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How do I apply abreva to my cold sores without infecting myself?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics

In brief: Not likely

It is not likely that you will infect your finger just by touching the cold sore while applying abreva.
Just wash you hand after applying it.

In brief: Not likely

It is not likely that you will infect your finger just by touching the cold sore while applying abreva.
Just wash you hand after applying it.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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In brief: Good hygiene

Good handwashing and cleaning towels/surfaces is a start.
Like eating chips and dip: no double dipping. Ensure your fingers are cleansed before touching the applicator tip.

In brief: Good hygiene

Good handwashing and cleaning towels/surfaces is a start.
Like eating chips and dip: no double dipping. Ensure your fingers are cleansed before touching the applicator tip.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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