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Cold Sore Kiss On Cheek
Laser: The best way to heal a cold sore is the use of the biolase laser. The pain will be relieved quickly and the sore will heal quickly. If you have the area treated during the early stage of a cold sore when you feel a burning or itching the cold sore will not come back to that area again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more
Don't know: There are too many possibilities that it could be. You need to see a doctor and have it looked at to have a real diagnosis. Both of your concerns (cold sore or canker sore) are possibilities along with lots of other things. Most are not serious but it would be a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more
Canker sore like sores that are spreading
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!
Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The main other thing to rule out is sexually transmitted disease. Steroids are sometimes used to help with the discomfort, and it might not hurt to be tested for strep throat. ...Read more
Are canker sores inside mouth (gums, inner cheek) a form of HSV 1? Never had any blister-like cold sores outside on/around lips.
Canker sores?: Canker sores are ulcers of unknown origin. They may result from stress, citrus foods, irritation or trauma. They usually occur on the inside of the mouth and the tongue. Aphthous stomatitis (cold sores or fever blisters) are caused by the hsv-1 virus. They usually occur in clusters on the outside of the lips. Check with your dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do most cold sores have blister and tingle feel? Want to know if pimple or cold sore. Pimple like whitehead popped on lip. No tingle, blister.
Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The kind of herpes virus that gives you a "cold sore" is almost always type I (versus type II which is the typical cause of genital herpes), and lives within your body controlled by your immune system, until there is some "stress" (like a cold) and it can come on on your lip. This may be recurrent (due to colds, sun exposure, other stressors). It typically does NOT spread, even to lungs. ...Read more
Usually not.: Herpes rarely causes sores anywhere inside the mouth except on the hard palate. They are most likely "canker sores", although some diseases can cause them secondarily. Most canker sores heal without treatment, but if they don't, or if you are in pain and/or having trouble eating, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?
Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden outbreak (3-4 days) of sore spots on tongue, two sores on inside of cheeks, slightly sore throat. Not sexually active. Possible causes?
Stomatitis: The first event of cold sores, usually due to the family of herpes, in adults can be more symptomatic, more sores and more painful. You don't seem to have so many of them so it may not be primary event but observe and don't let yourself get dehydrated due to pain on swallowing, see your doctor when you can for proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sores on my tonsils without a sore throat. Slight swelling on right tonsil. Sores look like small canker sores. Looks like it would hurt. ?
Painless sore throat: Everyone has a different pain threshold - and some people complain only when excruciating pain sets in. Common things being common, you probably have pharyngitis - and you should get a throat culture and doctor's evaluation. Sometimes patients can have oral syphilis - and I don't know what your risks are - but the textbooks report relatively painless lesions can occur. So hope you can see a doc! ...Read more
Cold sores - HSV-1: Fortunately the answer is 'no'. If you've never had a cold sore erupt on your lips/mouth area, then I highly doubt you're a risk to your baby. Occasionally people may harbor the virus, and no obvious lip lesion is there (did your mom/dad have this?) A kiss has to be on the lips/nose/eye where there is a mucous membrane rather than intact skin. So no, you didn't get the virus from person who kissed ...Read more
If a person with a cold sore kissed me on the cheek, what are the chances I could contract herpes simplex virus 1? I washed it off 5-10 minutes after.
HSV 1 is prevalent: More than 3/4 of people have HSV 1. It is quite likely that you have the virus already. If you have had a cold sore, ever, you have HSV 1. Even if you get it, it is not a big deal for an otherwise healthy person. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
YES: If it is healed yes. Healing time usually 7-10 days. ...Read more
It depends to the: immunity of the person who is kissed. A blood test can show if you already have the virus and you are immune to the virus or you do not have the virus and not immune to it. People with hsv (cold sore) virus will sometimes transmit the virus on days when there is no sore. But most of us carry this virus with no symptoms since we were children, thus we already have it and are immune to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cold sore and I need to know if I can kiss my girlfriend tomorrow. like can I at least kiss her on the cheek or will it still be the same?
Any contact with: a herpetic lesion could potentially cause the other person to become infected. Have your considered anti-viral medication? ...Read more
What do you suggest if i had a cold sore and i need to know if i can kiss my girlfriend tomorrow. Like can I at least kiss her on the cheek or will it still be the same?
Terrified. My sister kissed my 9 week old on the cheek and I noticed she had a cold sore after. What will happen if my baby gets it?! Is it unlikely?
Unlikely a problem: Your 9-week old infant likely has some protective antibody against Herpes I (responsible for cold sores) from your blood. It is also not likely that a kiss on the cheek would inflict an infection. Eventually most, if not all, people will be infected with HSVI even though most will not have cold sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I kissed somebody on the cheek (cheek to cheek) and I noticed afterwards that he had a cold sore on his bottom lip. What are the chances of me getting?
Probably low risk: Herpes isn't all that easy to transmit. The brief contact you describe is very low risk, even if his cold sore contacted your cheek. Also, many adults have had HSV1 from childhood, the cause of oral herpes, whether or not they have had known symptoms. If you were previously infected, you can't catch it again. Be on the alert for oral or facial blisters/sores in next 10 days, but very unlikely. ...Read more
I've had a cold sore for 3days now kindof on tge inside bottom lip. I wasnt paying attention and i kissed my infant on the cheek? What risks are there?
My long distance boyfriend has a cold sore and I'm seeing him this weekend- can I kiss his face and can he kiss my face? Like cheek/forehead not mouth
It depends...: Is the diagnosis certain? Facial herpes can occur, but less common than oral (lips, etc), and it is unusual to have outbreaks in two area, i.e. both cheek and forehead. If he has it and you do not, best to avoid kissing and other direct contact, e.g. no oral sex on you. You could have a blood test. If already positive for HSV1 (as are half of all people), you're immune, can't catch it again. ...Read more
I kissed my boyfriend on the cheek and i have cold sore that is healing. Its a tiny scab now on my lip, will he get a cold sore on the cheek now?
Very unlikely: First, it sounds like your oral herpes was well on the way to healing and likely no longer infectious. Second, herpes transmission usually requires much more intense exposure than a brief kiss on the cheek. Third, up to half of all young adults have HSV1, the cause of oral herpes, usually without having known outbreaks): If he was previously infected, he is immune to a new infection with HSV1. ...Read more
My son is almost 4 weeks old I noticed I have a cold sore today yesterday I didn’t know I had one and I had been kissing my son all round his head I read cold sores are deadly to newborns this is not my first cold sore I had them all my life & preg?
Could be trouble...: If a cold sore is freshly oozing, there are lots of viruses there. If it hasn't broken open, or has already scabbed over, there is less chance of viral transmission. Herpes type 1 virus infections happen to the majority of people by adulthood. A new baby should not be kissed by herpetic adults until he is old enough to tolerate a herpes infection. A baby should be checked, if any signs of herpes. ...Read more
I have a cold sore in mouth. Kissed my 3 month old on head and realized he had an open cut. Could he get the virus? If so is is deadly??
Yes/yes: Please do not repeat this. HSV can be passed from a cold sore and infect an infant who has little or no defenses to that virus. No kisses until at least a week past where you think it is fully healed & consider showing affection some other way. There is some who suggest you shed virus even when you think you are healed. ...Read more
If I took valtrex (valacyclovir) to avoid a primary outbreak of cold sores (never had one before) and never got a sore can I have passed it on by kissing a cheek?
I haven't kissed anyone and i don't really share drinks so how could I have gotten this cold sore?
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