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is crying a symptom of cold sores

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Cold sores--or herpes simplex reactivation--usually will present as an area at the lip red border or just beyond, that initially may sting or burn and ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
43 years experience Dentistry
Fungal infection: Cracking and chapping in the corners of the mouth is usually not cold sores, but is a condition called angular cheilitis, due to a fungal (yeast) infe ... Read More

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Dr. Barry Auster
47 years experience Dermatology
No- see below: Cold sores are not a symptom of corona virus but since it creates an opening in the skin avoid touching with unwashed hands
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: Cold sores can pop up when your immune system is stressed. So although cold sores are not a specific COVID 19 symptom, it makes sense that there coul ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
Burning and pain: A cold sore is caused by a common virus-herpes simplex. They begin as a burning sensation in the lip area and this is followed by the formation of a b ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Just at ulcer site: 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, with a bit o ... Read More
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Dr. Sarah Cueva
21 years experience Pediatrics
Painful blisters: Cold sores are painful blisters on or near the lips, cause by a herpes virus. They can come and go, since the body never completely gets rid of the v ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Herpes simplex lesions can reoccur at any mucous membrane junction with skin. Lips and nostrils are the most common sites. It's just random where (o ... Read More
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Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Immune system stress: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus (HSV-1), not a coronavirus, however it is believed that outbreaks occur when our immune system is stressed. T ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Pain, tingling, itch: Many people describe either pain, tingling, or itching, beginning as much as a full day before the cold sore actually comes out. They know a cold sor ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Cold sores ladt <10d: 5 to 10 days is the typical time it takes for cold sores to go away.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generic equivalent: Valacyclovir is the generic equivalent of Valtrex (valacyclovir). Same thing

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