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Cold Sores (cont.)

Follow-up

Cold sores usually go away on their own and do not require follow-up. Unusual symptoms such as fever, confusion, or eye involvement should prompt a visit to a doctor.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/7/2014
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