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Cold Sores On Palm
I get cold sores, what is the likely hood of spreading that to the gentitles of someone just through hand contact?
Cold sores: Two options: 1: Go to your local pharmacist who will help you select the best remedy. 2: Don't have hand contact till your cold sores are gone. ...Read more
If I get cold sores, what is the likely hood that I would spread it to someone's gentitles from hand contact with their gentitles?
No risk, no worries: Spread of HSV to a new body area is called auto-inoculation and happens sometimes during someone's very first infection with HSV. However, it's very rare in recurrent herpes; the immune system prevents it. (This is why couples both infected with genital HSV2 never pass it back and forth.) Use common sense hygiene, but don't worry if you touch your genital area during an oral herpes outbreak. ...Read more
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 (acetaminophen) can also help with the pain. ...Read more
My infant was kissed on her hand by someone with a history of cold sores (no active sore). She put her hand in her mouth; could she contracted hsv-1?
An older infant?: Actually, the majority of the population has had hsv-1 oral herpes already. We try not to spread obvious germs, so people with cold sores shouldn't kiss until the sores are gone. With young babies, it's best to avoid getting infections from other people. After a baby is older and stronger, such as at the toddler age, getting an hsv-1 infection causes mouth and gum sores, but the toddlers recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cold sore virus be spread via breath, just air no saliva? I breathed through my mouth onto my palm and MIGHT be developing cold sore under beard.
Can herpetic whitlow be contracted via indirect contact such as someone touching a cold sore and then shaking your hand (which has a tiny wound)?
Touching a cold sore: ..Is direct contact and could be a cause. Touching someone's genital organs is more likely a cause of whitlow. ...Read more
Can herpetic whitlow be contracted via indirect contact such as someone else touching a cold sore and then shaking my hand (which has a tiny wound)?
Yes but less common: It is usually spread from direct contact but in theory can also occur from indirect contact. ...Read more
If a person touches their cold sore, then touches your hand (handshake) or clothes that then make contact with say your lips, could you contract it?
If someone with a cold sore touches it, touches my hand, and around an hour later I use the bathroom and wipe my vagina can I get herpes?
Someone touches cold sore, then shakes my hand. I have a tiny wound. Risk of contracting herpetic whitlow/herpes on finger?
Unlikely: If you touched the ulcer directly with a finger which had a wound you might get this, but by secondary transfer this would be quite unusual. Nothing is impossible. ...Read more
My daughter hit my cold sore with her hand. But i washed her hands right away. Is there anyway that she can contract the hsv1 virus?
If i was having a conversation with someone with a cold sore and they touched their mouth then shook my hand which had a hangnail could i contract it?
I suppose but : That seems highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
SEVERE cold sore phobia; have something on lip, unknown.. Touched lip with vinyl glove. Do I need to wash this hand or did glove protect hand?
RELAX: Yes, the glove protected your hand. If a person has herpes on the lip it will NOT spread to any other area. Do you have herpes??? Most adults carry herpes type 1 but never have any symptoms. If you need to know if you are already a carrier, a blood test will tell you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The scab fell off my cold sore but now have like 4 little scabs in its place, yellow. My 1st cold sore. How do I clean it? With my hand or cloth?
My husband just got a cold sore and touched my 2 month old son on the hand after flossing. My baby often puts his hands in his mouth. Can he get it?
Sanitizer: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown instudies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). I don't believe that hand sanitizer will heal it. ...Read more
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