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Okay so your sore looks like a bacterial skin infection called Impetigo to me. This typically presents with red, crusty lesions like you have and there may be one or multiple lesions as in your case - the condition is passed on through skin to skin contact. Impetigo responds best to prescription oral and topical antibiotics (e.g Dicloxacillin 500 mg three times a day for 5 days along with 2% Mupirocin cream twice a day on the sores for 7-10 days) and seeing your doctor for these would be the best way to go.If you cannot see a doctor easily then I would suggest washing with a gentle soap like Dove twice a day followed by application of Bacitracin ointment on the affected areas. If the sores look better in 3-5 days then continue the regimen till they clear. Both Dove and Bacitracin are available over the counter without a prescription.Please feel free to ask if you have any queries. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.