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If applied early at the first signs of a cold sore, XERESE is believed to lessen the chance of the sore ulcerating and later on also works to shorten the time it takes to heal the symptoms when cold sores have developed.
Xerese is made with 5% acyclovir and 1% hydrocortisone. It is available in 2-
XERESE cream is used to combat herpes labialis, the condition behind cold sores-
XERESE Cream is supposed to be administered for cutaneous use only, specifically on the lips and around the mouth. It should not be used in the eye, inside the mouth or nose, or on the genitals.
The effect of XERESE Cream has not been proven beyond doubt in immune-
Xerese is applied by spreading a thin layer on the affected area. XERESE should be
applied 5 times per day for 5 days. It is recommended that one should begin using
XERESE as early as possible in the event of the first tell-
Each gram of XERESE (cream made up of hydrocortisone and acyclovir) is made with
5% (w/w) of acyclovir, 1% (w/w) hydrocortisone. The Xerese cream has an aqueous base.
Resource sites list the inactive compounds in the cream: citric acid, cetostearyl
alcohol, water, mineral oil, sodium hydroxide, Poloxamer 188, white petrolatum, propylene
glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate and isopropyl myristate.
Some people treated with Xerese in clinical trials were said to have developed a
number of side effects. Some complained of dry, itchy or flaky skin after using the
cream. There were reports of the cream stinging or leaving a burn-
Xerese needs a prescription although it is also sold online. Some online pharmacies
may attempt to sell a generic version of Xerese which is illegal. These are counterfeit
medications that may potentially be unsafe.
A selection of Prices for one 5g tube of 5%/1% Xerese cream as listed here;
Sams Club -
Kroger Pharmacy $ 325.79
CVS Pharmacy -
XERESE is a medicine used to relieve the discomfort caused by cold sores. It is mostly
prescribed for patients above 12. Xerese is known to have the ingredient acyclovir,
a substance that is meant to work well in towards easing the symptoms associated
with the persistent herpes viruses. It also has hydrocortisone, which is a corticosteroid
known to have anti-