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What antibiotics work on cold sores?
None. Antibiotics are poisons for killing bacteria, they do not work on a virus, which is the causative organism in cold sores (Herpes Simplex Virus). There are anti-viral medications that can be prescribed to help lessen the cold sore symptoms and duration, however, which are: valcyclovir, acyclovir, and famcyclovir
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because antibiotics are for bacterial infections. The common cold is a virus, and antibiotics do not kill viruses.
I use it on acne and finds that it works well without the harsh side effects of common acne medications.
Although there is no medication to remove the cold sore, the polymyxin is an antibiotic which will not work on a viral infection. To help the cold sore, an anti viral medicati…on is needed.
Cold sores are caused by a virus, and polysporin is not active against viruses, so it won't work for cold sores.
No, since antibiotics are for treating bacterial infections and cold sores are caused by viruses. There are antiviral medications that treat cold sores: acyclovir, valcyclovir…, and famcyclovir, however, they usually must be started as soon as symptoms develop to be most effective.
You shouldn't use antibiotics for cold sores, they won't do any thing for it. You should use creams like Abreva or antiviral medication. Cold sores are caused by a virus, not …bacteria which is what antibiotics treat.
I believe that is a better treatment for exema then cold sores. If the cold sore is around your mouth then you shouldn't apply the bee propolis to it. Cold sore creams like Ab…reva work much better and they are safer to apply on or aroun the lips.
There is nothing in a cold sore to "pop". It is not acne, it does not have pus in the center of it. It is a cluster of highly irritated nerve endings that have been infected w…ith a very localized virus. Go to your local pharmacist and ask for their recommendation of a good over-the-counter product to help make it hurt less. It should also help it dry up sooner. When you get the first tingling sensation that you know means you have a cold sore starting, take a daily dosage of Vitamin C and take it until it the cold sore is gone. Vitamin C helps you heal quicker. Answer If the cold sore persists, have it checked by your Doctor. If it is anywhere else than your face, definitely do so. Lysine, an over the counter product, is used for preventing and treating cold sores.
It's supposed to help sooth rashes and some skin conditions. But it's not supposed to be used around the eyes, nose or mouth. Cold sores usually occur on or around the mouth. …The best thing to treat a cold sore with is with over the counter cold sore creams.
Carmex can help sooth the symptoms but it won't do much to help heal the sore faster.
it depends how severe the cold sore is, personally the best remedy for me is mixing baking soda and a little bit of water to make a paste and applying it the sore it might bur…n but it will clear within 5 days and look better in 3.
I don't think there is any hard and fast answer to this question. Can you have it done? yes. Is it a good idea? No. Because of the close contact involved, you risk exposing yo…ur dental professional to the flu needlessly. Also, many times the gag reflex is hyperactive when you are sick so it just isn't a good idea.
Yes, zovirax should work for cold sores.
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Sudocrem is a skin healing cream specifically designed for nappy rash. However the company also state on their website that it can be used on cuts and grazes, minor burns, su…nburn, eczema, dermatitis, acne and bed sores. Some people have used it for cold sores with different levels of success rates. Some people claim it has no effect while others claim it does the job quickly, so it depends on your body. Give it a try if you like. However, if you have used the sudocrem on the bottom of a baby with a rash for example, it might be a good idea to avoid using it on a cold sore, since the bacteria will just be transferred from the pot to your mouth. Zovirax and Blistex are designed specifically for cold sores and are available over the counter at a pharmacy or drug store.
Because antibiotics only work against diseases caused by bacterias, and colds and flus are caused by viruses.