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How close to the eye can a cold sore be before you have to rush to the e.R.?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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It may not be necessary to rush to the er..
.If a cold sore is near the mucous membranes of the eyes then it pays to see the eye doctor as soon as possible. And do not rub the eye! rubbing is way gets the infection into the eye and then that is a mess.

In brief: On the lid
It may not be necessary to rush to the er..
.If a cold sore is near the mucous membranes of the eyes then it pays to see the eye doctor as soon as possible. And do not rub the eye! rubbing is way gets the infection into the eye and then that is a mess.
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