Cold sores – often referred to as “fever blisters” – are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2). The blisters are contagious, including during a process called “viral shedding,” which can occur even when no blister is present. The virus is most commonly spread through kissing or sharing food or drinks with an infected person.If you find that over-the-counter cold sore remedies don’t do enough to alleviate the pain and discomfort you experience during a cold sore outbreak, you may want to ask your physician if a prescription cold sore treatment is right for you. Your physician may recommend Sitavig® (acyclovir), 50mg Muco-Adhesive Buccal Tablet. Sitavig is a single-dose prescription cold sore treatment that can ease cold sore. Single dose … that is significant!Benefits of Sitavig
- Stops some cold sores before they develop
- Helps delay the next blister episode
- Eases symptoms of cold sores
- Helps cold sores heal faster (average of 5 ½ days)
Dr. Randy Feldman, Chief Smile Officer, adds that, you should “visit the sitavig.com website for more details including statistics from clinical studies. The medical journals have been very supportive of the drug’s benefits.” Feel free to ask our doctors about Sitavig or the latest advances in cold sore treatment during your next visit or give us a call today.