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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I am starting to get a cold sore inside my mouth and i'm curious as to how I have gotten it?

I am starting to get a cold sore inside my mouth and i'm curious as to how I have gotten it?

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 more

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Most effective approachess to get rid of a cold sore inside your mouth?

Most effective approachess to get rid of a cold sore inside your mouth?

Try lysine: Lysine seems to suppress the herpes virus. Try taking a capsule daily. Avoid nuts, peanut butter and whole wheat bread and stress. After a while, you may not need to take the lysine anymore. ...Read more

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Lately everytime my husband kisses me on my mouth, i get a cold sore. Does this mean he has been unfaithful and carrying herpes?

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

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Why do I get cold sores within my mouth after I get a cold sore on my lip?

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 more

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Is it common to get a first cold sore on the edge of the mouth and also have none of the first time symtoms?

Is it common to get a first cold sore on the edge of the mouth and also have none of the first time symtoms?

Ans: Yes well remember canker sores are viruses. You can get a small outbreak of 1 or 2. And they will resolve in a few days or so. If you get them regularly and multiple you may want to see your doctor for medication ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a cold sore on your mouth get on your penis?

Herpes simplex: Could potentially be spread from one area to another. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore in my mouth?

How can I get rid of a cold sore in my mouth?

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

Mouth (Definition)

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