Could hand sanitizer prevent me from catching a cold sore?

Cold sore prevention. Use hand sanitizer after touching a cold sores, do not rub your eyes, don't kiss someone who has a cold sores, replace your toothbrush once a month, apply sunscreen to the face and lips. These are prevention tips.
Hand sanitizer. No, hand sanitizer will not prevent you from getting cold sores.

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