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Cold sore won't heal, what to do?!

(4 Posts)
arabella36 Sat 08-Jan-11 19:07:52

My brother has had a cold sore for more than a week. It bleeds when he opens his mouth and now there is a little puss (yuck!)

It's too late fir Zovirax I suppose? So what should he do?

TIA for any advice

MaureenMLove Sat 08-Jan-11 19:11:23

Sounds like he needs a trip to the doctors for some AB's. If it's pussy, it's infected and could turn into impetigo, if not treated.

crispface Sun 09-Jan-11 21:16:15

agree with maureen, though I originally came on to suggest either tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil put directly onto coldsore (teatree might be best if infected though)

arabella36 Mon 10-Jan-11 19:20:56

thanks very much, that's helpful

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