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Causes Of Cold Sores On My Feet
Have a cold sore and used a towel after shower. I stepped on my towel and my feet touched the inside of my undies and pj's. Will I get herpes on vag?
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
I have a few 1/4"-1/2" blisters that appeared on my hands 2 days ago and I a few on my feet as well. Last week I had a cold sore. What is going on?
Palmar rash: There are only a few rashes that will involve the palms and soles. Some entirely benign, some serious. You should see your Primary Care Provider to sort this out. ...Read more
Get a diagnosis: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and occur on mucous membranes of the body. A similar virus, herpes zoster, causes similar lesions on the skin. This occurs in anyone who had chicken pox earlier in life. The virus lays dormant in the body and later reappears when you have lowered resistance, or are stressed. Talk to your dr. , get a proper diagnosis, and ask him about a vaccine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?
About a week: HFM is a viral infection that causes blisters on palms, soles and in the mouth. Can be associated with moderate fever. The ulcers in the mouth will fade at different rates. Drink cool liquids, soft foods like pudding, yogurt, ice cream. Avoid acids like Orange Juice. Annoying but usually a self limiting condition. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help with the pain. ...Read more
Can my 6 week baby catch a cold sore virus from someone 2 feet away calling out to her? Worried shell catch this life threatening virus :(
I shot ice day before yesterday in forearm & foot now it's swollen,red,and has fever. I've been in bed with a cold& sore throat ever since. Any sugges?
See a doctor : This has me concerned – I think you have a infection from where you injected those drugs. This can progress, including infection of the bloodstream, with organ dysfunction and possibly death if not treated properly. Sorry to scare you, but you need to get help right away. Doctors are professionals – you should not be judged for drug use – and medical records are private. Hope you get better. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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