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Causes Of Cold Sores On Ears
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
Is it normal that with each cycle i get a sore throat, sore ears and cold sores? As well, below the belt i always get fissures. I'm a mess. :(
PPlease see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Lymph node: This may be a reactive lymph node. These are the lymphatic organs that make antibodies to foreign, non-self invaders in our bodies, which is often infection. In this area, the areas that drain into those lymph nodes generally would include the lips, skin around that area and the the oral cavity. So, it may be a reaction to a cold sore in the area. Get checked by your doctor, routinely. ...Read more
Started taking levofloxacin 5 days ago. By day 3, my lip broke out in cold sores, by day 5 starting to feel ear joint pressure & sore glands. ?
Go see your doctor: You didn't mention how much longer you're supposed to take your antibiotic, nor why you were prescribed this specific one. Regardless, if you're concerned about possible side effect from any given medication, it's best to discuss this w/your prescribing doc who can then also discuss alternatives w/you. ...Read more
Can the hsv1 live on a qtip that had neosporin in it?.... I applied neosporin to my cold sore with the same qtip I used to clean my ear...
No risk, no worries: Self transfer of HSV to a new body area is rare. The immune system prevents it, so little or no risk even without neosporin. If there were some risk, the preserative in the ointment would kill the virus. However, I suggest you not use neosporin for herpes; it won't help and might even delay healting. Talk to MD about a prescription for valacyclovir to have on hand; single dose is very effective. ...Read more
A person with a cold sore blew on my ear from behind. What are the chances I could contract hsv1? I hav a toddler and am concerned I'll give it to her
Inflamed bump on tragus. Warm, red, painful. I've never had an ear piercing. Could this be a cold sore, pimple, or what?
Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?
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