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zovirax cream vs ointment

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Virus vs bacteria: Bactroban (mupirocin) is used to treat bacterial infections and zovirax cream is for viruses.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Neither: Neither is particularly effective. The best treatment to shorten the course of a cold sore or fever blister is oral valacyclovir or acyclovir, if it' ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Combined use of oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) and topical zovirax (presumably for oral herpes) is not unsafe. However, once you are taking oral Valtrex ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You can take these and attend the meeting No one will know except if you have lesions on an exposed place like your face. In that case you will hav ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: it is prescription only.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is okay to use if she has chicken pox or herpes.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Acyclovir cream: Acyclovir (Zovirax®) only treats herpes. It has absolutely no effect on any other condition. If you find it soothing, it is only because any moisturiz ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Although there is no cure for herpes, some drugs have been effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks. It might be a good idea to d ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles treatment: These treatments will not help at all. If your herpes zoster (shingles) is being treated with high dose valacyclovir or acyclovir by mouth, that's all ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
A few days: In a few days if it works. (sometimes, not working at all).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It does not. The virus is not active in the scars.

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