Acivir Cream is indicated for the treatment Herpes Simplex infection which is commonly called cold sores.
The Herpes simplex Virus (HSV-1) is the cause for the painful watery blisters that appear on the lips and around them. The virus infection can be triggered by specific events, such as sunburn, phisical or psychological stress or other infections.
HSV is contagious and can be transmitted by direct contact with the infected areas or by the fluid that is secreted from the blister. The preliminary signs are tingling and itching and after that painful watery blisters will appear.
Therapy should be initiated as soon as the first signs appear. Appropriate treatment can prevent the appearance of the blisters and shorten the progress and duration of the infection.