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I've had occurrences of cold sores on my lip  & chin. They last 7-10 days. Pain, puss, raw. How to prevent or treat? Thanks!

I've had occurrences of cold sores on my lip  & chin. They last 7-10 days. Pain, puss, raw. How to prevent or treat? Thanks!

See your MD: Cold sores are of viral origin. It would be best to have a definitive diagnosis that your condition is "herpes labials" if that is your condition there are medications that can be used to control the condition. There is no reason to allow this to continuously erupt. Please contact your md for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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 cold sores start with a black head?

Can cold sores start with a black head?

No: Herpes lablialis (cold sores) are caused by a virus that lies dormant in your body (specifically the trigeminal ganglion -which is part of the 5th cranial nerve). The virus can be reactivated by trauma, sunlight, stress, fever, etc and manifests itself as a cold sore. It does not start with or from a blackhead. ...Read more

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I use an electric toothbrush. I get cold sores frequently. How can I sanitize my toothbrush? At $22 per head I cannot afford to replace each time.

I use an electric toothbrush. I get cold sores frequently. How can I sanitize my toothbrush? At $22 per head I cannot afford to replace each time.

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Ask your dentist to write a rxn for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). It is an antimicrobial mouth rinse. You can rinse your brush head in hot water, then let it soak in this for 15 - 30 minutes, then rinse again and allow to dry. Also, you might invest in 2 brush heads and alternate so they dry completely. Good luck. The cold sores are viral. If herpes, ask your dentist for rxn for acyclivir. Often helps. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time when they are not having sores. That being said, if they are asymptomatic and secreting the virus, the amount of virus being shed is much less. You can be tested for infection. I would recommend knowing your sex partner And both of you testing for STD ...Read more

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What causes cold sores I have a clump of them on my bottom lip and chin what will get rid of them and how long will it take I also feel really tired?

What causes cold sores I have a clump of them on my bottom lip and chin what will get rid of them and how long will it take I also feel really tired?

Time: If indeed they are cold sores you never get rid of the virus. Stress and uv light are tow of the most common reasons they erupt. If you catch it at the tingling phase you can take viroxin or zovirax (acyclovir). In my office the laser does great for keeping them small and increases healing. But you need to get in early. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on the roof of my mouth, it occurred a few hours after I gave my boyfriend head the first time. I've always had cold sores.

I have a small red bump on the roof of my mouth, it occurred a few hours after I gave my boyfriend head the first time. I've always had cold sores.

Unlikely related: Sexually transmitted diseases may spread this way, but it is extremely unlikely that any symptoms or signs of such disease would manifest within just a few hours. It is much more likely to bet the beginning of a cold sore or something else. ...Read more

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Have extreme phobia of cold sores and am taking benzos for anxiety, which make me drool. Can this saliva ASYMPTOMATICALLY spread Hsv1 to chin, cheek?

Have extreme phobia of cold sores and am taking benzos for anxiety, which make me drool. Can this saliva ASYMPTOMATICALLY spread Hsv1 to chin, cheek?

No: You are either going to express them on the chin/cheek or not. HSV1 usually presents on the lips. The saliva is immaterial to spread/emergence of the HSV1. ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection? . I have cold sores and after intercourse with my girlfriend I notice white dots on the head of my penis?

Do I have a yeast infection? . I have cold sores and after intercourse with my girlfriend I notice white dots on the head of my penis?

Evaluation: If you suspect any infection or std, then it's wise to go to your doctor to be evaluated to see if it is yeast or bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland under my chin and on the left side of my jaw. I also have a cold sore on the left side of my bottom lip that is in some pain too. I've dealt with cold sores for around like ten year, but never had swollen glands. Just a little conce

Lymph nodes: Your gland could be swollen for a number of reasons. Activation of the virus that causes the ulcers on your lip or any other weakening of your immune system that led to the cold sores showing up. If you glands stay swollen for more than 2 weeks, go see your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your chin?!

Can you get a cold sore on your chin?!

