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yes, there could still be some virus shedding from the cold sore today as it continues to heal
are you worried about spreading the virus to family members?
keep washing your hands frequently, no kissing for now
it will heal up soon.
you don't have to worry.
you can try to take some zinc supplements which could help boost your immune system to help fight off this cold sore.
once it heals up completely the amount of viral shedding is much much less.
but type 1 herpes virus is very common and is often can be spread to children and in family situations.
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yes, I would wear the patch and use the mask until the skin heals up completely
and then you can stop those measures.
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