Can this medicine be used for fever blisters?
Question posted by stanfill15 on 9 March 2010
Last updated on 17 March 2010 by suzanne66
No bactroban is not used to treat fever blisters (cold sores)
Bactroban is an antibiotic cream used to treat a bacterial infection.
Fever blisters (cold sores) are a type of virus and if left untreated they usually go away in 1 to 2 weeks. However there are antiviral creams you can purchase from your pharmacy that may speed up recovery and ease the pain. Talk to your pharmacist.
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