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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cold Sores On My Knee

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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.

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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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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Can emotional stress cause cold sores?

Can emotional stress cause cold sores?

YES...: If you have frequent outbreaks & they are causing more stress it can be a vicious circle. Try asking your dentist or google laser treatment of cold sores. We are hearing about significant reduction in frequency of attacks & getting good reports on laser for cold sores from many doctors. This has been my experience with patients as well. Laser treatment results vary as each case is different.

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What are possible causes of ulcers and cold sores?

What are possible causes of ulcers and cold sores?

Virus and Stress: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) may be caused by a virus that stays inactive in your body until you are stressed or experience illness such as a cold. In addition, it could be caused by a vitamin B12 or vitamin d deficiency. Take a multi-vitamin everyday, spend some time in the sun, and find ways decrease stress. Your dentist or doctor can also prescribe an antiviral.

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For the past 3 weeks I've been getting cold sores back to back - seems cyclic. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and lysine. What could be the cause? Healthy otherwise.

For the past 3 weeks I've been getting cold sores back to back - seems cyclic. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and lysine. What could be the cause? Healthy otherwise.

Immune system: Is a little down. Continue lysine. You can also take homeopathic thus toxicodendron for a week or two to improve symptoms. Consider seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to balance you and boost your immune system. Eliminate junk foods, processed sugars, increase fresh fruits and veggies to boost antioxidants. Drink more water, less sodas, more avocado, cucumber and celery (alkaline foods).

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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.

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What causes cold sores?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why causes multiple cold sores at once?

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Herpetic lesion: Small, multiple cold sores is the cause of herpetic lesion, and should be treated with antiviral medication.

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What could be the causes of repetitive cold sores, ?

What could be the causes of repetitive cold sores, ?

Stress: Stress brings out herpetic viruses that are stored in our nerve ganglion in the form of cold sores.

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