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Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

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Dr. Thomas Frymark
45 years experience in Dentistry
No: Gentamicin sulfate cream is antibiotic, useless for virus induced lesions. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can reduce acute pain. I recommend keeping yourself fit to fight the viruses with healthy foods and proper sleep.
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
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