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Cold Sores On Foot
Get a diagnosis: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and occur on mucous membranes of the body. A similar virus, herpes zoster, causes similar lesions on the skin. This occurs in anyone who had chicken pox earlier in life. The virus lays dormant in the body and later reappears when you have lowered resistance, or are stressed. Talk to your dr. , get a proper diagnosis, and ask him about a vaccine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?
About a week: HFM is a viral infection that causes blisters on palms, soles and in the mouth. Can be associated with moderate fever. The ulcers in the mouth will fade at different rates. Drink cool liquids, soft foods like pudding, yogurt, ice cream. Avoid acids like Orange Juice. Annoying but usually a self limiting condition. Tylenol can also help with the pain. ...Read more
Have a cold sore and used a towel after shower. I stepped on my towel and my feet touched the inside of my undies and pj's. Will I get herpes on vag?
I have a few 1/4"-1/2" blisters that appeared on my hands 2 days ago and I a few on my feet as well. Last week I had a cold sore. What is going on?
Palmar rash: There are only a few rashes that will involve the palms and soles. Some entirely benign, some serious. You should see your Primary Care Provider to sort this out. ...Read more
Can my 6 week baby catch a cold sore virus from someone 2 feet away calling out to her? Worried shell catch this life threatening virus :(
Yes: Cold sores are sometimes called "fever blisters" and may appeear on the lips amd mouth, always on the outside, and sometimes on the cheeks and chin. It is dangerous if they appear on the eye. Cold sores are oftern confused with "canker sores" that occur on the inside of the mouth and lips. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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