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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, 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
How can someone know if they are shedding if they only get cold sores not very.Often. And my test came back i had 1 and 2?
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 2 more doctor answers
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
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