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miconazole cream and cold sores

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Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is likely: a viral infection, herpes type 1, cold sore. Vari-miconazole is for fungal/yeast infections, not viral. No harm, but may not help much.

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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Lip eczema treatable: After cold sores, persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream a few days, plus Vaseli ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
46 years experience Dentistry
No: Gentamicin sulfate cream is antibiotic, useless for virus induced lesions. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can r ... Read More
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Dr. steven Present
43 years experience Dentistry
No: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is only effective against certain types of bacteria. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. Therefore, an an ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
No: But unless one intervenes early with specific oral therapy, the time to healing with or without therapy is about the same.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
29 years experience Dentistry
Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
More or less: Canker sore is usually used for ulcers on mucus membranes, cold sores usually occur on the skin of the lips. You can have more than one cold sore at t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Possible: It is possible to transmit virus through lotions or on objects such a brushes, etc.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Where are the "cold: sores?" They may not be cold sores. They could be a bacterial infection (if outside of the mouth) or canker sores (if they're inside the mouth). Pleas ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sores: Cold sores after the surgery? I see you are already on zovirax (acyclovir). Just use lip balm.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This is sort of a: Confusing issue. Herpes simplex 1 virus causes most of the cases of oral herpes. However, sometime herpes simplex 2 virus can be spread to oral area. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
May not be cold sore: The nose is an odd location for a cold sore. It would be more common for staph germs that are commonly carried inside the nose to cause recurrent blis ... Read More
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