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do cold sores bleed

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Yes they can bleed: A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and ot ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Cold sore, which are ulcerations caused by herpes virus, can crack and bleed. They start as a vesicle( blister or bubble filled with fluid) that rupt ... Read More

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Recurrent cold sores: Sometimes cold sores (herpes simplex infections) break through antiviral medication treatments like acyclovir. That can happen because Acyclovir may ... Read More
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See MD: See your MD for a definitive diagnosis. Possible referral to a specialist may be needed.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Unpredictable: Cold sores typically present during times of stress. More accurately, during times of lowered immune resistance. Though pregnancy is very stressful, a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cold sores: These are often due to herpes simplex, and if scratched or irritated may bleed. Generally quite painful and tender. Do not know what you have without ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Open sore: Any ulceration can be problematic and either represent an infection or develop into an infection. If a ulcer (sore) is present it needs proper wound c ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
45 years experience Pediatrics
Viral Infection: Sounds like she has a viral infection such as Hand Foot and Mouth Disease or Herpangina. they are caused by a herpes like virus called Coxsackie. Gen ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Continue meds: Continue your medication as prescribed and try not to touch and mess with the cold sore.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
You can lubricate: You can use vaseline or Aquaphor or chapstick. It will heal in a week or so. If you get these, you can take a pill at the first tingling (prodrome) wh ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Try this: If this does not help, then please see a dentist: try putting vitamin e on the cut. To do this you break open a gel cap and put the oily vitamin on ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Santiago Roldan
20 years experience Dentistry
Rare..: It would be very uncommon to see you infected with any disease just for the fact of sharing a cigarette, unless you knew that this person suffers from ... Read More

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