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difference between cut and cold sore

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Usually by: Its appearance, but need cultures to make sure. Treatment is different, so it is kind of important to see a doctor, who will be able to tell you whic ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Easy for a dermatolo: These are very different. A dermatologist will know immediatly. Impetigo is contagious, painful, spreads, shows honey-colored crusts, responds to anti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Cold sore, cheilits: Cold sores are caused by viruses and can be seen on and around the lips and inside the mouth. Cheilitis is an inflammation of the lips and the vermili ... Read More
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Dr. Phillip Frist
46 years experience Dentistry
Coldsore=herpes viru: Cold sores are caused by a virus and create a usually painful tender sore lasting 10 days to 2 weeks. Angular cheilitis is the raw sore typically fou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Totally different: Angular chelitis occurs at the corners of the mouth sometimes caused by saliva, if you drool at night. A cold sore is a goup of blisters caused by the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold sore: They are the same. Caused by a virus.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Same thing: Cold sores due to reactivation of herpes infection.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
Burning and pain: A cold sore is caused by a common virus-herpes simplex. They begin as a burning sensation in the lip area and this is followed by the formation of a b ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sore vs canker: Neither one is a medical terminology. Both are often used interchangeably as they are used by non-medical professionals. A cold sore usually involves ... Read More
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A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
9 years experience General Practice
A few things: Canker sores are red, covered in a white plaque, and usually found inside the mouth on the tongue or wall of the cheek, while cold sores are red bumps ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Big difference.: Canker sores are not infectious and their origin is unknown. Cold sores can be highly contagious and usually are from a herpes simplex i (hsv-1) infec ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Cold vs canker sores: Cold sore are fluid filled blisters that frequently occur around the mouth and lips. They are caused be herpes simplex virus and are highly contagiou ... Read More

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