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Can You Have A Cold Sore That Turns Into Impetigo
For people who do develop signs and symptoms, a cold sore usually passes through several stages, which include:
tingling and itching. Many people feel an itching, burning or tingling sensation around their lips for a day or two before cold sore blisters erupt.
Blisters. Small fluid-filled blisters typically break out along the border where the outside edge of the lips meets the skin of the face. ...Read more
Uncommon: A cold sore is typically caused by a viral infection. Impetigo is a bacterial infection. While uncommon, the cold sore can become secondarily infected by the bacteria that causes impetigo. You should notice a honey-crust appearance with impetigo and a lesion that persists longer than usual. ...Read more
Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?
No.: Cold sore has nothing to do with 'cold'. ...Read more
Sure: See your physician about treating the cold sore. ...Read more
It could : Hsv-1 can cause genial infection as well. ...Read more
Possibly: Oral herpes can occur in genital area. ...Read more
I heard that if you have a cold sore and touch it and then touch an open wound that the wound will get infected. Is this true?
It depends to the: immunity of the person who is kissed. A blood test can show if you already have the virus and you are immune to the virus or you do not have the virus and not immune to it. People with hsv (cold sore) virus will sometimes transmit the virus on days when there is no sore. But most of us carry this virus with no symptoms since we were children, thus we already have it and are immune to it. ...Read more
Herpes: First. There are two herpes viruses. A person cannot give themselves an infection. Infection comes from someone or somewhere else. If you have herpes simplex, or oral herpes, it does not move. You cannot get the same herpes virus a second time. 75% of americans have the oral herpes virus. 25% have the std herpes or hsv type two. ...Read more
If healled: The sore goes through several phase of healing. Blistering and crusting are 2 of the more contagious times for the sore. If you are on medication, and are not in a food delivery type job- then you should be fine. ...Read more
You can: You can but there's still a possibility it could be transmitted. ...Read more
HSV: There are two types of herpes simplex viruses (hsv) that cause oral and genital herpes. Typically, hsv-1 causes oral disease and hsv-2 genital disease. However, both viruses can cause either infection. Self innoculation (or transmitting oral disesae to the genitalia) is virtually impossible since the virus is inactivated at room temperature and by drying from air. ...Read more
Your doctor can : Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Cold Sore: Cold sores are caused by a virus. It will heal itself in 7-10 days. Alternatively you may use an otc med like abreva which will shorten the time if it is on your lip or see your dentist or md for an rx for zovirax ointment($$$) again for the lip. If it is intra-oral zovirax(acyclovir) is available in pill form. ...Read more
Options: Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
Your doctor can : Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Cold Sore: Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. Have you talked with your doctor about antiviral medication? ...Read more
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