Doctor insights on:
Cold Sore (Definition)
A cold sore is a sore that develops on lips. It is caused by infection with one of the herpes viruses.
Oral herpes virus: Cold sores are caused by a very common type of herpes virus that causes infection around the mouth. Many people have been exposed to this virus by oral secretions from another individual (sharing cups or kissing are common modes of transmission). The virus may cause recurrent symptoms in some people. There is no current cure, but some treatments for this who expeience frequent outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bump on lip is grey-ish \u0026 have been there for almost 3wks, seemed to be going away at first, how long does cold sore last?
Iv had a sore throat, than a multi symptom cold than another sore throat and stuffy head for 2 days, now I feel it in my chest. All in a month,normal?
Viral URIs: Upper respiratory infections can last a week or more. If no fevers, reasonable to take cough/cold remedies for a few more days for comfort. If symptoms persist or worsen, it is reasonable to see your family doc for throat swab or chest X-ray. ...Read more
Could you contract HSV if someone licked their fingers then fingered you? No sign of cold sore noticed on mouth, and how fast would you get symptoms?
Extremely unlikely: In theory, such indirect exposure could result in transmission. But this happens very rarely, if ever. In busy STD clinics, everyone with genital herpes has had unprotected intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral); we never see patients whose only exposure was hand-genital contact. Don't worry about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've just been recently diagnosed with the cold sore version of the Herpes virus. I have what feels like a swollen vein on the shaft of my penis?
Unlikely: that they are related. The cold sore Herpes is a different virus than the genital version. I completely understand your concern, but the two are very unlikely to be related. If you start having blisters on your penis, see your doctor. I have included a picture of herpes for your convenience. Hope this helps! ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Cold sore won't go away
- Bump on lip not cold sore
- How to get rid of a cold sore scab overnight?
- Cold sore that won t go away
- Can a cold sore appear on the penis?
- What is difference cold sore vs fever blister?
- Red bump on lip not cold sore
- Pimple or cold sore on lip
- Talk to a dermatologist online for free