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Cold sore didn't scab - is it gone? Was it even a cold sore? Now what?
An_251782 posted:
I am almost positive I have/had a cold sore because it is in the exact same location as the previous time I had a cold sore. I was given Valtrex, and have also been using Abreva. It's been about two weeks now, and the bumps have mostly gone away, but I still see very very slight bumps and I'm not sure if they are still cold sores or just natural imperfections of the skin / chapped lips.
I thought it would have scabbed and healed by now, but it never scabbed. Is there a chance that cold sores could heal without scabbing? As in they would just be all better before they even got to the scabbing stage? Should I be worried that it hasn't changed? The sores don't hurt at all either. But I feel like they must be cold sores, it just feels like a very very long beginning phase.
I have been holding off on oral sex with my partner, but I don't know if it's even a problem. The bumps are barely noticeable - I can only see them when I look closely in the mirror. What do you think I should do?

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