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do cold sores always hurt

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually: Yes, they usually do. However, what you describe may not be a 'cold sore' and may simply be benign mucous cysts. Should have your doctor take a look ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Cold sores tend to be painful.
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Dr. Harlan Wilson
45 years experience Dentistry
Can: Cold sores usually are sore due to open sores that expose tissue that is usually protected, your bodies defense ability moves in to cause some swellin ... Read More
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Dr. Ragan Faler
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Cold sites hurt due to the damage caused by the viral outbreak. The initial tingly stage, called a prodrome, progresses to a vesicular, or blistering, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Unfortunately, cold sores can be painful.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: It could be something else also. If the pain does not go away with the cold sores or it keeps getting worse i would see a dentist trained in orofacia ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
It might : If the virus causing the cold sores infects the tongue it can hurt.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral herpes: Oral herpes outbreaks typically occur randomly, but usually no more often than 3-4 times a year. Although they can be triggered by other infections (h ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes. Stress can: Yes stress can trigger pre existing viral infections like HSV to flare up
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
24 years experience Dentistry
Could be: Cold sores don't always show up on the lip or inside the mouth. They can form inside the nose as well. Generally, they will be rather painful when the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Clear pimple: That sounds like that is a bullae and that is common when skin is burned. This can be thermal or in your case chemical if he candy was hot. I would a ... Read More

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