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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cold Sores On Lower Right Leg

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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 very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

This is something: I think would be better handled by your primary doctor. If they feel it's herpes outbreak monthly or more frequently:you could be prescribed medication. This medince could be taken daily to supress frequent outbreaks. ...Read more

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Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Not herpes: You cannot have genital herpes if you never had sex; genital herpes is unlikely to first show up as a rash on the thigh; and your description doesn't sound like HSV. This definitely is not genital herpes, and also not HSV1 from your oral infection. If the rash continues to bother you or doesn't clear up, see a doctor for professional diagnosis. ...Read more

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Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

No cause for worry: Herpes is not by such contact. To be ultra safe, mention this to your obstetrician. If she feels it necessary, you can have a blood test to see if you might already have HSV1; if so, you can't get it again. Until your baby is a month old, it will be important to prevent intimate contact of your baby with your son (e.g. no kissing). Otherwise no worries! . Best wishes for you and your growing family ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Tendinitis: Those symptoms are consistent with an inflamed tendon in the ankle area. Could also possibly be a nerve irritation based on the hot cold and sharp pains. Best to have the condition evaluated by your local podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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My mom handed me a mug she doesn't have a cold sore. I have PJ bottoms on I then scratched my thigh while I have PJs on. Can I get genital herpes?

Your question: Doesn't really make a lot of sense to me. I can't quite follow it. But basically you need to know that genital herpes requires close skin to skin contact. It doesn't leap through clothing like pjs. ...Read more

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I have two pinkish bumps on my inner thigh. They don't hurt and aren't itchy that much at all. It looks like a cold sore in a way. Any idea?

I have two pinkish bumps on my inner thigh. They don't hurt and aren't itchy that much at all. It looks like a cold sore in a way. Any idea?

Go see your doctor: I hate to say it but there's not enough information for us/me to hazard a guess. Your doctor needs to examine you and take a thorough history. After all, the possibilities are almost endless ranging from lipoma to sebaceous cyst to ingrown hair to who knows what. Bottom line, go see your doc & give her/him as much info (history) as possible including travel, new meds & foods plus ill contacts. ...Read more

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Can Desonide ointment cause acne? Dermatologist gave it for chapped lips & after using it a couple of bumps appeared on lower lip. Not cold sores.

Can Desonide ointment cause acne? Dermatologist gave it for chapped lips & after using it a couple of bumps appeared on lower lip. Not cold sores.

Perioral dermatitis: We know to avoid cortisones for this reason. The technical name is PERIORAL DERMATITIS. Never again use any type of cortisone on your face. Use vaseline or chapstick for dry lips. The redness and pimples around your lips may be temporarily worse when you stop desonide. Tacrolimus ointment and oral low dose minocycline or doxycycline will help. You can also add spironolactone to stop acne. See a de ...Read more

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I have a slight pain in my lower right abdomen which radiates through my right leg. What causes that?

I have a slight pain in my lower right abdomen which radiates through my right leg. What causes that?

Could be many things: Like sacro-iliac joint inflammation, nerve compression in the spine or another problem such a blood clot. See your doctor for an exam if pain persists or your leg swells. ...Read more

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Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Leg itching: Is it discolored? Could be a bite mosquito/ spider or fungal rash or the beginning of folliculitis / abscess- a bacterial infection or eczema or dry skin or erythema nodosum a reactive -immunologic rash to infection. Would follow up with doc/ urgent care. ...Read more

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What are common causes of lower right back pain that radiates down right leg to knee?

What are common causes of lower right back pain that radiates down right leg to knee?

Disc herniation: Disc herniation below knee nerve pinched in spine above knee the list gets longer facet si jointmuscle spasm. ...Read more

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I have fluttering feeling lower right leg with aching on and off for 3 days now. What could cause this. I am over weight, & been in bed a lot lately.?

I have fluttering feeling lower right leg with aching on and off for 3 days now. What could cause this. I am over weight, & been in bed a lot lately.?

Lower right leg: You must go to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Have someone take you there. You will be examined and xrays of your leg will be taken. Once that is done the doctors will know what needs care. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Hi I have a cold feeling sensation in my right leg n foot and feel dizzy at times. What causes this?

Hi I have a cold feeling sensation in my right leg n foot and feel dizzy at times. What causes this?

Related or?: Symptoms in one leg may be related to the blood flow of the nerves. It is fairly easy to evaluate these on physical exam- check the color, the pulses, the movement, and sensation to temperature, pin prick and light touch. It's not clear how this would be related to dizziness. Either that is something else or there is missing data. ...Read more

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A month or so ago I had a cold and then these electric shock like pains started in my lower right leg from heel to knee, been here ever since?

A month or so ago I had a cold and then these electric shock like pains started in my lower right leg from heel to knee, been here ever since?

Spinal referred: When you have a cold with lots of sneezing or coughing, you can cause spinal compression in your back that causes these types of feeings, often call paresthesias. Start with core exercises and follow up with your doctor if this doesn't help. ...Read more