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Do You Get Back Your Normal Lips Back Without A Scar After Cold Sore Is Gone
How to get pigment back in lip scar? Is peeling off a cold sore scab enough to leave a permanent scar? It's been 8 months since I had the scar
Limited options: If you are referring to an active cold sore, medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) can speed healing a little bit, but it mostly needs just time. If you are talking about a true scar it will become less noticeable in time, but scars can really only be revised, not eliminated. Talk with a plastic surgeon about your management options. ...Read more
I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?
Yes, most likely: Most cold sores are pretty superficial and will leave a reddened area for a while which usually fades over months, not days. If the cold sore had a secondary infection or the scab was picked, it can injury the deeper layer of skin and cause it to scar. This generally doesn't happen ...Read more
So I have a scar on the skin below the lips from a cold sore about 3 months now. Should i be applying something to it or just pray it gets better?
Keeping it moist: May benefit.... Don't get caught up in all of the magic cures that have not had the test of science...... There are many out there. The best person to ask is your friendly neighborhood dermatologist. ...Read more
Silicone: Gels. Biocorneum. Whyskin.Com has best prices. Lasers may activate cold sores so i wouldnt do that. Time will help too. ...Read more
Is ginger root good for returning color to a scar on the lip that is scarred from a cold sore? Dark brown lips with a reddish patch on upper lip.
I need help, I have had a scar on my top lip for about over a year now and I don't know if it is a cold sore/HSv-1. Any insight?
Oral herpes: If you had a typical herpes outbreak at that spot, maybe that's the cause of the scar. Otherwise, HSV isn't the cause. If you have oral herpes, it is not active (and low risk of transmission) until and unless you have a fresh outbreak with new blisters or sores. Up to half of all adults have oral HSV1, so you wouldn't be alone. A blood test can tell if you have HSV1, but probably not necessary. ...Read more
I have a cold sore in the middle of my nose and lip(not a good place)the part of it has healed but it's red looks like a scar.Worried will it go away?
I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?
Depends on where...: Hi there, to adequately answer your question I would need a couple more pieces of information. (1) where exactly is the red spot? By that I mean is it on the red smooth "inner" part of the lip or is it on skin on the "outer" part of the lip? (2) how long ago did the cold sore go away? Mederma can work if it is on the outside, but not inside the lip. ...Read more
I had a cold sore then it healed and turned white and now it won't tan. It's pretty big around my mouth. How can I get it back to normal?
Not much to do: When the skin is lighter after a problem at that location, it is called post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. That means the area lost some pigment-making cells, or the pigment-making cells are there but not making as much pigment. Thus, there is less (or very little) color there. The color returns in most cases and can take months to a year. If worried, one can see a Dermatologist after 1-2 months. ...Read more
Cold sore: Yes, it is. A cold sore is an open wound and as such the surrounding tissues will swell in an effort to help it heal. ...Read more
How long after a cold sore for the skin to heal and go back to normal? It's been 6 days and parts of my lip is still pink and looks bumpy.
Herpes: These sores usually clear completely by 10-14 days ...Read more
No, see doc soon...: Uncomplicated canker sore or cold sore of lip should run its uneventful course though expecting to suffer from topical pain. Topical undue swelling needs to be checked out ASAP to see if developing nearby soft tissue infection-cellulitis. To do things correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wishes to health... ...Read more
2times I get bump on my lip after stressful event, not a cold sore, when I had sore it would hurt, tingle. This bump is red no other sensation.Normal?
Could be: For you, this may be your body's response to stress-so normal for you. ...Read more
How do I know when my cold sore is gone? I get swollen lower lip, no blister or sore. Swab tested HSV1 +ve. Mostly healed, very dry and chapped lips
Chapped lips + HSV1:
also called cheilitis is a common, treatable and preventable condition. Stay hydrated, apply lubricant, do not lick your lips and use your nose for breathing. No other treatment is necessary.
There no cure for HSV1 infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Hope it helps. ...Read more
I developed a cold sore two weeks ago. The scab is gone and it is now pretty much normal, just like a small pink scar. Is this still contagious?
I had a cold sore under my lips. My first time getting a cold sore and it happened when i start kissing my gf. Did i get it from her?
Not unless she: Had a lesion at the time you were kissing. ...Read more
I can't live with my cold sore scar and I'm ready to die. I don't know what to do because I've tried everything to get rid of it and I'm lost now?
See PMD: B12 supplement and Pulsed treatment of cold sore will help. ...Read more
When I eat ketchup, mustard or mayo I get these cold sore like things on my lips any easy way to get ride of them ?
My friend has a cold sore on her lip and she touched the end of my razor, can I get herpes from this if I use it?
Lip bubble: A raised area on the inside of your lip that is clear looking and bubble like is most commonly an obstructed minor saliva gland duct. This occurs from food abrasion and eating trauma to the lip. When crushed the duct can no longer release fluid to the mouth. The fluid backs up and creates the bubble appearance. If small no treatment is needed. Larger ones, 4mm, or more do. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a fever blister/cold sore in my lip and its itchy, how do I get rid of it?
See your doctor re:: Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. 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. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Lip cold sores are usually caused by a recurrence of a herpes type1 virus, that lies dormant in your system until there is a stress. Lip sunburn is the perfect stress to bring back the herpes sores. You probably contracted the virus as a child. It stays in your body, "asleep", until at times of stress - fever, emotional upset, sunburn, etc - it causes new sores. These usually resolve in 10-14 days. ...Read more
It feels like i am about to constantly get a cold sore on my lips but i don't get one do you know what the cause of this could be?
Herpes: Herpes infections are what cause cold sores. Typically HSV Type 1. Very common, majority of population has been exposed to this virus. However, it's possible that the virus is being activated (the symptoms you describe) but not to the point of actually causing a break in the skin. Try increasing sleep as viral infections tend to be aggravated by stress. Best of luck ...Read more
Comfortable: Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more
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