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Mentioned Together
1.41% of the posts that mention Cold Sores also mention Scab (1,352 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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What patients are saying about Cold Sores and Scab

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and stops it ever going into a scab so only lasts a couple...
Ali - i used to get cold sores all the time, really badly too - past few years though i now only get 1 tiny one ...and stops it ever going into a scab so only lasts a couple...
invisible. Treats it by keeping the 'crust' soft and aids...
In short ..NO! Cold sores will run the gauntlet of time.. approx 10-16 days ...the sore but does not make it invisible. Treats it by keeping the 'crust' soft and aids a faster healing time and les...
cold sores too, and they consistently appear twice a year....
...too, and they consistently appear twice a year. I am usually triggered by changes in seasons and stress (i.e. college decisions and the coming of spring gave me the lovely one I am just getting ove...
far, nothing, i still have the cold sore, my doctor gave me...
...C \"Well, I had a cold sore on right corner of ...months now, it just kept scabbing, then falling off, then ...so far, nothing, i still have the cold sore, my doctor gave me acyclovir, but ye...
got a cold sore and put abreva on as soon as possible....
...On day 2 I mixed peroxide, baking soda, lemon juice and a good amount of salt, I used a q tip to rub around the area for about 20 minutes 4 times a day. By that night the swelling was still there b...
for as long as I can remember and they always crust over...
...the herpeselect type specific blood test also. I have beem getting cold sores for as long as I can remember and they always crust over so maybe its not herpes. I keep telling my self just because I...
Treat yourself well and you'll rarely experience cold sores
...you smile and split the scab ugghh. You're doing all that ...Either way your own immune system is best. Treat yourself well and you'll rarely experience cold sores...
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...
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