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How many scabs form for a cold sore until it's completely healed?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cold sores

In general, most cold sores will resolve within 10-14 days.
There is no science in predicting how many scabs a sore has to go through before it is completely healed. That can depend on a lot of factors, such as a patient picking at the lesion over and over. All the best!

In brief: Cold sores

In general, most cold sores will resolve within 10-14 days.
There is no science in predicting how many scabs a sore has to go through before it is completely healed. That can depend on a lot of factors, such as a patient picking at the lesion over and over. All the best!
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