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I woke up with a cold sore on Monday (I am not sure if it

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Hi,I woke up with a cold sore on Monday (I am not sure if it was a cold sore. It was red and a bit swollen spot). The next day it had a white center and I accidentally removed it while replacing the cold sore patch. It looks like it is gone today. I'll attach photos from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and today. Do you think it is still contagious? I am wearing a cold sore patch and a surgical mask to prevent spreading it to my small children. Should I continue to wear those?
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 29 days ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 29 days ago.

In the last picture it looks healed over. If this is the case it probably is no longer contagious.

You do not need the mask.

Continuing the cold sore patch is up to you.....it won't hurt but it is probably no longer necessary.

Your kids will be fine :)

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Thank you very much.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 29 days ago.

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