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Cold Sores On Wrist
I get cold sores, what is the likely hood of spreading that to the gentitles of someone just through hand contact?
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: Modified reply: I first thought you worried about infecting your own genitals. Your partner is not at risk; HSV is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact. The only way to transmit your oral herpes to someone is to kiss or perform oral sex on them when the virus is present. To be maximally safe with hand-genital contact, wash hands first -- but really no worries even if you don't. ...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 boyfriend had cold sores on his lips, while having sex he sometimes would spit in his hand touching his lips and rub it on my vagina, can I get it?
Yes you can: That is a sure way to give a girlfriend genital herpes. Such a couple should together go to the girlfriend's Primary or Ob-Gyn doctor for her STD screening, and discussion on STD's, how they affect women, their sex lives, and their future babies. If lucky so far, she has not caught it yet. Also, if she already has the same strain of herpes as he has, then she would not catch the same strain again. ...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 more
I have what looks like a cold sore on the back of hand no pain at all abreva seems to help but still there 6 days?
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?
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?
Soap and water: Simply wash with soap and water however you normally bathe. There is no need for anything special. ...Read more
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?
Possible: Possible but not not likely. It usually takesore exposure than that. ...Read more
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
My mother has a cold sore and kissed my 2 year old on the hand and he wiped his mouth. same day he has small bumps on his lips, could that happen?
If someone w/ a cold sore on their chin & spit on my skin near my eye while talking & i used hand sanitizer. What are my chances of getting hsv1?
Slim: Slim to none, wouldn't be concerned.Get a more detailed answer ›
Virus: Two kinds of these are common, and both caused by virus. Least worrisome, is the aphthous ulcer. Occurs on the soft tissues of the mouth -- inside lips, cheeks, under tongue. The worse one is herpes.The first time you get it, it can be anywhere in the mouth and outside the mouth. After that , in the mouth, it will only be on tight tissues -- roof of mouth, and right along gum line around teeth. ...Read more
Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites 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 oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more