A 38-year-old member asked:
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do peroxide boil on herpes oral sores?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Rephrase this and perhaps it can be answered more effectively.
Answered on Sep 15, 2018

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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Unlikely: This is probably staphylococcal. See a doctor and have this examined, diagnosed and treated. Not likely to be herpetic.

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