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Small White Scabbed Sore That Wont Go Away
My outer ear itched really badly, and then I scratched it and it scabbed. A small sore is left, healing. Can it be eczema? Bug bite? Difference?
Healing: Likely still healing. Give it time. See MD if persists beyond another 10 days. ...Read more
Wait for complete: healing. Just because the cold sore is scabbed over doesn’t mean it's no longer contagious. Eat, talk, smile, and your scab can break and the fluid can leak out. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any clue of what this rash could be? Very slow spreading starts out looking like an aunt bite and develops into a bigger scabbed over discolored sore
Question? I shared a few cigarettes with my sister over the weekend. She has a cold sore which to me appeared to be scabbed over. Am I still at risk?
Less likely, but: The fact that the lesion was healed over means is would not be shedding as much virus as an open sore. Most herpes labalis is caused by HSV1 with oral to oral contact. Nevertheless, spread by cigarette sharing is possible. **50-60 % of adults have contracted HSV 1 in childhood....so it's quite likely you have already been exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cold sore it scabbed and fell off but now looks like another scab is forming i'm wondering how many scabs have to before it's completely gone?
If i performed oral sex on someone while my cold sore were scabbed and didn't make contact with the sore. Is there a chance of no infection?
A very small chance: There is no for sure answer for your question. Technically the virus is back in the nerve cell at that stage but no one really knows. Herpes virus is spread by close contact such as kissing and sexual intercourse. You can have herpes and have only mild symptoms or no symptoms. Lest hope you didn't infect them. ...Read more
Symptoms : tiredness, thirst, i developed a cold sore saturday that scabbed over the next day and is now almost gone...Any ideas on what it could be?
Viral illness: This sounds like an unspecified viral illness. Typically cold sores come out with viral illnesses (or bacterial), but when the immune system is under stress or compromised. Your thirst could be due to fever, dehydration, or illness or a combination. Cold sores are typically herpes simplex type 1 and 80% of the population has been exposed to those. ...Read more
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