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3 Cold Sores At Once
Started taking levofloxacin 5 days ago. By day 3, my lip broke out in cold sores, by day 5 starting to feel ear joint pressure & sore glands. ?
Go see your doctor: You didn't mention how much longer you're supposed to take your antibiotic, nor why you were prescribed this specific one. Regardless, if you're concerned about possible side effect from any given medication, it's best to discuss this w/your prescribing doc who can then also discuss alternatives w/you. ...Read more
Mgt: Infants and toddlers may have many infections during the course of the year. Pulmicort is a type of inhaled steroid which can alleviate inflammation in the lungs. More details regarding the symptoms such as wheezing, prolonged cough and her use of Albuterol would be helpful. A virtual consultation appointment made be booked online. ...Read more
No cure: Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals. Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Topamax (topiramate) give you cold sores if you have a history of them? Started at 25mg, then 50, 75. 2 cold sores on lips this morning, havent had 1 in years
I doubt it: What prompts a cold sore flare up is often difficult to tease out. In western medicine we often relate it to a response to some stress. In Chinese medicine it can be damp heat building up in one's body. Rather than the topiramate per se I suspect the condition that led you to be prescribed the topiramate is the more likely suspect. ...Read more
Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks. Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water. Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?
Humidifier: People who live in climates with low humidity (esp in the winter) can greatly benefit from using a humidifier during the night. Prevent dryness by using OTC nasal saline to rinse and open nasal passages to avoid mouth breathing at night. Avoid OTC cold remedies as the medications worsen oral dryness. Maintain good hydration during daytime. ...Read more
Does fever in children stay the same during the cold virus. My 3 year olds fever was 100.5 first 3 days and 102.5 the last 2. His congestion is better?
It cycles: Viruses are actually famous for having cyclic fevers, up one minute and gone the next. That's why schools have a 24 hour no-fever policy, since it can be difficult to tell if the illness is truly gone or if it's just in a "down cycle". As long as the fever responds 2-3 degrees to tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and other symptoms are improving, he should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 weeks passed since the herpes-like genital outbreak. Igg for hsv-1&2 was (-) on the day of outbreak. Is 3 weeks enough time for an accurate test?
6 weeks better: Convalescent blood titers are typically done about 6 weeks after the initial blood test. ...Read more
Does whitening gel in trays irritate throat if throat already sore? Persistent sore throat 5 days/started whitening teeth same time as caught cold.
I've been getting itchy & irritated in the throat & super dry in the throat & nasal passageways daily at night for the last 3 months. Am I diabetic?
12 y/o boy t: up to 103 x 3 days. T:> in the pm on day 3. H.A., nasal congestion, chest cough is it viral? Or should he be seen to r/o bacterial?
If 1 is diagnosed w/ the herpes mouth virus but have canker sores but never any mouth sores, isn't 1 supposed to get mouth sores & not canker sores?
How come the cold or flu infects my house hold at least once a year but viral gastroenteritis only infects the household once every couple of years?
9 month baby never slept through the night wakes up around 5 times never fall deep in sleep teeth already erupted not ill naps for 1/2 hr 3x?
Did not start Valtrex for shingles until day 7 of rash. I'm still getting new blisters on day 11. When will new blisters stop coming?
1 nite stand months ago. No sores or blisters but Bolanitis symptoms 3 times since. Clears up completely after 3 days with anti bac soap. Herp or bola?
How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?
About a week: HFM is a viral infection that causes blisters on palms, soles and in the mouth. Can be associated with moderate fever. The ulcers in the mouth will fade at different rates. Drink cool liquids, soft foods like pudding, yogurt, ice cream. Avoid acids like Orange Juice. Annoying but usually a self limiting condition. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help with the pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 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
This yr i got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? Im 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
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 syndrome>..http:///bit.ly/1E6CrfM ..depression>..http://bit.ly/1xUALOL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I have had 3 cold sores in 3 weeks. When one goes away, another one came up. Could there be an underlying cause?
I've had 3 breakouts of cold sores in a month & a half. They were BIG & there were multiple ones all together. Always got them since was a kid. Help?!
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers