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Mentioned Together
1.42% of the posts that mention Cold Sores also mention Scab (1,393 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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and scab. I have had cold sores for about 20 years and...
...of an outbreak - the tingling or feeling of tightness or the slight discomfort that occur prior to the full development of the cold sore. I have not had a cold sore erupt on any of the episodes...
3 - 4 herpes cold sore breakouts per year on my upper lip ,...
...I feel when I get a breakout on my lip , but this time is was above my lip , between the lip and the nose . As it turned out I was at the doctor yesterday for my physical and he said it looked lik...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 :...
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