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8th day of a cold sore & after a shower some scabs had landed on my dry, slightly cracked hand skin. I washed my hand quickly. Any chance it spreads?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Cold sores are not contagious.

In brief: No

Cold sores are not contagious.
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