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My cold sore is starting to dry and crust. Is it ok to take off that top layer of crust?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No
Would recommend not removing the "crust" as this is protective and removing it renders the area potentially susceptible to secondary bacterial infection.

In brief: No
Would recommend not removing the "crust" as this is protective and removing it renders the area potentially susceptible to secondary bacterial infection.
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