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Doctor insights on: Do You Get Back Your Normal Lips Back Without A Scar After Cold Sore Is Gone

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How do you get rid of a cold sore scar on your lip??

How do you get rid of a cold sore scar on your lip??

Limited options: If you are referring to an active cold sore, medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) can speed healing a little bit, but it mostly needs just time. If you are talking about a true scar it will become less noticeable in time, but scars can really only be revised, not eliminated. Talk with a plastic surgeon about your management options. ...Read more

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I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?

I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?

Yes, most likely: Most cold sores are pretty superficial and will leave a reddened area for a while which usually fades over months, not days. If the cold sore had a secondary infection or the scab was picked, it can injury the deeper layer of skin and cause it to scar. This generally doesn't happen ...Read more

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So I have a scar on the skin below the lips from a cold sore about 3 months now. Should i be applying something to it or just pray it gets better?

So I have a scar on the skin below the lips from a cold sore about 3 months now. Should i be applying something to it or just pray it gets better?

Keeping it moist: May benefit.... Don't get caught up in all of the magic cures that have not had the test of science...... There are many out there. The best person to ask is your friendly neighborhood dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for a red scar right above my upper lip caused by a cold sore?

What can be done for a red scar right above my upper lip caused by a cold sore?

Silicone: Gels. Biocorneum. Whyskin.Com has best prices. Lasers may activate cold sores so i wouldnt do that. Time will help too. ...Read more

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Is ginger root good for returning color to a scar on the lip that is scarred from a cold sore? Dark brown lips with a reddish patch on upper lip.

Is ginger root good for returning color to a scar on the lip that is scarred from a cold sore? Dark brown lips with a reddish patch on upper lip.

No data to support : Ginger is purported to have antiimflamatory properties, so one might think it would help healing scars. But I do not believe there is sound scientific data to support that it would help to return color to your lip. ...Read more

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I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

Depends on where...: Hi there, to adequately answer your question I would need a couple more pieces of information. (1) where exactly is the red spot? By that I mean is it on the red smooth "inner" part of the lip or is it on skin on the "outer" part of the lip? (2) how long ago did the cold sore go away? Mederma can work if it is on the outside, but not inside the lip. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more