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The scab fell off my cold sore but now have like 4 little scabs in its place, yellow. My 1st cold sore. How do I clean it? With my hand or cloth?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Soap and water

Simply wash with soap and water however you normally bathe.
There is no need for anything special.

In brief: Soap and water

Simply wash with soap and water however you normally bathe.
There is no need for anything special.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cold sores

Wash your hands after touching a cold sore.
Don't touch your eyes, genitals after touching your cold sore; you could develop an ocular herpes infection, which may lead to blindness if left untreated or genital herpes.Replace your toothbrush. Don't kiss someone who has a cold sore or use that person's utensils, towels, or razors. Do not kiss others when you have cold sores or symptoms without the sores.

In brief: Cold sores

Wash your hands after touching a cold sore.
Don't touch your eyes, genitals after touching your cold sore; you could develop an ocular herpes infection, which may lead to blindness if left untreated or genital herpes.Replace your toothbrush. Don't kiss someone who has a cold sore or use that person's utensils, towels, or razors. Do not kiss others when you have cold sores or symptoms without the sores.
Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
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