A 39-year-old member asked:
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could i use betamethasone to help treat a cold sore?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This will not treat the cold sore.
Answered on Aug 29, 2017

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Nerve irritation: Please call the doctor who injected your jaw (TMJ?)- this sounds like injection induced neuritis.

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