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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No.: There are good oral meds for herpes infections. Speak to your doc about getting a prescription.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Yes, differentiation can be done with cultures of the fluid looking for bacterial (staph/strep) or herpes. As for the risk to the brain, the herpes v ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Viral throat infecti: Here’s the deal: you should see an ear nose and throat doctor and ask them to do cultures of the blisters when they occur; that way you will know mor ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal Vestibulitis: Crusting in nostrils where nasal hairs are located is common and can be treated with topical antibiotic ointment. Blowing your nose a lot with tissue ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to know: We will certainly can sitter a variety of possibilities. If you've seen in your ear nose and throat doctor that might help. ENT. This could be at the ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Please see Dr. ASAP: Weepy painful blisters are infection until proven otherwise, possibly a herpes infection. In an immunosuppressed individual herpes infections can be v ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Probably staph bacterial lesion. A DR can help you.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Do not touch: Best to not touch any cold sore as they are extremely contagious. See your ENT doctor for a prescription to relieve cold sore discomfort.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Acyclovir : If it is truly a cold sore, then that is due to herpes (herpes simplex virus - usually type 1). In that case, you need to check with your doctor to se ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: The virus that causes cold sores is known as the herpes simplex virus (hsv). There are two types of hsv, type i and type ii. Cold sores are usually ca ... Read More
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