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When i get a cold and fever i get a herpes-zoster like outbreak around the nose, but not that because the pain is not as great. what could it be?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Cold sore. : This is usually a viral outbreak, similar to zoster, that pops up when your immune system is distracted fighting off something else, hence the name. Goes away on its own in a week or so.

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