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Xerese is a prescription cold sore treatment medication that reduces the size of lesions and speeds up the healing time required for them. It also prevents initial cold sores from becoming ulcerative. A cold sore is ulcerative when it bursts and becomes a painful sore, but most people who use Xerese can stop the virus (herpes simplex) from progressing that far. Xerese cream for cold sores is easy to apply and is recommended for people who don't get sufficient relief from cold sores from OTC products like Anbesol.
You can Xerese cream with a prescription at most pharmacies, and you'll likely have a lower Xerese cream cost when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Xerese cold sore cream should be applied as soon as you see signs of a cold sore developing.
Wash hands before and after use.
Apply the cream 5 times a day for the first 5 days of treatment. After that, apply cream less frequently depending on reduction of cold sore until you completely get rid of cold sores.
Do not cover treatment area with bandage after application. Do not apply makeup (lipstick) to lips when treating a cold sore with Xerese.
The active ingredients in Xerese are Acyclovir and Hydrocortisone.
For topical use in and around the mouth only, not to be applied anywhere else on the body.
For use with ages 6 and up.
Use with caution if pregnant or nursing and discuss this with your doctor before starting with Xerese.
Do not use other skin care products (including sunscreen) on affected areas while treating a cold sore with Xerese.
Do not exceed maximum dosage regulation of 5 applications per day. If product is not working effectively speak with your doctor again.
There is the possibility of drug interaction risks between Xerese and these RX medications - acetaminophen / tramadol / alprazolam amoxicillin / clavulanate / Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) / Azithromycin / baclofen / Benadryl (diphenhydramine) / bupropion / cetirizine / clonazepam / Cymbalta (duloxetine) / Diflucan (fluconazole) / Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) / hydrocortisone topical / magnesium citrate / Synthroid (levothyroxine) / Tylenol with Codeine #3 (acetaminophen / codeine) / valacyclovir / Valtrex (valacyclovir) / zolpidem.
Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking before getting your prescription and proceeding to buy Xerese cream.
Side effects from Xerese are uncommon, but some people may experience drying or flaking of the skin, burning or tingling, erythema, pigmentation changes or inflammation of the skin. If any of these side effects are observed, then discontinue use and speak with your doctor again to discuss other RX medication for cold sore treatment.