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That's timely - my Mum was looking at these in Boots today and was reluctant to spend £7 on something that might not be any good. I've sent off for a sample for her. I'll also mention the Zovirax tablets to her.
Pure coincidence that we were discussing it in school today. I have a whopper of a cs atm, and the friend told me that she had found it very useful. Given that my cs is now totaly 'out' I'm not brave enough to use the witch hazel on an open sore
But will try it when I feel the next one breaking out.
Warning, she did say that it stung, but that it immediatly started to become less inflamed