U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

I had a number of cold sores and they are now healing and i have a large scab on my face. should i put neosporin or anything to make it heal faster?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cold sores: you could put neosporin on the open lesions but taking prophylactic antivirus may be better. In addition taking it when you have an outbreak may help better
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 22, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.