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How do I apply benzoyl peroxide to get rid of cold sores?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dont

It is not for cold sores.
Use antiviral cream.

In brief: Dont

It is not for cold sores.
Use antiviral cream.
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry

In brief: Don't

Benzoyl peroxide is not recommended for treatment of cold sores.
Cold sores are fluid filled bumps then ulcerations on the lips caused by a herpes virus. There is no cure for the virus just some medications to make you comfortable. You can try some over-the-counter meds or talk to your dentist about anti-viral ointments, homeopathic aids and oral meds that may help to heal them quicker.

In brief: Don't

Benzoyl peroxide is not recommended for treatment of cold sores.
Cold sores are fluid filled bumps then ulcerations on the lips caused by a herpes virus. There is no cure for the virus just some medications to make you comfortable. You can try some over-the-counter meds or talk to your dentist about anti-viral ointments, homeopathic aids and oral meds that may help to heal them quicker.
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