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A 18-year-old female asked:

I was applying abreva on my cold sore and the skin peeled off and the scab that was forming also. i applied abreva again and noticed small white-ish spots where my cold sore was. is this re-infection or healing?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Herpes labialis: This could be or it could also represent a seconndary infection starting. See your family doctor or urgent care center for further evaluation and treatment,

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