Treatment for Cold Sores

Order an online consultation and prescription for oral herpes treatment

€20.00 per consultation

€20.00 per consultation

Treatment Options

To order a treatment, fill in a brief medical questionnaire. A doctor will review your order and prescribe treatment if it’s right for you. For test kits, you can just place an order. Once you’ve sent your sample to our accredited partner laboratory, results and advice from our doctors will be ready in 2 to 3 days. How to Order

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can be treated with Aciclovir tablets.

Order a prescription for cold sore treatment online from ZAVA - our service is fast, confidential and discreet. When you place your order, you will fill in a brief medical questionnaire.

One of our doctors will check if the medication is suitable for you and issue your prescription to a local pharmacy in Ireland or your home address.

We offer prescription for the following cold sore treatments:

  • Aciclovir treatment therapy
  • Aciclovir suppressive therapy

A consultation for cold sores treatment prescription costs €20.




Delivery Options

About cold sores

Who can order cold sore test kits and treatment prescription online?

You can order cold sore test kits if:

  • You are over 18
  • You think you have cold sore symptoms

You can order cold sore treatment prescription if:

  • You are not allergic to the treatments offered
  • Your immune system is not suppressed
  • You do not have any kidney problems

How to order online

You can place an order for treatment prescription or test kits using the following steps:

  • Fill out a short online assessment questionnaire
  • Place your order and make a payment
  • If your order is approved your prescription can be sent to you by post or you can pick up your treatment from your local pharmacy
  • It your order is not approved your payment will be refunded

Common side effects of cold sore treatment

Aciclovir can cause the following side effects:

  • headaches and feeling sick
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • itchiness/rashes
  • tummy pain
  • fatigue
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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is an IMC and GMC registered GP who works with our Irish team here at ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training at Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 08 Jan 2021



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trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Kathryn K, 12 Jul 2021
I’ve used Zava a number of times over the years, and their service has always been excellent. Good communications and prompt delivery. Highly recommended.
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