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Open Cold Sore
I accidently scratched my cold sore open, not remembering that it was there. It has now become a scab. How can I get rid of it within 1 day?
I heard that if you have a cold sore and touch it and then touch an open wound that the wound will get infected. Is this true?
I have very chapped lips and they busted open overnight, looked like a cut. i am herpes1 positive. how do i know if its a cold sore or just a cut?
If you have conracted herpes what are there any other symptoms that you may show if you dont get a cold sore with open lession and scab?
My boyfriend has a unbroken cold sore on his upper lip he performed oral sex on me am i in line of catching it or is that only when it's broken open?
Yes: Herpes simplex is contagious especially when there is a sore or blister (regardless of whether it's open or not). Herpes is even contagious without having any visible lesions. There is viral shedding preceding appearance if a blister which can be passed on by contact usually with kissing. ...Read more
My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?
It hurts to open my mouth because of a cold sore, but I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Should i cancel it?
What to do if I have this thing on the corner of my mouth and when I eat or yawn it tears open because I open my mouth too far. is it a cold sore?
Not necessarily: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. Your doctor can do a test to find out if you have the Herpes virus. ...Read more
The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth i think maybe it's a cold sore but i'm not sure. How do I make it go away?
Angular Cheilitis: There is a condition called cheilitis where lesions develop in the corners of the mouth and they can be persistent. They can be from lip-licking, nutrient deficiencies, dry mouth etc. These can become subject to opportunistic infections. Using a topical antibiotic and discouraging harmful behaviors (lip licking) may help. ...Read more
I have a cold sore that never broke open, is nearly healed. treated with valtrex, but I kissed someone/had oral sex. What is risk for partner?
Difficult to tell..: We cannot predict the probability of an infection with a sore. IF it was present even though was not opened if the virus is contained in it there is always a possibility of giving it to the other person. If what is left is just a scar then it means it is not actively contagious. ...Read more
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