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I noticed today i have about 3 very tiny dark red spots on middle of top lip. does not hurt, or itch at all. isn't a bump. does this still sound like it could be a cold sore?should i go get abreva just in case?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Cold sores: Cold sores are painful blisters that form on or near the lips and inside the mouth. They are caused by an infection with a virus called “herpes simplex virus.” Some studies of topical agents unrelated to acyclovir that are available over the counter in the United States (eg, benzalkonium chloride [Viroxyn], docosanol [Abreva]) have suggested benefit, whereas others have not.

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