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A 16-year-old female asked:

I peel my lips but after it bleeds and there is no skin left in that area, a bump similar to a cold sore appears. it seems to be just like one. is it?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See below: It might be, but if you are peeling skin back until it bleeds, the trauma from that may appear like a cold sore, as well. I would use balm for chapped lips and not peel them.
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