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Can a cold sore in your nose be contagious if you pick it?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Cold sores

Yes. If the cold sore is painful, it is usually viral as in herpes.
If it is an open sore and oozing, it could be strep or staph infection.

In brief: Cold sores

Yes. If the cold sore is painful, it is usually viral as in herpes.
If it is an open sore and oozing, it could be strep or staph infection.
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