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Cold Sore Treatment

Order aciclovir to treat oral herpes

Cold Sore Treatment

Order aciclovir to treat oral herpes

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Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and they can be treated with antiviral medication, such as Aciclovir tablets, which you can order from Alpha XR Online Doctor.

If you need treatment for genital herpes, visit our genital herpes service.

If you wish to confirm whether you are a carrier of herpes, order a test online now.

Please note, where a generic product has been ordered we may use a range of manufacturers to provide you with your medication so that we can maintain our service levels.

Last reviewed: 26/1/2020 by Dr Simran Deo

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.

Medication Pack Size Price
One course of Aciclovir - for a cold sore outbreak(400mg, 15 tablets)£20
Two courses of Aciclovir - for cold sore outbreaks(400mg, 30 tablets)£25
Three courses of Aciclovir - for cold sore outbreak(400mg, 45 tablets)£30
Aciclovir - for suppressive treatment of recurrent cold sores3 months (400mg, 168 tablets) £49
Cold sore test kit1 test kit£80

Dispensing and standard delivery included. Next Day Delivery: £3.99

How our service works

  • Complete a short questionnaire about your health. 
  • Select a preferred treatment and pay for your order.
  • A Alpha XR Online Doctor will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.
  • Orders received before 4pm will be sent out the same day. Orders received after 4pm will be sent out the next working day.
  • Your treatment will be posted to you via your choice of standard or next day delivery.
  • This will be contactless delivery. Someone will need to be home to tell the courier that they can sign on your behalf or they won't be able to deliver your parcel.
  • The treatment arrives in plain, discreet packaging.

Common side effects from aciclovir can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rashes or itching
  • Tiredness

Cold sore healing can also be improved with hydrocolloid dressings (Compeed invisible cold sore patches) available in most pharmacies. Local anaesthetic creams applied to the blisters and oral painkillers such as paracetamol can ease any discomfort of the blisters.

Without treatment, cold sores usually heal within 7 - 10 days.

If you want to discuss your cold sores with a doctor, you can book a telephone consultation. Our doctors will be able to offer personalised advice.

About Cold Sore Treatment

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.