Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Cold Sores On My Breast
Not clear: Unless a physician looks at what you're calling cold sores you're not going to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
I had a cold sore on my breast and I don't know why... Where did I get it or is this a symptom of a serious illness?
See a doctor: Have somebody with professional training get a look at this. Cold sores on the breast do not generally happen, and am afraid this may be something more severe. Get it looked at, by a dermatologist if possible. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
A cold sore in my nose made my gland under my neck swell. Today I have a sore lump at the bottom of my armpit close to my breast - are they related?
sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?
See a physician!: Your symptoms are worrisome for possible pneumonia. You may need antibiotic treatment. It's not possible or proper to make a diagnosis without examining you and taking a medical history. Stop looking for answers on the internet and see a physician as soon as possible. Your delay in seeing a physician may allow any infection to get worse, making it more difficult to cure. ...Read more
I have what looks like a cold sore feels like a pimple if I touch it like sore. And I am not breastfeeding and have never breasted. Just wondering if?
Where is your lesion: Sounds like a skin infection which can be due to bacteria or viruses. Like you say, it could be a pimple, abscess, cold sore, etc. I would try hot compresses to see if this helps and if no resolution have someone look at it so they can start you on the right medicine. Depending on the location, this can provide some clues as to what it may be. ...Read more
I have herpes lesions on right side chest, arm pit, and back. Never a cold sore. What type of herpes is this?
Nausea, cold sore, headache, stomach and chest pain. What's wrong with me? I've lost my appetite and just don't feel well at all.
Red, sore, bumps that keep recurring. First occured on collar bones, now lower on chest. Antibiotics, bactroban, (mupirocin) anti-histamines&cold sore patches don't help?
See dermatologist: I think it is time for you to consult a dermatologist who may do a biopsy of the lesion to look at the potential causes for your skin problem. Some times this may be from a drug you have been taking. ...Read more
My 2yo son has cold sore and herpetic whitlow. He is given cephalexin to treat infection on finger. Now we saw red bumps on chest and back. What is it
A herpetic whitlow: Is not a bacterial infection and, if that is what the finger issue is, does not require antimicrobials. ...Read more
Nearly everytime I get a cold (sore throat and/or runny nose) it progresses to a chest infection / bronchitis. It's so frustrating! I have post nasal drip & silent acid reflux. How can I stop it progressing to chest infection every time?
Canker sores or aphatous ulcers have no know cause except they are triggered by trauma, stress, spicy, citrus food. Not everyone gets them though. They are recurring and even though there are some medication that help cut the cycle down from 14 days, I am a big proponent
of laser treatment. Recent studies have shown laser treatment of the area can stop the pain immediately and cut the cycle ...Read more
Herpes simplex virus: Cold sores are painful blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). 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 3x / day at the onset, can work. ...Read more
HSV-1: Cold sores are painful blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). 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 3 x/ day at the onset can help. ...Read more
Herpes simplex virus: Cold sores are a re-activation of latent herpes simplex virus infection, at the corners of the mouth or elsewhere. Not all sores at the corners of the mouth are cold sores, though; more commonly, cracking or oozing of the skin here represents "angular cheilitis"--the result of frequent exposure to saliva, and may become secondarily infected by bacteria or yeast. See your dentist for more info. ...Read more
Yes and no: You generally get cold sores when your immune system is down. A sinus infection can tax your immune system, . So they are an indirect cause. ...Read more
Does abreva really work to heal cold sores? I feel like It did the opposite and caused my cold sore to spread
Not effective: Docosanol (Abreva) slightly inhibits the virus in the lab, but not effective in treating oral herpes. So it's not quite quackery, but comes close. But it shouldn't make an outbreak worse, unless maybe you're allergic and it caused increased redness, itching, etc. Ask your doctor about a prescription for valacyclovir: 2 g twice, 12 hr apart as soon as an outbreak starts, is very effective. ...Read more
Topamax helped my pain but caused me to break out with acne and get cold sores. Why could that be? What else can I try?
See your MD: Topomax is not given for pain and should be stopped if a drug rash is suspected ...Read more
My boyfriend always gets cold sores below his lip, I did a herpes test and I don't have it, are cold sores always caused by herpes? If not, what?
Oral herpes: Probaby your bf has oral herpes (cold sores). It is always caused by herpes simplex virus, usually type 1 (HSV1). Herpes isn't so easily transmitted; many partners don't catch it. But play it safe: if you have neg HSV1 blood test, he shouldn't kiss or perform oral sex on you during an outbreak. Transmission might still occur, but not likely; and easily treated if it happens and start Rx early. ...Read more
I get cold sores before my period maybe twice a year. Is it normal to get cold sores before your period, what could be the cause and how can you prevent them?
Herpes virus: The herpes virus causes cold sores and outbreaks often happen during times of stress to you body, like your period. You can prevent them by trying to get good rest and avoiding stress. Talk to your doc to have some medicine, usually valacyclovir, on hand and begin taking it as soon as you feel the first sign it's coming. It will help shorten the length and severity of an outbreak. ...Read more
Virus reactivation: Cold sores are caused by reactivation of a latent ("sleeping") virus in the nerves that supply sensation to the inside of the mouth. This is a "herpes" virus, but is most often not the same virus as the one that causes genital herpes. After contracting the virus from someone else's oral cavity, the virus can be reactivated by various triggers, including a common cold or other stressors. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Real cold sores, which usually occur on the edge of the lips, are caused by herpes simplex virus. This is contagious by touch, and that is touching anywhere. So if you have active cold sores, you need to practice good handwashing anytime you might have touched the sore. Unfortunately, you can also spread them when you don't even have an active sore, in your saliva. ...Read more
Herpes simplex virus: Oral herpes, occurs with symptoms of cold sores or fever blisters, is an infection of the mouth and cause by herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. After initial infection, the viruses are transported to the sensory nerve cell bodies, where they become latent and reside lifelong. Upon trigger, these virus then multiplies new virus particles, transport, and releases to the nerve terminal. ...Read more
Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Causes of cold sores on my knee
- Causes of cold sores on my feet
- Cold sores on my shoulder
- Causes of cold sores on ears
- Causes of cold sores on shoulders
- Cold sores on my big toe
- Cold sores on my wrist symptoms
- What are the causes of cold sores on lips?
- Causes of cold sores on my hands