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Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1) and Zinc Oxide Cream

Written by ColleenO.

Topical zinc in the form of zinc oxide cream may help to reduce the severity and duration of a cold sore outbreak.

Effect of Zinc Oxide Cream on Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1)

When you take zinc in topical form, such as with a zinc oxide cream, you are not using zinc as a nutrient. Instead, certain forms of zinc release ions that are thought to directly inhibit viruses on the skin and mucous membranes.

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Research Evidence on Zinc Oxide Cream

A recent study suggests that topical zinc may be helpful for treating cold sore outbreaks. In this trial, 46 individuals with cold sores were treated with a zinc oxide cream or placebo every 2 hours until cold sores resolved.17 The results showed that individuals using the cream experienced a reduction in severity of symptoms and a shorter time to full recovery.

How to Use Zinc Oxide Cream

In the study cited here, cold sores were treated with a zinc oxide cream every 2 hours until the cold sores resolved.17

References

  1. Godfrey HR, Godfrey NJ, Godfrey JC, et al. A randomized clinical trial on the treatment of oral herpes with topical zinc oxide/glycine. Altern Ther Health Med. 2001;7:49-54, 56.

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Posted 6 years ago

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Posted a year ago

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Posted 6 months ago

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