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I have a spot in my arm that has red irritated skin with small fluid filled bumps. I have cold sores and am wondering if it could be related to that. ?

I have a spot in my arm that has red irritated skin with small fluid filled bumps. I have cold sores and am wondering if it could be related to that. ?

Possibly: related. If you are suspecting a herpes infection, which is whst cold sores are, it would be helpful to see your Doctor to culture that fluid for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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

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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My Cousin has a cold sore soon after he touched it he touched my arm.He touched my arm for 3-4 seconds.Could I catch the virus like that I had no cuts?

My Cousin has a cold sore soon after he touched it he touched my arm.He touched my arm for 3-4 seconds.Could I catch the virus like that I had no cuts?

Unlikely: Herpes is highly transmittable, but that brief a contact is unlikely to cause infection unless there was an open sore and a break in your skin surface. You should be fine, just be on the lookout for an out reak in the local area for up to a month ...Read more

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I was using arm&hammer advance white toothpaste &now i think have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth and maybe a pimple on my lip? How do I fix it?

I was using arm&hammer advance white toothpaste &now i think have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth and maybe a pimple on my lip? How do I fix it?

Toothpaste?: Could be from toothpaste but is unusual. Do you think you might have been exposed to herpes simplex virus. Kissed a boy with a cold sore recently? Or do you have history of cold sores . Dr can prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or you can buy abreva lip sore treatment over the counter. Don't squeeze pimple or anything on lips, since that will create greater infection. ...Read more

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Do cold sores itch?

Do cold sores itch?

They can: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. ...Read more

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How can I cure my cold sores?

How can I cure my cold sores?

See a dentist: Treatment of sores in the mouth can vary dramatically depending on the cause of the sore. So it's wise to see a dentist or physician to diagnose and suggest an appropriate treatment. Cold sores can be controlled, but not cured. Until you can see the dentist/physician, keep the area clean with warm water rinses. If eating/drinking is painful, try bland foods. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores fast?

How to remove cold sores fast?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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How do you contract cold sores?

How do you contract cold sores?

Direct contact: Cold sores or herpes simplex virus infections. It is spread by direct contact with actively flared blistering lesions. ...Read more

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How can I address a cold sores?

How can I address a cold sores?

Find out "triggers": See if you can figure out what you do to cause them to erupt! most patients have a "trigger", or something they eat or experience that brings the cold sores! it could be emotional stress, extended exposure to sunlight, exposure to certain foods like walnuts, citrus fruits, chocolate, etc! also, with experience, most people can tell when a sore is starting, so they start the zovirax (acyclovir) that day! ...Read more

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How come i get cold sores a lot?

Cold sores: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus that stays in your body. When you are mentally or physically stressed the herpes virus travels out along the nerve and produces a cold sore. Lack of sleep, illness, mental stress can all cause frequent cold sores. ...Read more

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How can cold sores be transmitted?

How can cold sores be transmitted?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

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What can cause consrant cold sores?

Something else: Usually cold sores come and go...Maybe you have something else... I would suggest seeing an oral medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores overnight?

Options: Probably won't resolve overnight. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more