Yes: Cold sores can occur anywhere but around the mouth is common. ...Read more

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I have a "cold sore" that has my gland swollen and my head hurting?

Please see your gyn: Or primary doc today as they can prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or similar to help cure the cold sore as quickly as possible and make sure there is no secondary or other infection or issues. ...Read more

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Is it likley to give someone head while having a cold sore and them not getting anything? How soon should I have him get tested?

Is it likley to give someone head while having a cold sore and them not getting anything? How soon should I have him get tested?

Relax: The other person probably already has this virus. Most adults have it but only a few have symptoms. If he already has it, he will not get it from another person. Since the virus is sometimes present between attacks, most transmission occurs from a person having no sore at the time. People who carry the virus but do not know it account for the majority of infections to contacts. A blood test can de. ...Read more

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What are lump under chin and cold sore a sign of?

The cold sore is due: To a herpes simplex type 1 infection. The lump under your jaw may be lymph node which has become inflammed in reaction to the cold sore. See your doctor if your sxs worsen. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and now I have developed a knot under my chin that seems to be growing in length and is red. Any idea what could be happening?

I have a cold sore and now I have developed a knot under my chin that seems to be growing in length and is red. Any idea what could be happening?

HSV: The viral infection resulting in the cold sore most likely has made a lymph node under your chin grow as it fights the infection, If it persists you should be seen by your provider. ...Read more

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Hello, my cold sore scab fell off on its own and I kissed my boyfriend. What are the risks of him already developing a cold sore? Esp on his chin

Hello, my cold sore scab fell off on its own and I kissed my boyfriend. What are the risks of him already developing a cold sore? Esp on his chin

Herpes: Risks are low but unknown at this point. Your friend likely has contracted HSV from another source as a child as you and majority of population have. ...Read more

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I have a yellowish scab on my chin. I thought it was a cold sore, but I got another. It oozes sometimes. It's kinda gross and it's weirding me out.

Yellow scabs on chin: Impetigo, a bacterial infection of the skin, can present with yellow scabs and crusts on the face. This is particularly true of young people who participate in contact sports, as this infection is transmitted by contact. This usually needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore that is a red lump on my chin. It's hard and painful. What can I do?

I have a cold sore that is a red lump on my chin. It's hard and painful. What can I do?

Sure it's a cold: Sore? A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the Herpes Simplex virus. Get evaluated to know if this is due to herpes simplex. ...Read more

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I have a small white head on my actual lip and I popped it and puss came out. I've head a cold sore before but this doesn't seem like one.?

Correct: This was not a cold sore. They don't have puss in them. It may have been a blocked oil duct of some kind. Either way, as long as it doesn't show any signs of infection, it's not dangerous for you. Hope it gets better! ...Read more

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My boyfriend touched his cold sore, didn't wash his hands, than touched my scalped to give me a head massage. Can I get a cold sore on my scalp?

Possible: But very unlikely. Odds are you are already carrying this virus. If you kiss him when he has no cold sore you might get it anyway. The virus is present on the skin intermittently when it looks perfectly clear, between attacks. Most people are infected with no symptoms and are therefore immune. A blood test can tell you. Valacyclovir pills are very effective for symptoms. ...Read more

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About two weeks ago when I had a cold sore I noticed a lot of my left lymph nodes (neck and head) were swollen... two weeks later and they still are??

Time: The enlarged lymph nodes are the body's response to an infection and may take up to 6 weeks to resolve. If the problem persists beyond 6 weeks or are getting larger, contact your doctor ...Read more

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I have a long lump under chin and a cold sore. Any ideas on how to treat this?

Cold sores: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Tiny cold sore on my left side corner of my mouth and a lump in the centre underneath my chin huge. Really scared what is it?! : (

Lymph node?: Are you sure it is a cold sore? You can get an inflamed lymph node from acute herpes. If you have recurring herpes, a valacyclovir [acyclovir] pill at the prodrome will make a significant difference. Prodrome is the tingling sensation announcing an impending attack. Most "cold sores" are herpes simplex type 1. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more