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Cold sore or...something else

  • Posted By: robatworkuk
  • August 13, 2008
  • 07:27 AM

Hi,
This is such a minor problem I don't want to bother my doctor about it.

How do I know if a sore patch that looks a little like a blister on my top lip is a cold sore (ie herpes) or something else like a burn?

I have never had a cold sore before, and I haven't kissed anybody at all in the last few months (apart from my kids).

I need to know what it is so I don't pass it on if it's infectious (which of course it would be if it was herpes simplex).

thanks

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  • @Rokin. The link you pasted is that of an acid reflux med website. there is no mention of a cold sore treatment there whatsoever.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2009
    • 04:50 PM
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