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Cold Sores On Lower Back
I have been getting blistery sores on my lower back, whenever I eat tomatoes, or citris foods. Is this herpes or cold sores?
Could be herpes: I have heard of citrus type foods triggering a herpes outbreak. You can also get skin irritation from citric acid if it touches your skin and then you are out in the sun. However, it could all just be a coincidence and your rash could be many other things. There is medication for it if it is herpes, so may worth it to get checked. You can always take a pic of it and show it to your doc later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bubbly blistery rash on my lower back a bit like cold sores, very painful and itchy. What could this be?
Herpes simplex I: Cold sores, are contagious and usually occur outside the mouth, appearing as small red blisters on the lips, chin, cheeks, or in the nostrils. Also known as fever blisters, 95-percent of recurrent cold sore outbreaks are caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus, not the type 2 strain that can cause genital herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have cold sores and cut in vagina, spit there and now am in serious pain to the touch with tingling at times & lower back burns could I have spread it?
Have cold sores. Cut on vagina, put my spit down there. Now its burns tingles and lower back too. Could I have spread to genitals, 3 months w/no sores?
Herpes concern: You could have herpes. It burns, tingles, hurts, and can occur in the mouth and on the skin. Type 2 happens mostly in the "boxer's shorts area, " which could include sacrum, genitals, or even thighs. A blood test will tell you type I or type ii (type ii is the worse kind). Treatment is the same: valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir, or acyclovir. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?
What could my lower back pain and fever be from along with a cold sore on noes and on off itchy skin?
Mono: Epstein-barr virus which causes mononucleousis, and has variable symptoms on the body. ...Read more
Pain in lower back left side under rib cage, and on second day a rash in pain area and 2 cold sores on lips, couldn't sleep without ibuprofen?
Cold sores keep coming back recently. I haven't changed my diet or anything so what is the problem?
Tips: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My younger sister keeps getting cold sores on her lips. They will appear for a few days, then comes back weeks later what could this mean?
Cold Sores: Cold sores are a herpes infection. You get such an infection from direct contact, such as kissing. Usually there is tingling of the skin followed by blisters which dry up, can scab, and then heal. Rarely, scarring may result. Unfortunately, there is no cure and the virus lives in the nerves forever. Therefore, the sores may come back--usually when under stress or there is sunburn. ...Read more
I keep getting cold sores back to back I saw one coming up so I used the abreva it went down n couple days later it came bk up what is causing that?
Herpes virus: Cold sores are viral infections and the virus "hides" in the nerves close to where the ulcer is. That is why they tend to come back in the same location. The best treatment involves antiviral meds. There is a topical application called viroxin that kills the virus and very effective at the early signs. However if your immune system is low, they come right back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dentist thought I had angular cheilstis but it keeps coming back. I have tried everything I used to get cold sores but that was over 5 yrs ago help?
Angular cheilitis: Angular cheilitis is thought to be a multifactorial disorder. It may require an anti-fungal cream. Some patients have a habit of constantly licking their lips which perpetuates the problem. I would suggest that you see a dermatologist for a medical history, exam, evaluation, definitive diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For the past 3 weeks I've been getting cold sores back to back - seems cyclic. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and lysine. What could be the cause? Healthy otherwise.
Immune system: Is a little down. Continue lysine. You can also take homeopathic thus toxicodendron for a week or two to improve symptoms. Consider seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to balance you and boost your immune system. Eliminate junk foods, processed sugars, increase fresh fruits and veggies to boost antioxidants. Drink more water, less sodas, more avocado, cucumber and celery (alkaline foods). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best over-the-counter product to get rid of cold sores and keep them from coming back?
2 good options: There are two otc cold sore medications I recommend. Abreva has been my go to medication for years, however orajel recently came out with a new single dose packet that has gotten rave reviews. There are no medications that will keep them from coming back. The virus stays with you forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 21 year old female and weigh 117 lbs. My cold sores are so bad that I can go two months with having them back toback. How much lysine should I take to prevent them?
Prodrome: If you frequently have cold sores, you should be well aware of when you experience the prodrome (early tingling before the outbreak.). Patients who take 2 grams of valtrex, (valacyclovir) and begin using an antiviral cream, such as denavir, can many times prevent the outbreak of the lesion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Normal: Called fordyce spots and are sebaceous glands. ...Read more
My mom and younger sister (no other siblings) both get cold sores (herpes simplex). I have never had one, am I at a lower risk of getting herpes?
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