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Condition: Recurrent Cold Sore
8/13/2015 2:08:55 PM

Reviewer: Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
how on earth has this ointment accrued so many stars, must be the pharmaceutical company rigging the votes. Obviously it doesn't work

Condition: Recurrent Cold Sore
7/13/2014 4:42:47 AM

Reviewer: mychelle, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i used to get an outbreak once or twice a year, my Dr. wrote me a script for this med with 12 refills years ago, usually it works b 4 the sore blisters, but this is my 2nd outbreak in 2 months,last blister i got to as soon as i felt it b 4 it was even visible with no effectiveness! this morning i woke up with one tiny red bump i started applying the zostrix immediately been applying every 2-3 ho ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Recurrent Cold Sore
3/9/2014 10:56:26 AM

Reviewer: tweetery45, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is the second time I have tried this and it has does nothing for the cold sore. I applied at the first tingle every three hours and the cold sore is the size of a nickel, and lasted over 2 weeks, with very bad scaring.

Condition: Recurrent Cold Sore
2/18/2012 2:41:20 PM

Reviewer: sbrOHio, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Use on lips as needed to prevent outbreaks. Not a magic bullet, no matter how early I use it (at first sign of itching or tingling). I've tried everything, everything that is out there for cold sores. This works better than the best OTC stuff, but I wish it were more speedy with healing.

Condition: Recurrent Cold Sore
2/7/2012 11:05:56 PM

Reviewer: Hemad, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
So I've been getting cold sores for years. This is the first time I decided to use something doctor prescribed. I decided to do this because within a 2 week period I had 3 that had came up. Nothing too outrageous and also not very noticeable. But then a 4th one came up and I said enough is enough. I got a script for it and instantly started taking it. As soon as the fourth one was almost clear ... Show Full Comment

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