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Do Cold Sores Bleed
Yes they can bleed: A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and other places of the skin. During the first stage, they produce a tender sore, that can then form a scab and bleed. Use vaseline to keep the area moist, and try drug- store medicines for cold sores, or get a prescription for acyclovir. ...Read more
I've gotten 4 large bleeding cold sores in past 5 months. On aclivir for 12 months. Any prescription for relief? Over the counter creams don't help.
Recurrent cold sores: Sometimes cold sores (herpes simplex infections) break through antiviral medication treatments like acyclovir. That can happen because Acyclovir may not be strong enough. There are two stronger and longer acting antiviral medications, valacyclovir and famcyclovir that may do better at preventing recurrence. Recurrence is also more likely if daily doses are skipped even once in a while. ...Read more
If cold sores can be popped-whitish fluid-can they bleed after popping-like a pimple would-or is this more typical of a pimple? Unsure if HSV or zit
Yes: Any open sore can bleed in the end with pressure as there are some blood vessels there. We don't recommend you popping them as this may cause risk of infection in an open sore. ...Read more
What counts as a sore that can contract a std, aside from cold sores, by kissing? Does it have to be a bleeding sore or does any sore pose a risk?
My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.
I had a cold sore and I took prescribed medicine for it now it bursed and started bleeding what should I do now?
Continue meds: Continue your medication as prescribed and try not to touch and mess with the cold sore. ...Read more
You can lubricate: You can use vaseline or Aquaphor or chapstick. It will heal in a week or so. If you get these, you can take a pill at the first tingling (prodrome) which will make it less severe and heal sooner. Valacyclovir and acyclovir are used for this. Medicines applied to the sores are not worth much, in spite of their claims. A prescription needs to be filled in anticipation of the next attack because it m ...Read more
My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?
I had a small cold sore and tiny cut on my lip, which was not bleeding. I shared a cigarette with stranger, what sort of diseases I can get?
Rare..: It would be very uncommon to see you infected with any disease just for the fact of sharing a cigarette, unless you knew that this person suffers from a particular disease. Cold sores are very common and will probably go away in a few days. Lip balms will help recover. If no improvement after 10 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a tiny bump on my lower outer lip that doesn't hurt, bleed or puss. It's not a mucocele, venous lake nor a cold sore. I've had it for 2 weeks.
Fibroma ?: Needs to be seen to be diagnosed. Make an appointment with an oral surgeon. ...Read more
I've noticed a small purple bump on my lower lip, doesn't hurt, bleed or puss. It's not a mucocele nor a cold sore. I've had it for a couple of weeks.
Venous lakes: It most likely is venous lakes. Just to be safe though it would be important to have your dentist verify. A quick visit to your dentist should be able to rule out anything else! Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have some small white/yellowish bumps on the inside, back of my lip. In between my gums and lip line. Painful, bleed sometimes. Canker or cold sore?
Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it on but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more
My cold sore in the corner of my mouth has scabbed over & is starting to crack and bleed making the healing process take longer. Will neosporin help?
Angular cheilitis?: A sore exactly in the corner of the mouth could be oral herpes (cold sore), but more likely is angular cheilitis, a different problem. It's often due to a superficial yeast infection, and antifungal creams may help. Neosporin probably won't help much. See your doctor and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more
My gums are sore also the tip of my tongue and the gums appear to be red. There is no bleeding when I brush my teeth and no ulcers or cold sore.?
I had a cold sore on my lip put some campho-phenique on it and now I have little red bumps all over my chin lips and they break open and bleed or crust over with pus if I rub it because it is sore and itches woke up today and my lip and chin is swollen?
Progression of sore: Either there is continued progression of the cold sore, or your skin was burned by the camphor. Now it's best to see your doctor to straighten this out and get proper treatment. ...Read more
A lip ulceration: "Cold sores" are a laymen's term for herpes labialis. This is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. An alternative name for the condition is a "fever blister". It is often painful, but not always, may become crusty and is contagious. The condition usually resolves within two weeks but may reside as a life-long virus. Prompt topical and oral treatment may prevent eruption. ...Read more
Virus reactivation: Cold sores are caused by reactivation of a latent ("sleeping") virus in the nerves that supply sensation to the inside of the mouth. This is a "herpes" virus, but is most often not the same virus as the one that causes genital herpes. After contracting the virus from someone else's oral cavity, the virus can be reactivated by various triggers, including a common cold or other stressors. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Real cold sores, which usually occur on the edge of the lips, are caused by herpes simplex virus. This is contagious by touch, and that is touching anywhere. So if you have active cold sores, you need to practice good handwashing anytime you might have touched the sore. Unfortunately, you can also spread them when you don't even have an active sore, in your saliva. ...Read more
Herpes simplex virus: Oral herpes, occurs with symptoms of cold sores or fever blisters, is an infection of the mouth and cause by herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. After initial infection, the viruses are transported to the sensory nerve cell bodies, where they become latent and reside lifelong. Upon trigger, these virus then multiplies new virus particles, transport, and releases to the nerve terminal. ...Read more
Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more
Valtrex, (valacyclovir) etc.: Agree w dr. Ryan. Here are 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
Be Well: Give yourself lots of tender loving care: eat right, exercise, get rest, balance work/play. When life's out of whack, then we don't fight off infection as well ... And cold sores can break out. Think of it as a yellow flag warning that something's out of balance. 4 or more outbreaks of cold sores in a year? Talk with your doc about daily antiviral rx to prevent more cold sores. ...Read more
Cold sores are forev: Once the virus is in your body it is there forever. To minimize the outbreaks do things to energize your immune system: eat healthy, exercize, and do things to lower your stress. Avoid spicy foods or other irritants that may contribute to an outbreak. Antiviral medicines can be used as well... Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more