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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can bacitracin ointment heal a genital herpes lesion?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes lesions?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications.
Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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