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Mentioned Together
1.4% of the posts that mention Cold Sores also mention Scab (1,296 posts)
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Treatment such as Lip Balm is used both for Cold Sores and Scab.

Cold Sores

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(Herpes Labialis Disease Finding)
Herpes labialis or "orolabial herpes" is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). An outbreak typically causes small blisters or sores on or around the mouth commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters. The sores typically heal within 2–3 weeks, but the herpes vi... Read more on Wikipedia

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Scab

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Herpes labialis or "orolabial herpes" is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). An outbreak typically causes small blisters or sores on or around the mouth commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters. The sores typically heal within 2–3 weeks, but the herpes vi... Read more on Wikipedia

Top Treating Medications

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1,296 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
theres a and b. i get cold sores to. i have my whole life....
...baby. stres brings them out. i dont think yours are cold sores. cold sores at first, look like little clear fluid bubbles. there will be like 4 of these side by side. then, the second stage is...
today they have formed some kind of scab? Theres 3 of them....
...spots just below were my cold sore has formed which is practically ...but yet again they tend to be very itchy? They came up ...already by today they have formed some kind of scab? Theres 3 o...
I had a cold sore was... maybe 7-8 years ago? Are there...
...how long it's going to take to get rid of it. I did end up picking at the \"scab\" once (bad, I know), but have been resisting it since. I've used Abreva in the past, but the last time I had a...
experimenting with my most recent cold sore outbreak to try...
...recent cold sore outbreak to try to mimimize the length of the cold sore. So far, so good. Two days and now it's scabbing. Are there any other tips that you can share with me? I have :...
though that I was having a fever blister outbreak and it...
...Ointment, 0.005% and Aquaphor Healing Ointment to ...break up the scabbing. The ointments provided almost immediate relief. She insisted though that I was having a fever blister outbreak and...
If the blisters have ruptured, and a scab is forming, it is...
...have a bad cold sore. The orange color is blood and fluid, where the scab is beginning to return. If the blisters have ruptured, and a scab is forming, it is trying to heal. Allow the scab to...
when i was 8 months pregnant (first one ever..strange!)...
I had a cold sore when i was 8 months pregnant (first one ever..strange!) and the chemist told me not to use Zovirax I use Carmex Ointment. ...the itch and it doesn't make the scab look all gros...
Also - I got Compeed cold sore patches - they're sticky...
...Zovirax Suspension (my sister had some left after it was prescribed for her daughter) - 5 times a day 2.5ml and it worked like magic. Everything cleared up in 5 days and it doesn't feel like it's c...
on the internet. I get cold sores, but they dont last a...
...be an infected pimple. The only way to know for sure is to go to a walk in clinic or go to the doctor and have your sore tested. When i get a cold sore its usually a cluster of tiny blisters...
gets rid of it faster. Make sure you put a cold sore...
...wouldn't pull the crust off if I were ...remover on it. It's going to sting, but nothing aside from the expensive cold sore machines gets rid of it faster. Make sure you put a cold sore cream o...
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