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causes of cold sores on ears

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Post longer question: Cold sores are usually not seen around ears, which means a doctor should look to see if they are truly cold sores or not. Cold sores on or near the li ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes virus: The herpes virus is always the cause of cold sores. It is mistakenly assumed that cold sores only occur on the mouth or nose, but they can occur anyw ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor: Sounds like you will need some treatment. So go see doctor for evaluation and get your help
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph node: This may be a reactive lymph node. These are the lymphatic organs that make antibodies to foreign, non-self invaders in our bodies, which is often inf ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not herpes: It could indeed be a virus, or an allergy, but probably not herpes and acyclovir won't help. Herpes doesn't cause inner ear infections.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
PPlease see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: You didn't mention how much longer you're supposed to take your antibiotic, nor why you were prescribed this specific one. Regardless, if you're conce ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience in Dentistry
No: Herpes lablialis (cold sores) are caused by a virus that lies dormant in your body (specifically the trigeminal ganglion -which is part of the 5th cra ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
White vinnegar: Excellent for cleaning dilute. 50/50 with water half hour soak. Rinse copius amounts of water.
A male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time whe ... Read More

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