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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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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 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


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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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What is the cause for thining hair, skin peeling/ cracking with itchness at both lower leg and cold extremities (since child). Any solutions?

What is the cause for thining hair, skin peeling/ cracking with itchness at both lower leg and cold extremities (since child). Any solutions?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Left lower leg pain (shin) swelling sometimes my foot feels cold shin feels cold feel if there is something heavy press on shin what could be cause?

Left lower leg pain (shin) swelling sometimes my foot feels cold shin feels cold feel if there is something heavy press on shin what could be cause?

CompartmentSyndrome?: One of serveral etiologies to what you describe could be a condition called 'compartment syndrome'. This is seen in pnts who sustain sudden or repetitive trauma to the anterior aspect of the leg. Muscles in this area are tightly bound by fascia and may sometimes swell within a compartment leading to muscel strangulation. You should definitely have this looked at soon. ...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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