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Cold Sores On Armpit Diagnosis
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. ?
A cold sore in my nose made my gland under my neck swell. Today I have a sore lump at the bottom of my armpit close to my breast - are they related?
My cousin has a cold sore.soon after he touched it.he touched my arm can get infected.he only touched for a few seconds and i had no cuts?
My cousin has a cold sore.soon after he touched it.he touched my arm.could i get the virus.he only touched for a few seconds and i had no cuts?
Touch: Highly unlikely, but I sure hope you washed your arm as soon as your cousin touched your arm. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why'd u assume herpes? Please explain why u assume that diagnosis? I know of cold sores & genital herpes? Please explain & provide any resources. Than
More info needed: If you'll link to the original post you are concerned about, perhaps someone will be able to address this. Otherwise not possible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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