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can i have MRSA in my cold sore i had MRSA about 3 months ago

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Culture: The only way you can identify MRSA is with a culture. You should see a dermatologist for a specific diagnosis. Certainly, a culture will identify if ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Probably not: Its hard to be certain. Cold sores can easily become colonized by normal skin bacteria, which probably caused the pus you saw. The only way to tell ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Old sore: Cold sores usually resolve in seven to ten days when no intervention is used. Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another ant ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes as fast as: 3 to 4 days. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help ex ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sore: Keep it gently moist. Continue azyclovir. Make sure you do not have a bacterial infection like impetigo. This may require a check up.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral herpes, cankers: Are you sure cold sores (oral herpes)? Herpes usually is outside of lips, usually near the same spot each time. Painful sores in the mouth are canker ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Less contagious.: Most of these are HSV1 and most adults already have it without any symptoms. So whoever you kiss either has it or will get it anyway. You shed viruses ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Cold sores are usually due to recurrence of herpes simplex. There is no prescription medication that will shorten the course of this unless taken at t ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not a cold sore: Cold sores occur on the outside of the mouth/borders of lips, not in the mouth and are caused by the herpes virus. Canker sores, which are not caused ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Are they painful?: If they are not painful they may be small cysts called milia. They can be removed by your local dermatologist and are not dangerous. Cold sores are pa ... Read More
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