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Can You Have A Cold Sore That Turns Into Impetigo
Not exactly: Most cold sores are caused by a virus while most impetigo is due to bacteria such as staphylococcus. One does not lead to the other. However, if you have a weakened immune system then you may be at risk to develop both of these problems around the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For people who do develop signs and symptoms, a cold sore usually passes through several stages, which include:
tingling and itching. Many people feel an itching, burning or tingling sensation around their lips for a day or two before cold sore blisters erupt.
Blisters. Small fluid-filled blisters typically break out along the border where the outside edge of the lips meets the skin of the face. ...Read more
Uncommon: A cold sore is typically caused by a viral infection. Impetigo is a bacterial infection. While uncommon, the cold sore can become secondarily infected by the bacteria that causes impetigo. You should notice a honey-crust appearance with impetigo and a lesion that persists longer than usual. ...Read more
Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?
No.: Cold sore has nothing to do with 'cold'. ...Read more
Sure: See your physician about treating the cold sore. ...Read more
It could : Hsv-1 can cause genial infection as well. ...Read more
I heard that if you have a cold sore and touch it and then touch an open wound that the wound will get infected. Is this true?
It depends to the: immunity of the person who is kissed. A blood test can show if you already have the virus and you are immune to the virus or you do not have the virus and not immune to it. People with hsv (cold sore) virus will sometimes transmit the virus on days when there is no sore. But most of us carry this virus with no symptoms since we were children, thus we already have it and are immune to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: First. There are two herpes viruses. A person cannot give themselves an infection. Infection comes from someone or somewhere else. If you have herpes simplex, or oral herpes, it does not move. You cannot get the same herpes virus a second time. 75% of americans have the oral herpes virus. 25% have the std herpes or hsv type two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If healled: The sore goes through several phase of healing. Blistering and crusting are 2 of the more contagious times for the sore. If you are on medication, and are not in a food delivery type job- then you should be fine. ...Read more
HSV: There are two types of herpes simplex viruses (hsv) that cause oral and genital herpes. Typically, hsv-1 causes oral disease and hsv-2 genital disease. However, both viruses can cause either infection. Self innoculation (or transmitting oral disesae to the genitalia) is virtually impossible since the virus is inactivated at room temperature and by drying from air. ...Read more
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