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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Very likely indeed. Suggest denavir (penciclovir).
Dr. Adam Bodian
35 years experience Dermatology
May be: You may indeed have a cold sore. Is there tingling too? These are symptoms of a cold sore. However, it may be something entirely different. Please ... Read More
Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
A good history: A good social and medical history would be helpful to try to pinpoint what you may have. It is certainly likely that you have a cold sore, but I am mo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Valacyclovir: Whether in a nostril or on lips or face, the standard recommendation for recurrent oral or facial herpes is valacyclovir (Valtrex®) 2 grams twice, 12 ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If it is, in fact, it is a cold sore, it is contagious, both orally and on the genitals.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Shedding can: occur - so kissing may lead to transmission if she has not previously had a herpes simplex infection.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cold sore: Nasal lesions and eye pain can be associated with viral diseases the most serious being Herpes Zoster or shingles. Cold sores can also cause this. T ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Low but possible: The risk is low but it's still possible since you can't be sure no fluid got in contact with the uninfected person.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your DR: For prescription of antiviral meds and perhaps some antibiotics if there's some pus. In the meantime take motrin, gargle with warm salt water with per ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose sore: A small dab of oragel numbs the area. It is safe in nose. A tiny dab of neosporin with pain relief ointment helps.
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