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DrThomasMd, Internist/homeopath
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What would you recommend topically cold sore that has spread

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Hi,
What would you recommend topically for a cold sore that has spread almost to the cheek area and is red, bumpy and scaly - and itchy?
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I use homeopathic calendula, which is non-drug, and non toxic.

It is available in health food stores, as a cream or gel.

A tiny amount 3 times a day for two days is usually enough.

However, this also sounds like it could have secondary infection, in which case a prescription cream called mupiricin might be indicated..it covers bacteria well.

I would be glad to look at a picture if you can attach it here.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr. Thomas,I attach a photo here. Please let me know if you have other thoughts.Thank you,
Melanie
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Yes

Looks like secondary staph infection to me.

Needs mupiricin.

Please see your doctor to get that.

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I would treat this before it spreads...

Hot compresses in the meanwhile.

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