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There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person. ...Read more
Is it possible to "pick up" virus of herpes simplex1 by using lip balm of person who has got the active period 2 month ago and used lipbalm only than?
Both about same: Carmex ($) will dry the region upon which it is applied and can act as a soothing agent while shedding the outer layers of skin. Abreva ($$) is thought to act by inhibiting the fusion of the human cell with the viral envelope of the herpes virus, thus preventing its replication. It's mechanism has been questioned in a few studies. Your dentist can offer better: rx, chemical and/or laser treatment. ...Read more
Top of lip has been tingling for past 2 weeks.Can I be getting a blister or sore?I never had sores before.I use carmex a lot.Could it be stopping it?
Herpes: most everyone has the virus that causes cold sores (herpes simplex). It sticks hidden in nerves. When it pops out frequently the nerves tingle. It only pops out in less than half of those with the virus. No idea about carmex as a preventative and I published the article showing that the Aspirin like agents in it prevent herpes ! (but only given in huge doses). Mostly, carmex makes it feel better. ...Read more
Virus family: Herpes is a family of viruses characterized by small blister-like (vesicles) rash & by staying in the body until triggered again. Most common ones are herpes simplex i & ii which cause cold sores and genital sores. Chickenpox is a herpes virus that can reappear later in life as shingles. Epstein-barr & cytomegalovirus, roseola virus, & cause of kaposi's sarcoma are all herpes viruses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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