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I think I have a preliminary cold sore, a tingling small bump. I have been trying to fight it. Will snorkeling in the ocean tomorrow make it worse?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Infection worry

I'd be worried about bacteria from the ocean water getting in there if it opens up.
This could cause a rather bad infection. Be careful. I wouldn't snorkel if I were you.

In brief: Infection worry

I'd be worried about bacteria from the ocean water getting in there if it opens up.
This could cause a rather bad infection. Be careful. I wouldn't snorkel if I were you.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cold sore

Hi, I don;t think Snorkeling would make it worse, you can use OTC Abreva to heal it faster.

In brief: Cold sore

Hi, I don;t think Snorkeling would make it worse, you can use OTC Abreva to heal it faster.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Dr. Leila Hashemi
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