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Can coldsores start with what looks like a blackhead?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Cold sore

For people who do develop signs and symptoms, a cold sore usually passes through several stages, which include: tingling and itching.
Many people feel an itching, burning or tingling sensation around their lips for a day or two before cold sore blisters erupt. Blisters. Small fluid-filled blisters typically break out along the border where the outside edge of the lips meets the skin of the face.

In brief: Cold sore

For people who do develop signs and symptoms, a cold sore usually passes through several stages, which include: tingling and itching.
Many people feel an itching, burning or tingling sensation around their lips for a day or two before cold sore blisters erupt. Blisters. Small fluid-filled blisters typically break out along the border where the outside edge of the lips meets the skin of the face.
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