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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?

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

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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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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).

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

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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!

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!

Home free: After one week with no symptoms, I think you will be in the clear. Herpes in the eye feels like someone kicked sand in you eye. Hair alone would not be a good carrier of the virus. Rubbing herpes into the eye with your fingers would be the most common source. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Herpetic eye: Cold sores are caused by members of the herpes virus family (as is shingles). Outbreaks which involve the eye symptoms can be harmful to the health of your eyes and vision; prompt evaluation by a qualified ophthalmologist would be wise. ...Read more

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Possible cold sore on lower eyelid, what should I do? Its a small tiny dot starting out.

Possible cold sore on lower eyelid, what should I do? Its a small tiny dot starting out.

Stye: Your description sounds like a stye. I would recommend warm compresses and scrubs. If no improvement, you should go see youreye doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my eyelid, ear, and throat hurt when I get a cold sore?

Herpes simplex: This virus lives in nerve endings and surfaces on the skin periodically for multiple reasons. Some of the nerves endings in the area may be inflamed by the virus and yet only produce skin eruptions in a limited focus. ...Read more

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What is the probability of spreading a cold sore to the eye?

Herpes simplex: If you have a cold sore that means that the herpetic virus is in your body. If the cold sore is active and weepy and you touch it and then touch the eye, this can spread the infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptom if you spread your cold sore to your eye?

What are the symptom if you spread your cold sore to your eye?

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

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Can you get a cold sore in the eye?

Can you get a cold sore in the eye?

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

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What are the chances of me now getting a cold sore on my eye?

What are the chances of me now getting a cold sore on my eye?

Vision change poss: I agree with Dr. Lambert. Also know that sudden onset blurriness and floaters can indicate the beginning of herpetic infection in the eye, though this is uncommon ...Read more

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Cold sore on eye, or stye?

Cold sore on eye, or stye?

?????: Styes are on the rim of the lid, herpetic lesions are usually on the skin but without seeing it and because herpes can cause problems if it is in the eye go see a dctor. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on eye?

Can you get a cold sore on eye?

Yes, it is serious: You can most certainly get herpes simplex (the virus that causes cold sores) in the eye. This can be serious, so if it happens, you must see your doctor to start oral medication right away. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are the chances of me getting a cold sore on my eye?

Can you tell me are the chances of me getting a cold sore on my eye?

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

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How close to the eye can a cold sore be before you have to rush to the e.R.?

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

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I have a cold sore and it has travelled to my face and eye which is very sore what should I do?

I have a cold sore and it has travelled to my face and eye which is very sore what should I do?

See ophthalmologist: The herpes virus can affect the eyelids and the eye itself. You need to see an ophthalmologist to be sure the cornea of the eye is not involved. An oral medication called Acyclovir is often needed for treatment. ...Read more

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Can my friend transfer a cold sore virus in his eye to me?

Can my friend transfer a cold sore virus in his eye to me?

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

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If I have cold sore on mouth, and I tuch it, then rub my eye, will I get it in eyes?

If I have cold sore on mouth, and I tuch it, then rub my eye, will I get it in eyes?

Apthous ulcers: Herpes simplex infections on the external lip can be transmitted to the eye (cornea) by direct inoculation. Canker sores (inside) are n ot clearly due to infection. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my eye is swelling shut, I have a cold sore, and it's picture day, what do you suggest?

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

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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

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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

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I have a cold sore on my eye lid what's the most effective treatment?

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

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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

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If I have a cold sore, does that mean I'm going to get it in the eye and inside my mouth?

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

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Someone with a cold sore accidentally spit in my eye while talking. Could I get herpes?

Someone with a cold sore accidentally spit in my eye while talking. Could I get herpes?

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

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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