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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
Not Usuallt But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more
If someone with a cold sore talks over your food, possibly spitting in it mistakenly can u catch the cold sore?
Cold sore: Yes, it's just one form of it in addition to a pumple and open sores. ...Read more
Can you get a TB skin test done while you are sick? It started off as my allgeries and sinus that turned into a cold
Yes: A upper respiratory infection will not change the result of a Tb test. It is probably best to stay home and wait until it passes so you don't infect co workers. Any time you have a fever you are infectiious and can spread a virus. In life though work doesn't always give us a chance to rest and get better. Use your best judgement. ...Read more
I have canker sores in my mouth that could be an allergy or a virus. If it's a virus, how long will this take to clear up? Thank you.
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?
Can you transmit a cold sore to type 2 herpes if you touch your cold sore and went to the bathroom? Freaking out a little bit about getting type 2
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex I and II can both be on the face or genitals, although I is more common around the lips and II, around the genitals. Best not to contact an open sore and wash your hands thoroughly if you do or any other body part that could come in contact. Covering with a sterile band aid might help deter the tendency to forget and touch a cold sore. Abreva (Denavir) OTC can shorten the course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a cold sore look like a canker sore after it's been popped?Can a pimple look this way if it was popped?Not sure if HSV or zit.No tingle, blister.
Depends: The herpes appears in very specific locations and has specific appearance. Not likely mistaken for a zit. Inside the mouth it will be found on the tissues immediately next to the teeth and also on the palate. Outside the mouth, most commonly around the mouth, and under the nose. See your dentist or oral surgeon if needed. Will resolve in 10 - 14 days. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get cold sores. If I make out with someone when a cold sore is not present on my lips, what are the chances the person I kiss will get a cold sore?
If someone who has the shingles really bad more then once or twice. They catch herpes does that also make the cold sore worse too.
Shingles & cold sore: Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus, cold sores by herpes simplex viruses. Even though they are in the same family, they aren't same, you can't catch one from the other. However, if a person's immune system is not functioning properly due to illness/medications, they are more likely to get eruptions of both shingles and cold sores because these are usually kept in check by immune system. ...Read more
If someone with a cold sore kisses a baby, will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?
They can: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus. It is quite contagious so yes your baby can get herpes from another person and herpes virus stay dormant in our body and can reactivate any time in the future. Mos adults have already had and will ocassionally have cold sores come back. Same with children although it is quite unpredictable. ...Read more
Possibly: Although community pools are chlorinated to help kill germs and prevent the spread of germs, the virus that causes cold sores is contagious. I suspect the risk is low. Nonetheless, i would suggest that kids with open, active cold sores stay out of community pools to help reduce the risk of transmission. ...Read more
Could you tell me if someone with active cold sore kisses a baby will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?
I got cold chills and a sore throat today does that mean I will have a full blown cold or can I quickly take something to cut it out???
Your Immunity: Cold chills and a sore throat signify that your body is fight off something but how well it will succeed depends on your own immunity and the virulence of the infection. Viruses may hit hard and fast but then usually begin to get better in 3-4 days with resolution in 7-14 days. If you get sick again after this it is usually bacterial. You may just fight it off if u r in good health. ...Read more
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