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Cold Sores On Ear Lobe
I have very painful cold sores, and now there is a rash on my neck and in my ear. What do I do to fix it?
See doctor: Sounds like you will need some treatment. So go see doctor for evaluation and get your help ...Read more
Is it normal that with each cycle I get a sore throat, sore ears and cold sores? As well, below the belt I always get fissures. I'm a mess. : (
PPlease see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Inner ear infection for 3 weeks, 3 courses of antibiotics. Must be a viral infection? Also cold sores, Should try Acyclovir next?
Started taking levofloxacin 5 days ago. By day 3, my lip broke out in cold sores, by day 5 starting to feel ear joint pressure & sore glands.?
Go see your doctor: You didn't mention how much longer you're supposed to take your antibiotic, nor why you were prescribed this specific one. Regardless, if you're concerned about possible side effect from any given medication, it's best to discuss this w/your prescribing doc who can then also discuss alternatives w/you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
Single Red bump on my upperlip line It doesn't have a head or any pus I've never had a cold sore. Could it be a pimple since sores come in clusters?
Red lesion lip/: Best to be examined and bx if needed>>>>> ...Read more
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?
Can the hsv1 live on a qtip that had neosporin in it? .... I applied neosporin to my cold sore with the same qtip I used to clean my ear...
No risk, no worries: Self transfer of HSV to a new body area is rare. The immune system prevents it, so little or no risk even without neosporin. If there were some risk, the preserative in the ointment would kill the virus. However, I suggest you not use neosporin for herpes; it won't help and might even delay healting. Talk to MD about a prescription for valacyclovir to have on hand; single dose is very effective. ...Read more
Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?
Inflamed bump on tragus. Warm, red, painful. I've never had an ear piercing. Could this be a cold sore, pimple, or what?
Have a sudden swollen lump under chin. Could this be caused by ear infection, mono, or cold sore?
Lymph node: This may be a reactive lymph node. These are the lymphatic organs that make antibodies to foreign, non-self invaders in our bodies, which is often infection. In this area, the areas that drain into those lymph nodes generally would include the lips, skin around that area and the the oral cavity. So, it may be a reaction to a cold sore in the area. Get checked by your doctor, routinely. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node with cold sore and ear pain. Recent oral surgery2 weeks ago. Dentists says possible staph. How do I know if its staph or fev bl?
Every morning I wake up feeling like I'm getting a cold. Sore throat/ears, congestion, a bit short of breathe, then it goes away after a hour or two?
Morning Congestion: It is likely that you are allergic to something you are exposed to while asleep, such as dust mites, pet dandruff or what ever else may be on your pillow or in the air in your bedroom. Try an OTC antihistamine and an air humidifier with filter next to your bed. You may benefit from consult with an allergist. ...Read more
I got a cold sore on my bottom lip the other day and the pain radiates to my jaw and ear. The pain is like having a bad cavity and an ear infection.
I have neck pain, fluid behind ear, swollen glands in neck and cold sore all on the right side. Dr. Put me on amoxil (amoxicillin) and steriods. Is this normal?
Is what normal?: The symptoms of neck pain, swollen glands, fluid behind the ear drum and cold sore all strongly suggest that you have a viral upper respiratory infection. The treatment with amoxacillin therefore might not be indicated. A general rule that most ENT physicians follow is this: if symptoms are getting worse after 5 days or not better after 10 days, we recommend empirically an antibiotic. ...Read more
I have a cold/sore throat. Scratched my ear, now a day later ear is plugged and sharp pains. Could I have scratch/torn it or have an ear infection?
You could have: Either a scratch, fluid behind your ear drum and/or an infection. Please have your doctor examine you so that you can know for sure and get the proper treatment. ...Read more
Pain moved in order of : throat, right ear, lower right back of head, top right of head. No cold sore. Numb finger tips, swelling right shoulder muscle. Hsv?
See doc: See your doctor for treatment and evaluation this way it will be managed correctly. ...Read more
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
Possibly: But unlike a pimple - it would blister. ...Read more
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
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