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A 18-year-old female asked:

I got a cold sore a few days ago and it already scabbed but the skin around the scab is peeling and looks pink but my lip is brown. what should i do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Leave it alone: This will eventually heal and the tissues will all be the same color again. If you find this embarrassing you might make up a funny story to jokingly explain the color differences (I was kissed by an angel). Good luck.
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