Cold Sores

Cold sores resolve after 7 to 10 days without treatment. Topical antivirals applied prodromally reduce duration by 12 to 24hrs and are therefore not cost effective.

Drug details

Last reviewed: 23 May 2019

Next review: 30 May 2022

Author(s): Antimicrobial Management Team

Approved By: TAM Subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): Area Antimicrobial Pharmacist

Document Id: AMT164