost*
*if assessed to be appropriate by your GP. Results may vary.

No more waiting rooms

Rosemary connects doctors to you in a 100% online, text-based consult. Simple. The way it should be.
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What causes cold sores?

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.


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.

What are my cold sore treatment options?

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.

In order to receive treatment for cold sores through Rosemary, you must already have seen a doctor, received a diagnosis and be prescribed your regular treatment by your general practitioner. An online doctor in Australia on our platform can help you access your treatment and is available to chat online about your progress whenever you need.


No more waiting rooms

We've made waiting rooms obsolete. Rosemary brings the doctor to you in a 100% online, text-based consult. Simple. The way it should be.

Eligible patients
The service is for patients who are already taking a particular medication prescribed by their GP and need a repeat supply.
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Controlled medications
Our doctors cannot prescribe Schedule 8 Controlled Drug medications and certain drugs of addiction via telehealth so you will not find it in our medications list.
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Restricted medication for anxiety and sleep (Benzodiazepines), such diazepam (valium), temazepam, clonazepam (rivitrol, paxam), zolpidem (stilnox, ambien), oxazepam (serepax), nitrazepam (mogadon), lorazepam (ativan), flunitrazepam (hypnodorm), alprazolam (xanax, kalma), clobazam (frisium), zoplicone (zolpidem), suvorexant (belsomra).

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.

What causes cold sores?

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.


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.

What are my cold sore treatment options?

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.

In order to receive treatment for cold sores through Rosemary, you must already have seen a doctor, received a diagnosis and be prescribed your regular treatment by your general practitioner. An online doctor in Australia on our platform can help you access your treatment and is available to chat online about your progress whenever you need.


Treatment plans.

All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor that can help to tweak your treatment to best suit you. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
Topical Minoxidil 5%
Non-prescription Minoxidil helps regrow hair or slow the rate of hair loss. It comes as a liquid, foam or shampoo.
Oral Prescriptions
Taken as a daily pill, oral medication slow hair loss, and may encourage new hair growth.
Combination treatments
A doctor can evaluate your condition with these 2 treatment options in conjunction with each other.

What to expect

1-2 months: Save it
There will likely be no visible change in the first 2 months. This is temporary & normal.
3-6 months: Regrow it
At this point, it may become noticeable that hair loss has slowed or stopped, or in some cases even reversed. Continue to take photos to track your progress.
6 months and beyond
By now, hair loss may have considerably slowed or stopped, and some people may see signs of regrowth (usually at the crown of the head). Consistent daily treatment is required to maintain results and increase the chance of regrowth.
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Treatment plans.

All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor. The plan duration is determined by your doctor and your medication will be billed and shipped every 2 months.
Oral Tablets - $17.50/month
Includes oral antibiotics that can reduce inflammation and help control acne-causing bacteria.
Topical Cream - $37.50/month
Includes prescription retinoids to reduce redness and swelling, and AZA acid for acne-causing bacteria.
Combination - $42/month
A doctor can evaluate your condition with these 2 treatment options in conjunction with each other.

Real, unfiltered results

Read what our patients are saying about their experience with us.
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Why choose Rosemary?

We want all Aussies to have easy access to personalised, high-quality care, whenever and wherever they need it.
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Medication straight to your door
900+ branded & generic medications
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Ongoing care from a team of leading medical practitioners

Our team of qualified doctors, nurses and pharmacists manage your ongoing healthcare needs, offering you a clinic and pharmacist in one place and seamless healthcare at your fingertips.

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