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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friends kids were over 2 my house & they have cold sores, active lesions, my 1yr old & 1month old were both exposed. Is there anything I can do now 2 ensure they don't get infected & is there anything other than a cold sore that I should n lookin 4?
Cold sores: Your friend's children were very contagious and your 1 yo was definitely exposed if they kissed, shared toys and hands, etc. If you kissed or played with them you could also be potentially infected. Frequent hand washing precautions should be observed now. If your newborn develops a rash, fever, or irritation of the eyelids or eyes, contact your pediatrician immediately. Ban contact of your kids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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