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Fever Blister On Chin
I'm pregnant, and this morning I awoke with "fever blisters" on my chin. Is this shingles, and will this hurt my baby? I had a case of very mild shingles at age nine, and this feels the same. Burning, and needle like pain.
7 hrs after fainting and vomiting, fever blisters appered on my chin. Can this still be related to my episode? Or herpes? And is this contagious?
"fever blisters" are caused by herpes simplex and are contagious. We are all exposed to herpes simplex at a young age. Some people continue to have outbreaks during stressful times and with exposure to the sun. Others may never have repeated outbreaks. Your body was stressed due to the vomiting and fainting episode you had. Thus, the outbreak of herpes simplex.
Valtrex will treat this. ...Read more
Not exactly: If there is pain on the jaw or ear areas, associated with some blisters on the face, a doctor might want to examine the patient to see if it is shingles. Shingles needs treatment and followup, unlike the simple herpes lip sores that go away easily. Shingles is a recurrence of the chicken pox virus called zoster (or Herpes zoster, but is not the herpes in cold sores). ...Read more
Not cause, but: They could be related in some way. The virus that expresses itself as a fever blister can prompt your lymph node to work hard to attack the intrusion (usually an infection) and the effort can cause the node to harden and/or enlarge a bit. Also, it can be two separate problems. In any case, an exam may be wise to treat either or both. Feel better soon! ...Read more
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?
What are sympthons of flu I have appetite but throw everything up feel cold head hurts and a fever blister appeared before any of this happened?
My skin on my arm and chin and thigh has been itching because I may have touched it during my fever blister how can I ease the itch from those areas?
Cortisone cream: Try cortisone cream over the counter twice daiky. ...Read more
Throbbing/Pulsating left side node under jaw/chin area but doesn't feel swollen. I do have fever blister but ever had the node issue b4. Worrisome?
Swollen lymph node: It may just be a swollen lymph node, but I would get it looked at by a doctor to play it safe. ...Read more
I have some red itchy blisters on my head, hand, palm, body front and back. I had 100 f temperature once but after that no fever. What is it?
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing this don't know the cause, but there are only a few infectious diseases which produce true blisters. Chickenpox is unusual in adults but can occur, as can syphilis (get tested if at risk). More often this may be an allergic reaction or direct toxicity (like poison ivy, etc.) contact dermatitis. The lesions on your palms are disturbing. Do see a doctor. ...Read more
Go to the Doctor: This question verbalizes succinctly the very definition of when someone should go to the doctor. Please sign off of health tap and get to your family physician today. ...Read more
Had sore come up on lip continue 2 get bigger radiated pain/itching in chin to rt jaw. Dr said not fever blister gave gen antibiotic what could it b?
Lip sore: I am not so sure it is not a cold sore (herpes virus). I would consider having this biopsied to determine the actual origin of the lesion. At the age of 50, it may be a small skin cancer. All the more reason for a biopsy. The wound also ought to have a culture done to determine is the antibiotic given was appropriate for the bacteria requiring treatment. ...Read more
Son has a rash all over his body except head and face. A little itchy. Hands and feet have little tiny blisters. No fever no mouth sores?
Need Dermtologist: A widespread rash such as what you have described especially with blistering demands immediate attention preferably by a dermatologist. Without fever in an otherwise healthy individual conditions such as allergic reactions or immune mediated blistering diseases need to be considered and worked up by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a slight fever, blisters everywhere, a huge lump on my head like I was hit, a sore throat, no runny nose and I feel very weak.
I have a random blister on my chin, is it herpes? I'm also experiencing headache, body aches, a cough, sore throat and a fever. Help?
Remedies: 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read more
Your doctor can: Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Usually endure!: These are a nuisance. There are topicals to put on them that are over the counter. Your pcp can prescribe topicals and oral medications to treat and help prevent them. These meds are usually anti-virals. They are known to recur and painful, itchy, unsightly and can become problematic. If it is more than a simple case, see your pcp and discuss. Google a reputable web site for more information. ...Read more
Fever blisters are…: …caused by the herpes simplex virus (usually type 1, but can also be type 2) which is transmitted by contact with an infected person. Lesions don't even have to be visible to transfer virus. Never cured, it hides out in the body until triggered by stress—cold/infxn/ emotional stress/ bright sunlight/etc. Doc can rx meds to suppress virus & shorten course of symptoms. ...Read more
Fever blister.: Your physician 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Yes but...: But other than make it moist not do much. There are over the counter preparations that are available but they are symptomatic treatment only. Prescription creams do not do much either...just time they go away. ...Read more
Herpes simplex 1 vir: Cold sores or fever blisters tend to develop when an individual has a fever but can also be triggered by sun exposure, emotional distress, intestinal illness and menstruation. These blisters can recur in the same spot or in different locations. A sore or blister will typically take a few days or a week to resolve. Caused by herpes simplex I virus and are highly contagious. ...Read more
No way known: I know of no way to do that. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Healing time can sometimes be cut in half. But one day - no way. ...Read more
Resolve quicker: 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more