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do cracked lips later turn into a cold sore?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends.: Cracked lips alone probably would not turn into a cold sore. However if the cracked lip is the result of a sun burn, then this would likely trigger a cold sore.
Answered on Nov 2, 2016

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