3 doctors weighed in:

Can I use clotrimazole cream USP 1‰ on my daughters face . She has hepes simplex 1. Shes in oral meds.

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Danger

No. No. No. Clotrimazole is to treat a fungal infection.
Herpes is a viral infection of the nerve under the skin. It is not an infection of the skin. The sore is a symptom of what is going on deeper in the skin where you cannot see. It is in no way a fungal infection or would respond in any way to this anti-fungal medication.

In brief: Danger

No. No. No. Clotrimazole is to treat a fungal infection.
Herpes is a viral infection of the nerve under the skin. It is not an infection of the skin. The sore is a symptom of what is going on deeper in the skin where you cannot see. It is in no way a fungal infection or would respond in any way to this anti-fungal medication.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors