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Can you tell me if i pull a cold sore scab off and put abreva will it still spread?

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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Don't do it!

Yes it will spread.
Bad idea to do from healing or scarring standpoint. Never pick at coldsores! if cold sores are a chronic issue for you, see your primary doctor for a prescription medication you can take at the onset (when you feel the tingling and before there is a visible sore) of a new episode.

In brief: Don't do it!

Yes it will spread.
Bad idea to do from healing or scarring standpoint. Never pick at coldsores! if cold sores are a chronic issue for you, see your primary doctor for a prescription medication you can take at the onset (when you feel the tingling and before there is a visible sore) of a new episode.
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