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Suggest treatment for cold sores

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Cold sores from nitrate sniffing. Any trestment?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
There’re no specific medications for that. Continue with Carmex!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

There is no specific treatment for such sores as antibiotics do not work. The best thing to do is to do soothing with vaseline(Carmex does that), avoid picking on it and keep it clean. This way, it will heal naturally and spontaneously. If possible, upload an image of these sores for review such that I should role out any possible infections.

I wish you well and look forward hearing from you!
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