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Cold Sores On Ribs
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The sore on my inner top lip on my right side looks like its yellow patch. It burns & tingles from time to time. Herpes or cold sores or canker sores?
Possible: Cold sore is cause by hsv i while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the sore is actively shedding virus during oral sex. With cold sore, avoid contact until the lesion is healed over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The kind of herpes virus that gives you a "cold sore" is almost always type I (versus type II which is the typical cause of genital herpes), and lives within your body controlled by your immune system, until there is some "stress" (like a cold) and it can come on on your lip. This may be recurrent (due to colds, sun exposure, other stressors). It typically does NOT spread, even to lungs. ...Read more
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
First cold sores they are covereing my bottom lip and half the top throat hurts, gums hurt, cankor sores, all over. Can't eat. I'm miserable. Help?
Stomatitis: If this is your first time with cold sores, this initial phase is called primary herpetic gingivostomatits. It is usually accompanied with a low grade fever and will last 10-14 days. I would recommend seeing your dentist for information about this and the chance of recurring cold sores. A prescription for an antiviral medicine could also aid when the tingling begins at the onset of a cold sore. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script for acyclovir. If you are prone to these outbreaks or even singular sores..Then have some of that drug on hand at all times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sore like sores that are spreading
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!
Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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