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Cold Sore Inside Nostril
Valacyclovir: Whether in a nostril or on lips or face, the standard recommendation for recurrent oral or facial herpes is valacyclovir (Valtrex®) 2 grams twice, 12 hours apart. Acyclovir also OK, but more doses. Do it ASAP; after 2-3 days, nothing will speed healing. If this is an atypical location for you, best to see doctor or clinic to confirm the diagnosis. But don't wait to treat; no harm if not herpes. Read more
Assuming a cold sore that scabbed inside my nostril. Not oozing. Can I kiss and have sex with wife without her getting it? Thanks
I have a horrible cold sore inside of my right nostril. I have also had right eye pain that has coincided with the cold sore. Related possibly?
Cold sore: Nasal lesions and eye pain can be associated with viral diseases the most serious being Herpes Zoster or shingles. Cold sores can also cause this. Touching your cold sore before touching your eyes can cause eye infections. Herpes Simplex infections could also cause this. Serious eye infections eye damage can result. Seek immediate medical attention if you have redness or decreased vision. Read more
Yes: If it is, in fact, it is a cold sore, it is contagious, both orally and on the genitals. Read more
Cold sore just forming by my nostril (no leaking blisters) and someone kissed me briefly. Lip may have come close to it. How high is his risk of inf?
Low but possible: The risk is low but it's still possible since you can't be sure no fluid got in contact with the uninfected person. Read more
I have a swollen painful bump on my nostril is it a cold sore? I've had it for 3 days and doesn't have a head like a pimple. It's very red and painful
A good history: A good social and medical history would be helpful to try to pinpoint what you may have. It is certainly likely that you have a cold sore, but I am more inclined to believe that you have a simple pimple in that area. I have seen several like this, they tend to get very red, no visible head on the skin surface, and very painful. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?
An outbreak.: Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script for acyclovir. If you are prone to these outbreaks or even singular sores. Then have some of that drug on hand at all times. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could happen: Recurrent oral herpes (cold sore) outbreaks usually occur in pretty much the same place every time, usually on or near the lips. But it can happen anywhere nearby, including the nose. If the bridge of your nose is a new place, a cold sore is less likely. If this is your first possible outbreak, probably it's something else. If in doubt, see a doctor for professional evaluation and testing. Read more
Possibly: But unlike a pimple - it would blister. Read more
No: Probably staph bacterial lesion. A DR can help you. Read more
Yesterday, I had a cold sore under my nose, until today, it's still itchy how will this affect my eating?
It shouldn't: Some food may be more irritating to the sore than others but you should be able to eat pretty much anything you normally do. Read more
I am prone to getting large outbreaks of cold sores on my nose, will compeed cold sore patches work or be large enough to cover them all up?
See a doctor: You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist. Read more