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

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

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 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


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Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back

Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back

Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital herpes), hands (herpetic whitlow), eye (herpes keratitis) and even brain (herpes encephalitis). Please consult your physician to make sure that you do not have a spread of herpatic infection. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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How do cold sores accur?

How do cold sores accur?

Virus: Two kinds of these are common, and both caused by virus. Least worrisome, is the aphthous ulcer. Occurs on the soft tissues of the mouth -- inside lips, cheeks, under tongue. The worse one is herpes.The first time you get it, it can be anywhere in the mouth and outside the mouth. After that , in the mouth, it will only be on tight tissues -- roof of mouth, and right along gum line around teeth. ...Read more

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