Adults and children: ZOVIRAX Cream should be applied five times daily at approximately four hourly intervals omitting the night time application.
ZOVIRAX Cream should be applied to the lesions or impending lesions as soon as possible, preferably during the earliest stages (prodrome or erythema). Treatment can also be started during the later (papule or blister) stages.
Treatment should be continued for at least 4 days for herpes labialis and for 5 days for genital herpes. If healing has not occurred treatment may be continued for up to 10 days.