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Every year I get cold sores on my lips about twice or three times in a year. Is there a reason I am so vulnerable to them?

Every year I get cold sores on my lips about twice or three times in a year. Is there a reason I am so vulnerable to them?

Yes and No.: Many people experience "cold sores" you described often. Once you acquire an infection with herpes simplex virus I (one), the virus remains in your system. Whenever your immune system is down, such as lack of sleep, lots of stress, excessive fatigue, etc, will bring about the reactivation of the virus, and thus "cold sores". Ask your doctor to prescribe a medicine "acyclovir" or "valacyclovir. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I have three cold sores on my bottom lip, what can I do so it won't be swollen?

I have three cold sores on my bottom lip, what can I do so it won't be swollen?

HERPES SIMPLEX: If this is Herpes Simplex virus then the best treatment is an antiviral like acyclovir. Really really works for prevention and treatment of herpes. It does require a prescription. ...Read more

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I get maybe 2 cold sores a year but this time I got like three at once and one is off of my lip near my nose any suggestions?

I get maybe 2 cold sores a year but this time I got like three at once and one is off of my lip near my nose any suggestions?

Consult your docs: Antiviral medications are effective in clearing or preventing cold sores. See your dentist or physician for treatment. ...Read more

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I am prone to this cold sores and even have one now about three days ago I noticed a small bump on the left side of my tongue it is not painful I was just wondering if it could be a cold sore spread into my tongue or my health anxiety makes me think it's

I am prone to this cold sores and even have one now about three days ago I noticed a small bump on the left side of my tongue it is not painful I was just wondering if it could be a cold sore spread into my tongue or my health anxiety makes me think it's

Not a cold sore: Cold sores occur on the outside of the mouth/borders of lips, not in the mouth and are caused by the herpes virus. Canker sores, which are not caused by the herpes virus occur in the mouth, and are typically painful. This could just be an enlarged tongue papilla, which is common and not a problem. Have your doctor check it to be sure. ...Read more

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This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.

This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.

Throat infections: Don't be scared, but I would still recommend seeing your primary doctor or an ent. They should be able to figure out what is going on. Feel better! ...Read more

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Bumps on lip. Appear to be cold sores. Not std. Continually reoccurring they burn, swell no puss. Initially three bumps at a time now only one at a time?

Cold sores: These recurring bumps (now only one) sound like cold sores. Herpes simplex 1 is very common and can recur. If you are having them very frequently you may want tosee your doctor ...Read more

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I have swollen glands once a month and cold sores almost every three weeks, im am extremely fatigued the doctor put it down to depression but it cant?

I have swollen glands once a month and cold sores almost every three weeks, im am extremely fatigued the doctor put it down to depression but it cant?

See below: Fatigue is more often caused by psychological and social issues than by physical problems. Most physical problems will have other symptoms than just fatigue. Exceptions would be anemia, hypothyroidism, and sleep apnea which might cause only fatigue SEE:.fatigue>. http://bit. Ly/1FYjQAb chronic fatigue>. http://bit. Ly/1E6CrfM depression> http://bit. Ly/1xUALOL ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores in 3 days?

Cold sores: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. This is not the only way to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had 3 cold sores in 3 weeks. When one goes away, another one came up. Could there be an underlying cause?

Maybe: Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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Do cold sores itch?

Do cold sores itch?

They can: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. ...Read more

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What are cold sores?

What are cold sores?

A lip ulceration: "cold sores" are a laymen's term for herpes labialis. This is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. An alternative name for the condition is a "fever blister". It is often painful, but not always, may become crusty and is contagious. The condition usually resolves within two weeks but may reside as a life-long virus. Prompt topical and oral treatment may prevent eruption. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores?

What causes cold sores?

Virus reactivation: Cold sores are caused by reactivation of a latent ("sleeping") virus in the nerves that supply sensation to the inside of the mouth. This is a "herpes" virus, but is most often not the same virus as the one that causes genital herpes. After contracting the virus from someone else's oral cavity, the virus can be reactivated by various triggers, including a common cold or other stressors. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores?

Herpes simplex: Real cold sores, which usually occur on the edge of the lips, are caused by herpes simplex virus. This is contagious by touch, and that is touching anywhere. So if you have active cold sores, you need to practice good handwashing anytime you might have touched the sore. Unfortunately, you can also spread them when you don't even have an active sore, in your saliva. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores?

