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Can You Drink Wine With A Healing Cold Sore
Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Tx options.: Your Dr can prescribe oral valtrex 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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