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Do cold sores bleed?
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes they can bleed
A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and other places of the skin.
During the first stage, they produce a tender sore, that can then form a scab and bleed. Use vaseline to keep the area moist, and try drug- store medicines for cold sores, or get a prescription for acyclovir.

In brief: Yes they can bleed
A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and other places of the skin.
During the first stage, they produce a tender sore, that can then form a scab and bleed. Use vaseline to keep the area moist, and try drug- store medicines for cold sores, or get a prescription for acyclovir.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Cold sore, which are ulcerations caused by herpes virus, can crack and bleed.
They start as a vesicle( blister or bubble filled with fluid) that rupture and seep infectious serum. As they scab or crust over, they may tear and bleed.

In brief: Yes
Cold sore, which are ulcerations caused by herpes virus, can crack and bleed.
They start as a vesicle( blister or bubble filled with fluid) that rupture and seep infectious serum. As they scab or crust over, they may tear and bleed.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
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