Dosing and Administration

Dosing and Administration
  • Apply topically 5 times per day for 5 days
  • Therapy should be initiated as early as possible after the first signs and symptoms (i.e., during the prodrome or when lesions appear)
  • For each dose, topically apply a quantity of Xerese sufficient to cover the affected area, including the outer margin
  • Do not apply under an occlusive dressing; contact dermatitis has been observed
  • Avoid unnecessary rubbing of the affected area to avoid aggravating or spreading the infection
  • Do not use in the eye, inside the mouth or nose, or on the genitals
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