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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Because that can: Be a stressor for the body. Riggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth traum ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Antivirals: For patients who have herpetic outbreaks frequently, antivirals are typically the best bet. I usually start with Acyclovir (zoviraz). If that doesn' ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Schonberg
39 years experience Dentistry
Laser therapy : Laser therapy of cold sores on lips (after several times) purported prevents their reappearance.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Herpes and stress: Herpesvlikes stress be it physical or emotional. This common viral infection is certainly the most likely diagnosis. Getan exam while broken out for t ... Read More
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Dr. Caren Reaves
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes virus: The herpes virus causes cold sores and outbreaks often happen during times of stress to you body, like your period. You can prevent them by trying to ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
If he's not immune.: Herpes 1 and 2 are viruses. In order to catch herpes, a person must not already have that type of herpes, and must get in contact with viruses. If a p ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
No reason for concer: The fact that you have multiple cold sores at once, rather than just a single one, is unlikely to be due to anything of significance.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Raff
Dr. Ira Raff answered
57 years experience Urology
What is the question: Your menses is making the UTI worse can happen , the cold sore could mean you resistance is low. Finish you medication and have the urine reck.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, from a virus: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by recurrent oral herpes virus. They start as a slightly raised reddish area, then form a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Vendelis
54 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Cold sores are most often caused by a virus and can be contagious.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
As long as sore is : ...Visible. Cold sores are contagious at all stages from the tingling stage to the weeping stage to the scabbing and healing stage. They are most cont ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
NO, they are : Contagious as long as there is a lesion. They are most contagious when split open & oozing. They are not contagious once the skin has fully healed.

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