A 36-year-old female asked:
I get fever blister once a year but now with having anxiety iam afraid it will go to inner ear or eyes brain ?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Unlikely: The risk of the virus traveling to the brain is very low. This can occur if the person has a immunodeficiency syndrome. A person who has a blister once a year is likely to be healthy overall and the risk is very small.
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Psychiatry 45 years experience
Usually localized: Fever blisters have been known to increase with anxiety. However, they are usually localized unless there is a serious problem with immunity. Regular use of anxiety control techniques such as exercise, meditation and medication can reduce anxiety. If they occur they can be managed by the usual medications for fever blisters and will go away within 7 - 9 days.
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Last updated Apr 4, 2015
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