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Basics of Compounding for Cold Sores or Fever Blisters

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  May/Jun 2004 - Andropause
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Abstract:  In this article, the author discusses types of herpes viruses, symptoms, cause and dosage forms used to treat cold sores. Tables provide information regarding drugs used to treat cold sores and general treatment and counseling points for cold sores; and example formulations are provided for sticks (Acyclovir 5%, Lidocaine 1% and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 5% Medication Stick; Acyclovir 5%, Lidocaine 1% and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 5% Medication Stick), ointments (Emollient Lip Balm With 5% Benzocaine and Fever Blister Ointment), creams (Deoxy-D-Glocose 0.2%, Lidocaine Hydrochloride 5% and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 5% Cream and Lemon Balm 1% Cream), gels (Acyclovir 5% and Lidocaine Hydrochloride 2% Topical Gel, Acyclovir 5% and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 5% Topical Gel, Foscarnet 3% and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 5% Topical Gel, Acyclovir 5% and Dexamethasone 0.1% Topical Gel and Foscarnet 3% and Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1% Topical Gel).

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