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Causes of cold sores on ears

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
This doesn't sound like herpes, which does not cause lumps under the skin.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
White vinnegar: Excellent for cleaning dilute. 50/50 with water half hour soak. Rinse copius amounts of water.
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
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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A member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Herpes: Probably herpes virus. See your md to be sure. May prescribe acyclivir and / or Denavir (penciclovir) cream to help.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: These white spots could be candidasis (yeast infection) also, it can be hpv (human papilloma virus) which is the cause of warts. However, you may wa... Read More
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