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Is it possible to have multiple cold sores on the penis?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Genital herpes: "Cold sores" of the penis is genital herpes. "Multiple" suggests a newly acquired infection, probably HSV1, almost always from oral sex by a partner with oral herpes (cold sores). Your BF should see a doctor ASAP: diagnosis is most accurate the earlier the patient is seen; and treatment (acyclovir, valacyclovir) must be started within a few days in order to be effective. Good luck!

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Can cold sores appear on your penis?

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Yes, : You are more likely to have a herpes simplex type ii sore on your penis (genital herpes) but it is possible to have herpes simplex type i (cold sore) on your penis as well.
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Why causes multiple cold sores at once?

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Herpetic lesion: Small, multiple cold sores is the cause of herpetic lesion, and should be treated with antiviral medication.
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Why do I have multiple cold sores at once?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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? Reasons?: Dry lips? Sun exposure? Illness? Stress? Not enough sleep? >> to prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine.
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Is it possible to be immune to cold sores?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
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Never heard of that: They r usually viral and it is possible to be immune to a virus.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a possible remedy for cold sores?

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Cold Sores: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores.
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