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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Two possibilities: Either it is not a cold sore but its something else.The second possibility is that the abreva prevented a cold sore from developing. Put vaseline or a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Derm: Hard to say without exam. Quit picking at your skin. Apply OTC skin lotion If persists, see dermatologist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Hmmm?: Your question is not understandable. "...cold sore like like rips on the skin" makes no sense. Post a new and clearer question.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: And it can get worse if you try to lick your lips to moisten your lips. Use medicated lip balm or even vaseline to remedy the problem.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin th ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Is there a rash ?: Cannot say from your description. Your evaluation will try to clarify the relationship of these symptoms. Things to consider include lip balm, lipstic ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zoltan Erdos
24 years experience Family Medicine
Opposite: Warm and moist air. Stay in if sick. Try a humidifier. Sips of water. Cough meds not certain to really help. Nose breath. Cover mouth while outd ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
?????: Styes are on the rim of the lid , herpetic lesions are usually on the skin but without seeing it and because herpes can cause problems if it is in the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Rash: a rash needs in person evaluation to make right diagnosis and hence right guidance
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: An appointment is suggested and may be booked online. You may have allergies and an allergy plan may be outlined.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dermatologist: Flaky skin lesions on the areas described may be from seborrhea which can be treated with several topical agent s including antifungal products. Howev ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
Not one thing: Cold sores or herpes occur when your immune system is compromised. An itchy scalp is due to dandruff or seborrhea. Stress causes an overproduction of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cheilitis: Possibly a low-grade fungal infection. You could try some OTC clotrimazole cream and see if that helps.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Cold Sores w/ Braces: Cold sores- technically a herpes simplex virus lesion, have nothing to do with orthtodontic appliances - unless that brackets or wires are causing lip ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Fragrance: Probably not. Please see your doctor about this.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and is a very common infection to get. It is estimated that 90+% of population has been exposed to this viru ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Both: All of those can be symptoms of either a cold or allergies.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Sinus infection?: The mouth sores on your palate sounds viral, but if you have been sick for 3 weeks you might have a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics. See a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Knoll
20 years experience General Practice
Cold: Yes. Infection of any kind be it bacterial or viral can cause swollen glands and a sore throat. If your symptoms resolve but your glands remain swol ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Might be allergic!: Recently this thought-to-be harmless natural health aid has been linked to some severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis which can be life-thre ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest ret ... Read More
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