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Cold Sores On Eyelid
I've been taking Aloe Vera juice and have itchy red eye lids sick stomach after food cold sores on lips dizziness and sick after exercise loose bowels?
All Juiced-Up Again?: Now THAT sounds like something I"D like to drink (when I want to get out of work, that is...).You know, often we attribute the most notable things as a proximate cause to our ills. Short of a Mac Truck hitting you, maybe also consider other things you've eaten or been exposed to. Of course if you just started with that Aloe, stop it and see what happens. And if you are getting worse get to a doctor ...Read more
How is iritis and herpes related? Would it have to be herpes of the eye? (was tested for HSV 1/2. 1 was pos; 2 neg. No cold sores ever).
Herpes and the eye: There are many possible causes of iritis, with herpes being one of more common causes. As indicated, herpes iritis is usually associated with involvement of the cornea, or front surface of the eye. In addition, herpes eye infections are almost always one-sided. So if both you have iritis in both eyes, this probably isn't caused by herpes. ...Read more
Cold sore outbreak, hair from infected area accidentally went into left eye. 7 days since outbreak, what are the chances I infected my eye? I have had cold sores on and off for 20 years. Freaking out!
My eye is red and swollen with severe pain, it even hurts to blink. It may have something to do with these two blister/cold sores I had on my lip.
I think I have cold sores under my lash line of my left eye. Should I be concerned? Can it go into my eye? Had 2 small cold sores a few days ago on upper lip, they are healing now. Whole left cheek is sore.
See physician: I would see your physician this may be shingles. ...Read more
Potentially: That could happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Potential problem: Generally, the cold sore virus or herpes simplex virus spreads by being in the nervous system of your body. It is good practice to not touch your eyes without washing your hands first, preferably with soap and water (hand sanitizer has alcohol which can irritate or burn the sensitive tissues of the eye). Symptoms include redness, pain and blurred vision, but may not be connected to your problem. ...Read more
Yes. It is not cold s: Herpes simplex viruses type 1 and type 2 can both cause cold sore, but predominantly type I causes c.Sore and type 2 causes genital one. But the cold sore virus -can cause eye infection inv- cornea, conjunctiva, eyelids, and inner eye strs called choroid and retina. Cn cause meningitis, encephalitis, pharyngitis, up. Resp. In imm. Supp. Individuals they can cause wide spread inf. Inv. Lungs, esophag. ...Read more
Eye herpes: The herpes virus can reactivate on the eye. It does not usually cause a fever blister, unless the eyelid itself is involved. On the eye, it can cause redness and a very distinctive corneal infection called herpetic keratitis. It is usually not severely painful, but can cause redness, a scratchy sensation, and blurred vision. Treatment is by an ophthalmologist with antiviral medications. ...Read more
On the lid: It may not be necessary to rush to the er...If a cold sore is near the mucous membranes of the eyes then it pays to see the eye doctor as soon as possible. And do not rub the eye! Rubbing is way gets the infection into the eye and then that is a mess. ...Read more
Not Usually But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/oral_herpes/article_em. Htm 2) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more
I'm worried because my eye is swelling shut, I have a cold sore, and it's picture day, what do you suggest?
If your eye is: Swelling shut and you have a lesion near that location that looks like a cold sore - please see a physician asap! ...Read more
14th day of cold sore, it seems healed, skin's barely visibly pink. I washed my hands then touched my eye area, any chance it could spread to my eye?
Herpes simplex: Unlikely. On the other hand if you should develop any discernible changes such as pain, redness, alteration in visual acuity, etc., you should see an ophthalmologist asap. Vision is too precious to fool with. Always better safe than sorry. Good luck - I think you are going to be fine. ...Read more
Can you spread herpes to eye (end healing stage) by just touching your eye while infected or is it only if you've touched your cold sore beforehand?
Notice this: Cold sores are very common. Herpes in the eye is rare. Your immunity does not destroy dormant virus in a nerve, but contains it otherwise so it remains localized to the area of 1 nerve. So the cold sore comes back to the same place but only that place. Prescription Acyclovir or valacyclovir taken at the prodrome (initial tingling) will attenuate the symptoms. The pill is also used as a daily dose. ...Read more
Nothing to fool with: An ulcer on eyelid needs to be evaluated. Herpes simplex, virus that causes cold sores, is not very common on the eyelid but if there can lead to an infection of the cornea called keratitis. You will need prescription medicine, acyclovir, for either. It may be a meiobian cyst [oil gland for lashes] which usually clears with warm packs and sometimes needs antibiotics & followup eyelid scrubs. ...Read more
I have a horrible cold sore inside of my right nostril. I have also had right eye pain that has coincided with the cold sore. Related possibly?
Cold sore: Nasal lesions and eye pain can be associated with viral diseases the most serious being Herpes Zoster or shingles. Cold sores can also cause this. Touching your cold sore before touching your eyes can cause eye infections. Herpes Simplex infections could also cause this. Serious eye infections eye damage can result. Seek immediate medical attention if you have redness or decreased vision. ...Read more
I have some chronic sinus issue and occasionally have cold sore following it. This time, I have a pain in my eye and I wonder if it's ocular herpes?
Could be: That would be a common history. You need to see an ophthalmologist to make sure. ...Read more
Not necessarily: To avoid spreading the virus that causes cold sores, be careful to avoid touching the area around the sore and practice good hand washing. If the cold sore is new, your healthcare provider may prescribe topical or oral antiviral medications, which can help the sore heal more quickly and limit the amount of virus present. ...Read more
Little or no risk: This is theoretically possible but extremely unlikely. In any case, at this point there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. If no symtoms (sore, red, may itchy eye) within 5 days, you're home free. In the meantime, I really wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
Can my lip cold sore spread to the genital and eye areas? What should I do to prevent the cold sore from spreading to other areas? I want it contained
Low risk, no worry: During the very first infection, HSV can infect other sites, especially eyes or fingertip. But this almost never happens with recurrent outbreaks. If you've had cold sores a few times, there is no risk. To be extra safe, it's a good idea to wash or use alcohol gel (e.g. Purel) frequently and try to avoid rubbing your eyes. But little risk if you forget. No risk at all for genital infection. ...Read more