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Fever Blister And Chapped Lips
I got a fever blister, what is the quickest home remedy to make it go away! Its such a pain! And can chapped lips cause them?
Cold sores fever bli: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more
Please use: Please just use plain vaseline lip therapy frequently. ...Read more
I have had ten fever blister like sores on my lips over the last two weeks. But no fever, in fact temp is always low.?
Go to your doctor: Lesions that are persistent for more than 48 hours should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
What's wrong if the area where a fever blister on my lips use to be has been itching for a week now but no clusters has formed yet?
Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2. . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...Read more
My son has multiple blisters all over his lips which are spreading very quickly. I have used the usual cream for fever blisters but this has not helpe?
See doctor: He needs to see the doctor sounds like the over the counter remedies not helping so see the doctor ...Read more
Give it time: If it's early on in the course of a fever blister there are some medications that can help. But it has been several days already you just have to give it time. Should resolve on it's own in a week or so. Here's a link to more detailed information. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cold-sore/ds00358. ...Read more
Zorivax: Yes it should over the first 5 days. Also try lysine, 1500 mg a day x 5 days to promote healing, to prevent cold sores try lysine, 500 mg a day, if you get them often (3 or more times a year). ...Read more
See your dentist: You need to visit your dentist so it can be determined if you have a herpetic lesion or just a sore spot. ...Read more
A few days ago I had a fever and now I have blisters around my lips! What can it be? And how I can get rid of it?
I got fever blister It usally on left side bottom lip this time right bottom it seems to be getting bigger going down chin idk?
I thought I had a fever blister forming on my lip. I applied campo phenique to the area. My lip doubled in size. What should I do?
My daughter has painfil little blisters in her bottom lip she has been running fevers for four days now what can I do to help her she is 3?
Stomatitis: Have you checked for similar lesions inside the mouth? If so, she could be suffering from primary herpetic stomatitis, a herpetic viral infection. Be careful to not allow dehydration. As my colleague pointed out, it could be hand/foot/mouth disease, also viral and needs care in the same fashion. Self limiting. Good luck! ...Read more
Very tiny clear blisters that do not hurt on the inside of my top lip (close to where my outer top lip become my inner top lip) Fever blister? Stress?
Confirm Dx, get Rx: Are you sure it's a fever blister (oral herpes)? Had it previously with the same symptoms? If so, then pretty sure you have it again. If new, see a doctor ASAP to confirm the diagnosis. Effective treatment can speed healing of recurrent oral herpes, and it only requres a single dose of drug (valacyclovir), but must be taken within 1-2 days of onset. Either way, call or see doctor immediately. ...Read more
Possibly: A fever blister will not travel to the eye to cause problems. But a "fever blister" or "cold sore" is caused by HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) latent in the body. It activates at times of stress or low immunity to cause a cold sore on the lip or mouth, or to cause Herpetic Eye Disease, which commonly manifests on the surface of the eye but could affect the inside of the eye. ...Read more
Cold sores/swelling: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies 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 w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Acyclovir: A fever blister is likely a cold sore - caused by a herpes virus. The only way to treat it is to take acyclovir or valacyclovir - both prescriptions you can get from your doctor. There are OTC creams which also work in mild cases but understand that it is herpes and it will recur. There is no cure, it is lifelong. ...Read more
Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient that lip palm helps ...Read more
I have 2 awful fever blisters on my lower lip, they take forever to go away. Is there any way I can make them heal faster?
1) See your doctor and get an anti-viral medication.
You can shed virus even after the sores dry. Or...
2) There is an OTC creme called Abreva. In my experience Abreva works on some patients and not on others.
These sores are caused by Herpes Type I virus. This is not genital herpes. No kissing, wash hands frequently and keep fingers away from eyes. Do not transfer virus to eyes or other people ...Read more
Is it better to pop fever blisters on my lip or to let them ride out their course. They are just spreading and I would like the to go away.
Not to pop:
Assuming it is indeed herpes simplex fever blister.
1) it is small, near surface, viral, short duration
2) virus is not very likely to spread or cause other sites of infection BUT. Getting realy fresh exudate and spreading it in open wound or eye is one way to cause the worst outcome and if let alone the virus dies out by the time the blister pops on its own (don't get it in your eye in any case). ...Read more
I broke out with a fever blister yesterday so it's fresh. I used a towel to dry my face and lips the used it to dry my eyes. Should I be worried?
May: Just relax and do not worry. Just remember in the future pls do not touch your cold sore then your eye or other body part. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch the source. You may be OK. ...Read more
My bestfriend's bf gets lip blisters ever since he was a kid. He got them last in 2012 due to sun exposure, this time after a fever. Is it contagious?
Fever blister I've had them all my life and generally treat with valacyclovir. This one has been unusually hard to heal and has seemed to start over from the beginning when it was almost gone, and has seemed to start spreading away from my lip. I've also
Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! They usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore (impetigo).
If your cold sores do not resolve as usual in 7-10 days or seem to be worsening, you should see your doctor. You could be developing impetigo again or if you have another skin disease such as eczema, you may need more aggressive treatment to get your cold sores under control. Good luck! ...Read more
See below: Tincture of "time". Wait it out, healing simply takes time. But pain meds and oral gels for the pain can help. Also, if this is chronic, talk to you doc about a trial of antivirals and whether your particular case warrants this. ...Read more