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A 19-year-old female asked:

the scab fell off my cold sore but now have like 4 little scabs in its place, yellow. my 1st cold sore. how do i clean it? with my hand or cloth?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Soap and water: Simply wash with soap and water however you normally bathe. There is no need for anything special.
Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cold sores: Wash your hands after touching a cold sore. Don't touch your eyes, genitals after touching your cold sore; you could develop an ocular herpes infection, which may lead to blindness if left untreated or genital herpes.Replace your toothbrush. Don't kiss someone who has a cold sore or use that person's utensils, towels, or razors. Do not kiss others when you have cold sores or symptoms without the sores.

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