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can you get cold sores on can you get cold sores on your

By Anonymous June 21, 2018 - 11:26am
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Can anybody get cold sores on their eyelid?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing - that's a great question.

You can't get actual cold sores on your eyelids but cold sores are part of the herpes family and you can get a herpes infection in the eye. It's called herpes simplex keratitis.
You may have a stye, instead, on your eyelid, upper or lower. These can be very painful and can look very much like small cold sores.
See your doctor for a diagnosis - I hope you get it cleared up soon.

June 21, 2018 - 11:52am
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