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Can You Get A Cold Sore Inside Your Mouth
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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Very common: Depending on the study, between 30% an 80% of population have the herpes virus. There is no way to know how you got it. There are prescription drugs that an be applied, but lysine does very well in most patients in suppressing herpes and perhaps other viruses. This is available at most health food stores and is very safe, but perhaps not as rapidly effective as the prescription drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately everytime my husband kisses me on my mouth, i get a cold sore. Does this mean he has been unfaithful and carrying herpes?
If you have sore...: You are positive for herpes. Not him. 75% of americans have the herpes simplex or hsv 1 virus....Formerly known as "oral herpes'. If you are having so frequent outbreaks your physician should know this so that you can be medicated and perhaps break the outbreak cycle. ...Read more
Catch it early: If you can catch a cold sore early, when it first starts to tingle, see a dentist that can use a soft tissue laser to kill the virus in the area and stop its spread. It will also help to heal the sore more quickly. If it is already a blister, it is not as effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it common to get a first cold sore on the edge of the mouth and also have none of the first time symtoms?
Homeopathy: Lysine pills can help but are not fast. Homeopathic rhus tox can help speed healing and increase speed to crusting over. So can a chinese herbaceutical called schmoove. Visit www.Franzcenter.Com under herbaceuticals. Medication like Valtrex (valacyclovir) can also be useful. See your doctor for a prescription. I personally have good success with the homeopathy and herbaceuticals. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Could potentially be spread from one area to another. ...Read more
I had a cold sore then it healed and turned white and now it won't tan. It's pretty big around my mouth. How can I get it back to normal?
Not much to do: When the skin is lighter after a problem at that location, it is called post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. That means the area lost some pigment-making cells, or the pigment-making cells are there but not making as much pigment. Thus, there is less (or very little) color there. The color returns in most cases and can take months to a year. If worried, one can see a Dermatologist after 1-2 months. ...Read more
Warm saltwater.: Warm saltwater rinses 3-5/day will help reduce inflammation and make the area more comfortable. Ibuprofen 400mg every 4 hrs will do the same. Ice directly on the sore for 10 minutes 4-5 times/day is difficult but really works. Eat only soft foods that are not spicy or hot to keep from irritating the area. All these will reduce the healing time but it still takes 7-10days. ...Read more
Not necessarily : To avoid spreading the virus that causes cold sores, be careful to avoid touching the area around the sore and practice good hand washing. If the cold sore is new, your healthcare provider may prescribe topical or oral antiviral medications, which can help the sore heal more quickly and limit the amount of virus present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of this white cold sore/pimple thing on my mouth?
See a dentist: Since we can't see and therefore diagnose what you have over the internet, it's best to see a dentist who can determine what you have and what needs to be done. ...Read more
I have a cold sore and used a straw. About 1-2 hours later, my daughter took the straw out of the trash and put it in her mouth. Did she get virus?
Probably not: The amount of virus left on the straw probably is too little and also would not be contagious, because saliva etc would have dried. The risk may not be zero, but it's very low. Kids mostly catch oral herpes from play- and school-mates. It can happen from infected parents, but usually by closer contact like kissing. Of course take her to the pediatrician ASAP if she gets oral sores or sore throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you contract HSV if someone licked their fingers then fingered you? No sign of cold sore noticed on mouth, and how fast would you get symptoms?
Extremely unlikely: In theory, such indirect exposure could result in transmission. But this happens very rarely, if ever. In busy STD clinics, everyone with genital herpes has had unprotected intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral); we never see patients whose only exposure was hand-genital contact. Don't worry about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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