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If genital sores immediately start healing up after applying neosporin, would that mean herpes didn't cause the sores, as neosporin is antibiotic an herpes are viral?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Genital sores

May be suprainfected (meaning sore got infected by bacteria as well), though it does appear to make herpes less likely.
But check for herpes, use protection during sex. and check he sores as autoimmune conditions can cause genital sores as well f/u w/doc

In brief: Genital sores

May be suprainfected (meaning sore got infected by bacteria as well), though it does appear to make herpes less likely.
But check for herpes, use protection during sex. and check he sores as autoimmune conditions can cause genital sores as well f/u w/doc
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine

In brief: Most likely

Neosporin will not treat herpes viral outbreaks.

In brief: Most likely

Neosporin will not treat herpes viral outbreaks.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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