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is fussiness a symptom of cold sores

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not concerning: If the lymph node recently appeared and is tender it is almost certainly benign and a result of a recent infection. It will slowly reduce in size. Rec ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience in 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
48 years experience in Dentistry
Colds cause headache: Colds frequently cause headaches due to a viral infection in your sinuses.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Itching: Any itching is usually do to allergies. This seems to be more of an allergy than a common cold, but it can behave the same. Use allergy medicines, ove ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Viruses or Bacterial: Common cold, flu (influenza) mononucleosis (mono), measles chickenpox croup — a common childhood illness characterized by a harsh, barking cough ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanessa Neal
16 years experience in Pediatrics
Can occur: Greetings. Chickenpox can be associated with many symptoms to include cold-like or gastrointestinal symptoms. Vomiting can be a sign of a serious comp ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kramer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need investigation: Feeling cold could be a symptom of thyroid disease and you should be seen if the symptoms don't improve
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Can be.: Cold induced urticaria is caused by cooling of the skin by a variety of mechanisms. It can happen with exposure to cold air, cold or cool water, reac ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience in Dentistry
Fever, pain, burning: Fever, tireness, muscle aches, pain, burning senstion, tingling, or itching at the site of the sore.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
No: Not a symptom of a cold.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience in Dentistry
Virus: Cold sores are normally caused by herpes simplex i & most people have this virus living in the nerves of the mouth. Some rarely have outbreaks while o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Cold sores: Cold sores or fever blisters are a type of viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus is transmitted by contact with an infected i ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Perhaps: It can be but isn't necessarily one.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Persistent post nasal drip from allergic rhinitis can cause a sore throat.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Part II - Yes: Similar to the chill (or flush) from your body response to anxiety. Anxiety has an animal basis in the flight or fight instinct. If we sense threat, o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes: A cold sore or fever blister is caused by a herpes viral infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: A strain is an injury to muscle or tendons. The throat is an internal structure. Two very different things.
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Possibly: Your description could indicate a coming cold sore. Try keeping the area lubricated with carmex or abreva. If this gets worse, see your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
5-14 days: Cold sores can take 5-14 days to fully heal. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) (antiviral medication) can reduce the duration of cold sores if taken withi ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Viral infection: Most of the time it's due to a viral infection. Strep infections do occur but are not as common, the patient is sicker with fever and malaise. Rarely ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes.: Both Herpes simplex Type I. Can treat with over-the-counter Abreva or Denavir (penciclovir).
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