Cold sore or dry skin - Doctor answers
I'm concerned, about my mouth area. I recently had a cold sore it healed ok? So in the process of healing I get these little skin blended bumps along with red lumps, I'm not sure what this maybe, I'm not a doctor & I don't know anything about doctors I
Mouth: It depends if the bumps are in your mouth, on your lips or on the skin around the mouth. ...Read more
I'm confused I've gotten a cold sore but it looks like a dry skin spot red what stage is this and what happens now I have no symptoms I used abreva?
Two possibilities: Either it is not a cold sore but its something else. The second possibility is that the abreva prevented a cold sore from developing. Put vaseline or aquaphor on it for a week or two. If it does not go away see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Dry patch of skin on top lip, comes back hard after I peel the skin (I know I shouldn't). Been there for about 5 days. Doesn't feel like a cold sore?
Derm: Hard to say without exam. Quit picking at your skin. Apply OTC skin lotion If persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more
Dry, red skin over upper lip. Crusts over& drys out& flakes. Not a cold sore or impitego. Started out as chapped lips& has been there for 2 months?
Will zilactin-l make an undeveloped cold sore look worse, before it makes it better? Cause im not sure if its a cold sore. I was peeling the skin off of my lips and that's what caused the sore. So if its not a cold sore I sure hate to dry it all out and ma
No: It won't. Herpes lesions follow a normal course of development and healing. Sometimes the lesion can be subdued, shortened, and suppressed. Zovirax ointment, Valtrex (valacyclovir) loading dose, or laser treatment at very first prodrome can all be successful at this. I have many "usual" recurring patients who come in at first sign and laser treatment does wonders! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29 female unexpected weight gain cold all the time. Red blotchy sore palms. Mass in neck. Fatigue. Dry skin...body aches. I'm very worried. Thanks?
See your doctor: You need to schedule an evaluation with your PCP. You describe many symptoms that are consistent with hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. Your doctor can examine you and order the appropriate lab work as well as an ultrasound or CT scan of the neck to evaluate the neck mass. Don't delay seeking medical treatment. ...Read more
Cocer: There are little patches designed to cover cold sores. ...Read more
I been having a cold sore for 12 days now I been throughout all The cycle now my skin is pink is it completely heal?
It will heal: Unless you picked at it this shouldn't leave a mark. ...Read more
Is it likley to give someone head while having a cold sore and them not getting anything? How soon should I have him get tested?
Relax: The other person probably already has this virus. Most adults have it but only a few have symptoms. If he already has it, he will not get it from another person. Since the virus is sometimes present between attacks, most transmission occurs from a person having no sore at the time. People who carry the virus but do not know it account for the majority of infections to contacts. A blood test can de. ...Read more
Time: You have to wait 10-14 days for the infection to heal. ...Read more
The area below a sore is somewhat raw, hence the color.
Clean area well. Not to worry. ...Read more
My baby is 4months old and he has white paches on his neck some times they becom red and sticky look bit sore but when they dry skin look like burnt?
Skin infection?: It could be a bacterial infection such as staph or a fungal (yeast) infection. The bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics and fungal infections are treated with an antifungal. However, bottom line...Your baby should be examined by a physician to actually address the problem. It is hard to give you a definite answer without seeing the baby. ...Read more
What to do if it pains all the time and even more so when I touch/pull the skin around it. It's also a little larger than an average cold sore. How do I get rid of it?
Herpetic lesion?: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Possibly: But unlike a pimple - it would blister. ...Read more