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How can i tell if I have impetigo or a cold sore? I am using

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How can i tell if I have impetigo or a cold sore? I am using abreva but worried if it is impetigo it that it is not the right solution

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

How is the fluid in the lesions?

Dr. Saha :

When did they develop?

Customer:

it developed yesterday.

Customer:

I don't know what you mean by how is the fluid in the lesion?

Dr. Saha :

Do you have blisters?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Saha :

Where are they located?

Dr. Saha :

How many?

Customer:

2 - one on my upper lip and a small spot between my nose and lip

Dr. Saha :

Did you have cold sore before?

Customer:

yes but not in a long time

Dr. Saha :

How is the pain? or do you feel any other symptom?

Customer:

slight pain

Dr. Saha :

How large is the one on the lip?

Dr. Saha :

Did it burst open?

Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :

Sometimes, it is difficult to distinguish between cold sore & impetigo without an examination.

Dr. Saha :

Do you feel any improvement?

Customer:

can i send pic?

Dr. Saha :

Yes.

Customer:

well i just started using the abreva last night so i am not sure if i would see imporvement

Dr. Saha :

You can send the picture.

Customer:

one moment

Dr. Saha :

Ok

Customer:

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Customer:

I just got over a cold

Dr. Saha :

Though it is is not very clear, but from your history & appearance it is more likely to be a cold sore.

Dr. Saha :

You can continue application of abreva.

Customer:

Thanks

Dr. Saha :

But I would suggest to get an examination by doctor too.

Dr. Saha :

Because a visual impression would be more helpful.

Dr. Saha :
My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

If there’s anything else I can do, let me know
Customer:

i thought it was a cold sore but it looked slightly yellow but it did not burst or leak any fluid

Customer:

I don't think there is anything else you can do.

Dr. Saha :

Yes, you are right.

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