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Can You Drink Wine With A Healing Cold Sore
I'm concerned, about my mouth area. I recently had a cold sore it healed ok? So in the process of healing I get these little skin blended bumps along with red lumps, I'm not sure what this maybe, I'm not a doctor & I don't know anything about doctors I
Mouth: It depends if the bumps are in your mouth, on your lips or on the skin around the mouth. ...Read more
Agree: I agree with dr. Villaplana - just be sure to wear your sunscreen each and every time you are outdoors as uv will certainly cause a recurrence. Oh, and don't share the glass with your friend because it is contagious. If you get more than 6 outbreaks a year or the outbreaks seriously hinder your personal and professional life, see your dermatologist who may put you on daily suppressive treatment. ...Read more
Sore throat for 7 weeks. Mild. No cough. No trouble swallowing. No enlarged lymph nodes. Had a head cold with sinus problem & took ZPAC that did not change sore throat. Not a smoker. Never a smoker. Drink wine. Age 57. Better in the morning. Took
I would be.: You need to listen to your body. It knows best. ...Read more
No: There would not be any specific problem. ...Read more
Likely: If the person has an active visible lesion, and you shared a drink, it is very likely that you were in contact with the virus. You may already have it though. Not everyone who has the virus gets an actual outbreak as it can remain dormant. Certain trigger events, susch as trauma, a cold, extra uv light, stress, may cause an outbreak, just like it did with your friend. Stay away from outbreaks. ...Read more
If you share some food or a drink (from a glass container) with someone with a clearly visible cold sore, can you contract HSV from that?
Yes: By the time we are teenagers or young adults, about 50% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies in their blood. By the time they are over age 50, some 80-90% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies. ...Read more
I had an upper back tooth extracted one week ago (169 hrs) (it is healing fine) and I want to know if I can drink wine at a party tonight.?
Why not?: Unless you are taking narcotic pain medication, you should be able to resume your normal activites once the xtraction site has healed. ...Read more
Tx options.: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Hi I was wondering if someone has cold sore but doesn't have an outbreak if you share drinks/ saliva in drink with them can you catch cold sores?
Can I get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?
Risky: An infected person can shed virus that could result in transmission without having an obvious lesion. In america at lest 1 in 4 people have herpes - 90% of them do not know they have it, and 3% of them are shedding virus (they are contagious) at any one time. Better to have your own straw and not take a chance. ...Read more
I have a small cold sore and the night before had a drink with straw. Can my kid catch my cold sore from that straw if drank from the next day?
Cold sore: If the cold sore is a viral, herpetic sore, there is a chance of transmission by direct contact with the area by someone else. On your straw, the likelihood of the virus being transmitted the next day is virtually impossible. Viruses die relatively quickly outside the human body. ...Read more
Cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue. Does this automatically mean herpes?! what are other possibilities? It happened through sharing drink
Inflamed foliate pap:
Taste buds on the side of the tongue often become irritated and inflamed. It is usually caused by rough foods or accidentally biting that area. They usually heal on their own in a week.
If it persists, see your dr. ...Read more
I found that I was drinking from a moldy cup, ive stopped but have a bad cold sore inside my lip, headaches. What to do?
Probably OK: Molds are everywhere in the environment. Stomach acid will usually destroy them. So relax. If you get worse, though, for whatever reason, and have uncontrolled fevers, trouble breathing, weight loss, or fever for more than 3 days, etc. Do get seen to see if you need antibiotics. Antifungals are unlikely to be needed! ...Read more
I have a cold sore on my lip and my 7yr old accidentally drank out of my drink (straw), what are the chances he will now get the HSV? : (
I have a cold sore on my lip and had just drunk out of my water bottle, my friend then took the lid off and had a drink, will she catch it?
Possibly: It's best not to share water bottles or drinks with anybody specially have sores on their mouth or they're sick. Healthtap or a regular doctor treatment record for specific diagnosis and treatment if you develop any symptoms ...Read more
NOPE, but not bad.: Mupirocin is an anti-biotic that kills or prevents the reproduction of bacteria--commonly used for staph infections. Cold sores are caused by one of the strains of herpes simplex virus. Antibiotics will have no effect. You did no harm, but must be careful of the misuse of medications. Always check with your dr. Before using medications for other than its originally intended purpose. ...Read more
Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. I often use a laser to help stop the progression of the lesion if my patient presents during the prodrome phase--see your dentist early ...Read more
Not advisable: This won't necessarily speed healing and can increase the risk of a secondary infection. Valacyclovir can speed healing. Your doctor or an urgent care clinic should be able to give you a prescription and you take 2gm twice a day for 1 day. The amino acid L-lysine has also been shown to help prevent outbreaks. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No, it will not.: From an infection control standpoint - would recommend against that. ...Read more
Can you reactivate a cold sore by using lipstick, on the 11th day of the healing process where the skin was already flaking?
No: Oral herpes outbreaks generally do not recur so soon; few people have more than 3-4 outbreaks a year, usually fewer. Lipstick is not likely to reactivate an outbreak. ...Read more
Pills: Valacyclovir is usual. Acyclovir cheaper but may be more difficult to use and less effective. For occasional episodes of recurrent herpes 2 gram [2 pills] taken immediately, preferably at first tingling prodrome, will ameliorate or even abort an attack. For frequent attacks we use 500mg valacyclovir daily to prevent attacks Various creams are available but not worth discussion because of meagre re ...Read more
Yes: Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. ...Read more
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Wait for complete: Healing. Just because the cold sore is scabbed over doesn’t mean it's no longer contagious. Eat, talk, smile, and your scab can break and the fluid can leak out. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more
Any suggestions on which works better: the cold sore treatment cream or just the bottle of 500mg tablets?
You need to be more: Specific to answer this question. Which cream and which tablets? ...Read more
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