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Can you get a cold sore on collar bone?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Cold sore: No, it has to be something else. Herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2 con, however, show up in different parts of the body.
Dr. Rodney Alan
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Unlikely: Cold sores usually occur near mucosal surfaces like the mouth. If you have a sore over your collarbone area it is more likely folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis which is simply an acutely or chronically inflamed hair follicle. If it is more lateral near your bra strap, you may have irritation from your bra strap. Another possibility would be a boil or subcutaneous abscess.

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