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Cold Sore Patch
Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?
Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more
Mom touched a old cold sore patch which was used months ago then she touched all my clean underwear with her hands after, is my genitals at risk now?
No risk, no worries!: The herpes virus isn't so easy to transmit -- only by direct contact, like kissing, never passed by sharing bathrooms, towels, eating utensils, clothing, etc. You are at absolutely no risk of herpes from this sort of event. Don't worry about it. Safe sex is all you will ever need to prevent genital herpes. I hope this has helped. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Treating both topically and by oral medication is ok. ...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?
I have a soretred patch at the corner of my mouth, it doesn't feel like a cold sore but vaseline isn't helping.
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