A 27-year-old female asked:
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can i use clotrimazole cream usp 1 on my daughters face . she has hepes simplex 1. shes in oral meds.

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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Danger: No. No. No. Clotrimazole is to treat a fungal infection. Herpes is a viral infection of the nerve under the skin. It is not an infection of the skin. The sore is a symptom of what is going on deeper in the skin where you cannot see. It is in no way a fungal infection or would respond in any way to this anti-fungal medication.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. John Chiu answered
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Possibly: But it would not be the best choice.

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