Herpes simplex virus: Oral herpes, occurs with symptoms of cold sores or fever blisters, is an infection of the mouth and cause by herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. After initial infection, the viruses are transported to the sensory nerve cell bodies, where they become latent and reside lifelong. Upon trigger, these virus then multiplies new virus particles, transport, and releases to the nerve terminal. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores?

HSV1: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more

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How do cold sores accur?

Virus: Two kinds of these are common, and both caused by virus. Least worrisome, is the aphthous ulcer. Occurs on the soft tissues of the mouth -- inside lips, cheeks, under tongue. The worse one is herpes.The first time you get it, it can be anywhere in the mouth and outside the mouth. After that, in the mouth, it will only be on tight tissues -- roof of mouth, and right along gum line around teeth. ...Read more

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Can sex cause cold sores?

Can sex cause cold sores?

Yes - oral sex: One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases situations that can occur is the transmission of herpes related cold sores to the genital area. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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Do cold sores usually hurt?

Yes: Cold sites hurt due to the damage caused by the viral outbreak. The initial tingly stage, called a prodrome, progresses to a vesicular, or blistering, outbreak which is quite painful. Once the vesicles burst, the lesion scabs and generally is no longer painful. Total time 7-14 days. ...Read more

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How long do cold sores last?

How long?: Cold sores usually resolve in seven to ten days when no intervention is used. ...Read more

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How long can cold sores last?

2 weeks: Cold sores usually last about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How dangerous are cold sores?

THEY ARE NOT: Dangerous at all, very annoying though depending on location. ...Read more

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How can I cure my cold sores?

How can I cure my cold sores?

See a dentist: Treatment of sores in the mouth can vary dramatically depending on the cause of the sore. So it's wise to see a dentist or physician to diagnose and suggest an appropriate treatment. Cold sores can be controlled, but not cured. Until you can see the dentist/physician, keep the area clean with warm water rinses. If eating/drinking is painful, try bland foods. ...Read more

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Do cold sores always surface?

Yes: A cold sore is described as being visible so if it is a cold sore, it surfaces. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores fast?

How to remove cold sores fast?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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How to remove your cold sores?

How to remove your cold sores?

Options: 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). ...Read more

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How do people get cold sores?

How do people get cold sores?

Oral herpes: Cold sores (oral herpes) occur on the lips or face. Sores inside the mouth usually are canker sores, a different problem. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1, mostly caught in childhood from a family member or other child. It also can be caught in adulthood, usually from kissing someone with oral herpes. Only rarely is it transmitted indirectly, e.g. shared drinking glasses. ...Read more

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How do you contract cold sores?

Direct contact: Cold sores or herpes simplex virus infections. It is spread by direct contact with actively flared blistering lesions. ...Read more

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How can I address a cold sores?

How can I address a cold sores?

Find out "triggers": See if you can figure out what you do to cause them to erupt! Most patients have a "trigger", or something they eat or experience that brings the cold sores! It could be emotional stress, extended exposure to sunlight, exposure to certain foods like walnuts, citrus fruits, chocolate, etc! Also, with experience, most people can tell when a sore is starting, so they start the zovirax (acyclovir) that day! ...Read more

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How come I get cold sores a lot?

Cold sores: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus that stays in your body. When you are mentally or physically stressed the herpes virus travels out along the nerve and produces a cold sore. Lack of sleep, illness, mental stress can all cause frequent cold sores. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cold sores?

What is the cause of cold sores?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

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Why do I get cold sores so often?

Why do I get cold sores so often?

Virus and Stress: Viatmin B12 or vitamin d deficiency. Take a multi-vitamin everyday, spend some time in the sun, and find ways decrease stress. Apply abreva (over the counter) cream as soon as you feel the cold sore. This will shorten (or in some cases get rid of) the cold sore. ...Read more

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How do people develop cold sores?

Cold Sores: Agree w dr. Raman. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more

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How to stop recurring cold sores?

Talk to MD: First make sure that you don't have an immune problem. May need oral meds and suppression. ...Read more

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How can cold sores be transmitted?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

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What can cause consrant cold sores?

Something else: Usually cold sores come and go...Maybe you have something else... I would suggest seeing an oral medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What are reasons to get cold sores?

What are reasons to get cold sores?

Herpes: Cold sore are caused only by the herpes simplex virus. There is no cure yet but they can be controlled with otc meds like abreva or rx like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir. Common triggers to breakouts are mental/emotional stress, illness, severe environmental change (bitter cold). Basically things that stress your body. ...Read more