Skip to Content

Will mupirocin help cold sores?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (1)

16 Sep 2009

Mupirocin is an antibacterial so it won't work on cold sores, which is a viral infection.

Votes: +0
bsmorre 17 Jan 2012

For what its worth i had a cold sore the size of a dime last week and after 4 days of mupirocin it almost completely vanished. I have never got rid of a cold sore so quickly.

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

My eight year old son gets alot of cold sores can I give him lysine?

his lips are covered in cold sores at the moment and zovrix does not work or cymex have tried everything

1 answer 8 Sep 2014

Cold sores and kissing?

So I get cold sores. I'll get a huge outbreak once or twice every year but sometimes I'll get a small one. I know a lot about the virus ...

3 answers 27 Dec 2014

Cold sores - Has anyone had success with these patches? Competed/Quantum/Polysporin?

I used to get cold sores but hadn't had ANY for over 5 years. But a series of very stressful events happened & sure enough - a large ...

0 answers 5 Sep 2015