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A 26-year-old male asked:

I have had some cold sores appear right under my belly button, what can be the cause of this? they are various cold sores letting out liquid and blood

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
May be Herpes Simple: You should have it checked, it may be herpes simplex or it could be a bacterial skin infection or an allergic reaction to an insect bite. Meanwhile do not try to squeeze or puncture these cold sores as they may spread. The doctor might take a culture from the the liquid coming out of the sores and treat you with antibiotics if indicated.

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