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Do the fluids inside a cold sore look the same as the fluids inside a pimple or zit?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
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In brief: No

The drainage tends to be clear rather than purulent or full of pus.
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In brief: No

The drainage tends to be clear rather than purulent or full of pus.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Clear fluid at first

The fluid in a cold sore initially is more watery, like a small water blister, usually a cluster of small bubbles, and then this can become more milky and then it usually dries and crusts over. A pimple usually starts as a red bump or papule that then forms the classic pimple with the yellow, thick fluid.

In brief: Clear fluid at first

The fluid in a cold sore initially is more watery, like a small water blister, usually a cluster of small bubbles, and then this can become more milky and then it usually dries and crusts over. A pimple usually starts as a red bump or papule that then forms the classic pimple with the yellow, thick fluid.
Dr. Clarene Cress
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