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Can Zovirax ointment (as an antibiotic cream) be applied to an open and draining sore?

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pharmasight 17 Nov 2010

Zovirax is an antiviral. You'll need a doctor to diagnose the cause of your sore (viral? bacterial? fungal?)

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bj.mag 17 Nov 2010

Logical response, and welcome, but kind'a defeats the whole self-medication-by-raiding-friends-out dated stuff-remedy

suzanne66 18 Nov 2010

No you should not use Zovirax ointment on your sore.
It is not an antibiotic cream it is an antiviral cream so would be ineffective (assuming you have a bacterial infection.)
Your pharmacist may be able to suggest an over the counter antibacterial cream that you could use instead.

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