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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 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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Is there two types of cold sores and what is the difference with the one under the nose?

Is there two types of cold sores and what is the difference with the one under the nose?

Let me explain: The virus that causes cold sores is known as the herpes simplex virus (hsv). There are two types of hsv, type i and type ii. Cold sores are usually caused by type i. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores in your nose?

Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits and acidic vegetables and spicy foods 2. Avoiding irritation from gum chewing 3. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. ...Read more

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Can u put carmex up the nose for cold sores?

Can u put carmex up the nose for cold sores?

Carmex for Cold Sore: By using carmex for cold sores, you can effectively reduce the pain of fever blisters and shorten the duration to heal. It produces best results if used in the early stages of fever blisters. The earliest stage is the tingling or burning sensation you feel a day or less before the fever blister forms. For many people, carmex helps them deal with the pain of cold sores. ...Read more

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I have had cold sores in my nose for 8 weeks now and it hasn't cleared up and every time i blow my nose clumps of blood is coming out what can I do?

I have had cold sores in my nose for 8 weeks now and it hasn't cleared up and every time i blow my nose clumps of blood is coming out what can I do?

Malignancy: Viruses, cysts, malignancy and the like can cause raw areas on the skin or inside your nose as described. Sniffing illicit drugs and/or the like can also cause similar symptoms. Please call you physician or ear/nose specialist as soon as possible to diagnose your problem! ...Read more

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I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

Possibly: Possibly it could be an infection transmitted via contact but it could just be abrasion from multiple blowing the nose and wiping the nose. A medicated ointment would help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more