Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cold Sores On My Knee Symptoms

Share
1

1
What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,053 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Are the bumps on my elbow related to my cold sore?

Are the bumps on my elbow related to my cold sore?

Probably not: You would need an exam to determine the best possible diagnosis for any "bumps" on your elbow, but generally speaking, elbow lesions are not usually associated with cold sores. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Cold sores on my vagina?

Cold sores on my vagina?

You could have: Herpetic lesions on the vaginal area. Please see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

5

5
Dry lips, sore throat, diarrhea and lost of appetite. Also small itchy bumps (two blisters) on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet. Is this herpes?

Dry lips, sore throat, diarrhea and lost of appetite. Also small itchy bumps (two blisters) on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet. Is this herpes?

No: This sounds more like a viral infection, other than herpes. It should go away on its own. Just be sure to stay hydrated, given your loss of appetite. Hope this helps! ...Read more

6

6
Hello, my cold sore scab fell off on its own and I kissed my boyfriend. What are the risks of him already developing a cold sore? Esp on his chin

Hello, my cold sore scab fell off on its own and I kissed my boyfriend. What are the risks of him already developing a cold sore? Esp on his chin

Herpes: Risks are low but unknown at this point. Your friend likely has contracted HSV from another source as a child as you and majority of population have. ...Read more

8

8
Can echinacea cause fever, sore throat, sores/ hives on mouth. finger, foot, and genitalia?

Can echinacea cause fever, sore throat, sores/  hives on mouth. finger, foot, and genitalia?

Not likely: But this plant is related to ragweed and may cause allergic reactions of various sorts. You probably have something else and need a DR. Echinacea is useless even when honestly dispensed. When commercial preparations are analyzed, they usually contain something other than labeled. Don't believe the rediculous claims by unscrupulous, ignorant people selling this to suckers. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Cold sore swelling on lip and gum. What can I use on this?

Cold sore swelling on lip and gum. What can I use on this?

Cold sore : Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also ^ healing. * for lip: melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

11

11
I have fever swollen tonsils with pus, herpes on lips ( 24 y old and it's the first time i had herpes) irritated mouth and blisters on tongue. Why?

I have fever swollen tonsils with pus, herpes on  lips ( 24 y old and it's the first time i had herpes) irritated mouth and blisters on tongue. Why?

PHG: You have many of the classic symptoms of primary herpetic gingivostomatitis. In short, that is how the herpes virus (the cold sore virus) manifests itself for the first time in your body. I would go see your physician, who can prescribe medications to help you manage the symptoms. Unfortunately, you can count on getting cold sores in the future! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: and sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

14

14
Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

Laser: The best way to heal a cold sore is the use of the biolase laser. The pain will be relieved quickly and the sore will heal quickly. If you have the area treated during the early stage of a cold sore when you feel a burning or itching the cold sore will not come back to that area again. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
After hot showers have red rash on thighs, knees, and feet. Feet r bright red, swollen, & numb. Same symptoms on hand 2 nights ago, any thoughts?

Increase blood flow: Increase in temperature (hot shower) cause increase blood flow to the extremities and skin and you could have red rash type appearance and associated swelling and numbness. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I am getting cold sores on my lips on the corners and when i open my mouth it hurts! how do I get rid of the cold sores?

Use lysine: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. A supplement called lysine suppresses herpes outbreaks in most people. Also, avoid whole wheat bread, nuts, arginine, etc. Do not take lysine if you have phenylketonuria. There are also prescription anti-virals that you can get from your dds. ...Read more

18

18
Can u get cold sores on yr arms & back ofhands?

Can u get cold sores on yr arms & back ofhands?

Yes: You could get cold sores any place on your body if someone kisses you while they have an active cold sore. ...Read more

19

19
Sudden outbreak (3-4 days) of sore spots on tongue, two sores on inside of cheeks, slightly sore throat. Not sexually active. Possible causes?

Sudden outbreak (3-4 days) of sore spots on tongue, two sores on inside of cheeks, slightly sore throat. Not sexually active. Possible causes?

Stomatitis: The first event of cold sores, usually due to the family of herpes, in adults can be more symptomatic, more sores and more painful. You don't seem to have so many of them so it may not be primary event but observe and don't let yourself get dehydrated due to pain on swallowing, see your doctor when you can for proper treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more