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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cold Sores On My Breast

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I have cold sores in between of my breasts what is happening to me?

I have cold sores in between of my breasts what is happening to me?

Not clear: Unless a physician looks at what you're calling cold sores you're not going to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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 have a cold sore in between breasts what does that mean?

I have a cold sore in between breasts what does that mean?

If it is truly..: Herpetic, direct inoculation of saliva or sexual secretions containing virus occurred. ...Read more

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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?

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

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sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

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

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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?

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

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I have herpes lesions on right side chest, arm pit, and back. Never a cold sore. What type of herpes is this?

I have herpes lesions on right side chest, arm pit, and back. Never a cold sore. What type of herpes is this?

Herpes zoster: Your chosen topic tags show you already know about herpes zoster (shingles). Almost certainly that's what you have. I hope you are on treatment with valacyclovir or similar drug, sometimes accompanied by prednisone or other steroid drug. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the causes of cold sores and what can be done for it?

What are the causes of cold sores and what can be done for it?

Laser: 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

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What are the causes of cold sores and how do you get rid of them?

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

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What are the causes of cold sores and how can I get them to go away?

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

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What is the cause of cold sores?

What is the cause of cold sores?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores in mouth?

Herpes virus: Typically precced by some type of trauma, bite lip, taco chip scrape etc. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause cold sores?

Can a yeast infection cause cold sores?

Possibly: Any infection can cause a breakdown of the lining in the mouth, but commonly this is caused by a viral infection. Best to see your otolaryngologist for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores in the corner of my mouth?

What causes cold sores in the corner of my mouth?

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

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What are the causes of you to get cold sores in your mouth?

What are the causes of you to get cold sores in your mouth?

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). ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause you to get cold sores and dizzyness and feel hot then cold?

Can a sinus infection cause you to get cold sores and dizzyness and feel hot then cold?

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

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Does abreva really work to heal cold sores? I feel like It did the opposite and caused my cold sore to spread

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What causes cold sores?

What causes cold sores?

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

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What causes cold sores?

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

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What causes cold sores?

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

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What causes cold sores?

HSV1: 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

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What can cause consrant cold sores?

Something else: Usually cold sores come and go...Maybe you have something else... I would suggest seeing an oral medicine specialist. ...Read more