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Cold Sore On Eyelid
Nothing to fool with: An ulcer on eyelid needs to be evaluated. Herpes simplex, virus that causes cold sores, is not very common on the eyelid but if there can lead to an infection of the cornea called keratitis. You will need prescription medicine, acyclovir, for either. It may be a meiobian cyst [oil gland for lashes] which usually clears with warm packs and sometimes needs antibiotics & followup eyelid scrubs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friends kids were over 2 my house & they have cold sores, active lesions, my 1yr old & 1month old were both exposed. Is there anything I can do now 2 ensure they don't get infected & is there anything other than a cold sore that I should n lookin 4?
Cold sores: Your friend's children were very contagious and your 1 yo was definitely exposed if they kissed, shared toys and hands, etc. If you kissed or played with them you could also be potentially infected. Frequent hand washing precautions should be observed now. If your newborn develops a rash, fever, or irritation of the eyelids or eyes, contact your pediatrician immediately. Ban contact of your kids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.It is not cold s: Herpes simplex viruses type 1 and type 2 can both cause cold sore , but predominantly type i causes c.Sore and type 2 causes genital one. But the cold sore virus -can cause eye infection inv- cornea, conjunctiva, eyelids, and inner eye strs called choroid and retina .Cn cause meningitis, encephalitis, pharyngitis, up.Resp. In imm.Supp. Individuals they can cause wide spread inf. Inv. Lungs, esophag. ...Read more
Eye herpes: The herpes virus can reactivate on the eye. It does not usually cause a fever blister, unless the eyelid itself is involved. On the eye, it can cause redness and a very distinctive corneal infection called herpetic keratitis. It is usually not severely painful, but can cause redness, a scratchy sensation, and blurred vision. Treatment is by an ophthalmologist with antiviral medications. ...Read more
I'm worried because my eye is swelling shut, I have a cold sore, and it's picture day, what do you suggest?
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
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