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Can Antibiotics Cause Cold Sores
No.: Cold sores (or herpes) is a virus that is transmitted from person to person contact. Once a person has it, it never goes away, but the sores can heal. It can be reactivated by sunlight, stress, sickness (colds, flu). If a person has an infection and takes antibiotics for it, it may seem as though the antibiotics caused the cold sores, but the infection probably triggered reactivation.
I am doubtfull: That antibiotics would cause it. But the illness that you were being treated for could trigger it.
Use ice cube: Cold sores caused by herpes virus are not really cured since the virus continues to reside in the nerve. Some anti-viral medications may help lessen the severity if used early. If you can feel the cold sore coming - prodromal sign - tingling sensation in the usual spot you get cold sores - you could apply an ice cube to that spot. It has been reported that this reduces the virus replication.
I had a total hip replacement 5 weeks ago, I have broken out in cold sores on my lips. Do I need an antibiotic or just use cream to heal?
Found out I have strep throat after er visit I was given antibiotics n steroids but 2 days in medication I have cold sores. Is this herpes?
Inner ear infection for 3 weeks, 3 courses of antibiotics. Must be a viral infection? Also cold sores, Should try Acyclovir next?
I have painful cold sores inside mouth (tongue, lips, gums). It started with fever/chills, soar throat, headache, swollen glands. Now on antibiotic. Cannot eat anything than milk due to bad irritation of my tongue. What can I do to calm it and eat?
When I started Antibiotics, my cold sore went away. But then it came back. I use Antibiotics for infection in theeth. Why won't the cold sore go away?
Cold Sore is Viral: A cold sore is viral in nature and not bacterial. Antibiotics will not resolve them. They go away in about a week and since most antibiotic treatments are also about a week long, the first sore just happened to resolve on its own around the same time you finished your antibiotics, but the antibiotics probably had nothing to do with it. Denavir (penciclovir) is a good topical medication for cold sores.See 2 more doctor answers
My daughter scratched a mosquito bite which now looks like a cold sore with a scab in the middle. Does she need antibiotics? It's been about 2wks
Infected mosquito bi: Maybe a low grade infection. Try using neoporin ointment twice a day and cover with bandaid. It should improve. If gets worse, call your doctor for advice.
I have a swollen/blocked gland under my chin and two cold sore. Should I see my gp and get an antibiotic?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.See 1 more doctor answer
Nose rash+boils. How can I tell if it's strep, a cold sore or regular rash from blowing nose too much? Took antibiotics for strep a few months ago.
Irritation: A skin infection (cellulitis) around the nose and cheeks calls for prompt treatment with appropriate antibiotics as this is considered a dangerous infection. However if you have been blowing your nose and rubbing it often the area could simply be irritated from rubbing. If you have any doubt, get it checked by a physician.
Red, sore, bumps that keep recurring. First occured on collar bones, now lower on chest. Antibiotics, bactroban, (mupirocin) anti-histamines&cold sore patches don't help?
Laser: Canker sores or aphatous ulcers have no know cause except they are triggered by trauma, stress, spicy, citrus food. Not everyone gets them though. They are recurring and even though there are some medication that help cut the cycle down from 14 days, I am a big proponent of laser treatment. Recent studies have shown laser treatment of the area can stop the pain immediately and cut the cycleSee 1 more doctor answer
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