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Can you have a cold sore that turns into impetigo?
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
Most cold sores are caused by a virus while most impetigo is due to bacteria such as staphylococcus.
One does not lead to the other. However, if you have a weakened immune system then you may be at risk to develop both of these problems around the same time.

In brief: Not exactly
Most cold sores are caused by a virus while most impetigo is due to bacteria such as staphylococcus.
One does not lead to the other. However, if you have a weakened immune system then you may be at risk to develop both of these problems around the same time.
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: COLD SORE & IMPETIGO
Yes.

In brief: COLD SORE & IMPETIGO
Yes.
Dr. Jerome Litt
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