Cold Sores & Ulcers

Cold sores and ulcers are extremely common amongst both children and adults. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and can be passed from person to person and found on the exterior of the mouth or around the lips. Treatment for these conditions is usually a cream or a gel that targets the area and soothes any pain and discomfort caused.

Treatment ranges from blister patches and creams that are designed to be placed over a cold sore to soothe and protect it or a soothing gel to be applied to the ulcer.


What causes cold sores?
Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes simplex. Once you have the virus, it stays in your skin for the rest of your life and sometimes causes cold sores. The virus is contagious and most people are exposed to them when they are young following close contact with someone else who has a cold sore.

Cold sores are common and usually clear up on their own within 10 days. To help relieve discomfort and aid healing, there are a variety of treatments available. They sometimes will come back because the virus stays in your skin for the rest of your life.
What cold sore cream options are available?
At Weldricks we offer a range of creams to help treat and revive cold sores. Find our popular products below:

- Zovirax Cream delivers the active ingredient aciclovir efficiently and deeply into your skin to fight the virus that causes cold sores.
- Cymex Cream has a triple action formula that soothes burning sensations, stops lips for drying and controls infection.
- Aciclovir 5% w/w Cold Sore Cream contains the active ingredient Aciclovir which is an antiviral agent that is effective in treating infections caused by the herpes simplex virus, such as cold sores.