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My cold sore in the corner of my mouth has scabbed over & is starting to crack and bleed making the healing process take longer. will neosporin help?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Angular cheilitis?: A sore exactly in the corner of the mouth could be oral herpes (cold sore), but more likely is angular cheilitis, a different problem. It's often due to a superficial yeast infection, and antifungal creams may help. Neosporin probably won't help much. See your doctor and take it from there. Good luck!

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