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Doctor insights on: Cold Sores On Arm Or Leg

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Ulnar nerves: Commonest cause of this is ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Although most of the symptoms will be experienced in forearm and hands, some symptoms may be noted in upper arms. If the funny bone is tender to the touch this is the most likely case. Don't lean on your elbows. If elbows are swollen or red, get them examined. If your hand is weak, seek medical care soon. ...Read more

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Right arm is cold, esp. hand. Others notice it by touch. Also have wrist, inner elbow, shoulder pain. Hand Cold while sitting at computer or still?

Right arm is cold, esp. hand. Others notice it by touch. Also have wrist, inner elbow, shoulder pain. Hand Cold while sitting at computer or still?

Vascular issue?: Coldness in the extremity is often a sign of some underlying vascular issue. See the Dr. and get your circulation in the arm assessed as part of a comprehensive history and physical examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get fever blisters or cold sores in your arm pit ?

Yes: Yes you can though rare.It depends on the site of the initial herpes infection. ...Read more

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When i put any pressure on my left arm or hand ..(like laying head on arm or hand while laying down, goes numb. Circulation problem?

Pinched nerve: Symptoms suggest pinched nerve. It could be at wrist ( carpal tunnel) or neck. Since you take norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) it seems that you may already have neck pain and the posture of your arm causes pinching of nerves in your neck. See aneurologist. ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my elbow related to my cold sore?

Are the bumps on my elbow related to my cold sore?

Probably not: You would need an exam to determine the best possible diagnosis for any "bumps" on your elbow, but generally speaking, elbow lesions are not usually associated with cold sores. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Prolonged scalp and leg rash, with a sudden different rash on arm.

Prolonged scalp and leg rash, with a sudden different rash on arm.

These rashes may or: may not be related. I suggest you see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

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 more

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After hot showers have red rash on thighs, knees, and feet. Feet r bright red, swollen, & numb. Same symptoms on hand 2 nights ago, any thoughts?

Increase blood flow: Increase in temperature (hot shower) cause increase blood flow to the extremities and skin and you could have red rash type appearance and associated swelling and numbness. ...Read more

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Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes but you should have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. This may be raynauds disease. Raynauds is often associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder. ...Read more

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Can u get cold sores on yr arms & back ofhands?

Yes: You could get cold sores any place on your body if someone kisses you while they have an active cold sore. ...Read more