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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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See your MD: If you have a painless lesion on your lip that is like an ulcer you should see a physician right away and get tested for STDs please. A painless lesio ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 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
Dr. Barry Levin
26 years experience Periodontics
Sounds viral: This sounds viral. Likely a herpetic outbreak, but could be something more serious. Other conditions like erythema multiforma might be cause. I sug ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely an issue: Cold sores are localized outbreaks of a germ that goes dormant only to resurface periodically. It differs from germs that circulate in your blood like ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your doctor can : prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
> one day: I don't know of anything quite that fast. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of col ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes simplex: Keep the area clean and dry but try zovirax (acyclovir) ointment which has to be prescribed by your physician. Some patients try zinc oxide applicatio ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sore: Yes, you can have cold sores repeatedly. You can use over the counter antiviral ointment which may help it if it is due to herpes.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danelle Serfontein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ointments first line: The sore may most likely be from a Herpes infection like a coldsore, or a bacterial (staph) infection. You could consider the application of an anti-h ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes Questions: Yes, you have hit it on the head. This sounds abnormal and she needs to be seen by her trusted medical advisor...Or at least an expert in herpes. The ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sores: It is highly unlikely this is syphilis. But, the only way to tell is through examination and testing.
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