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Can i use lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a herpes outbreak?

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an antifungal cream, and what you need is an antiviral drug like acyclovir or valacyclovir as herpes is a virus and not a fungus.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018

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