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Doctor insights on: Fever Blister Vs Cold Sore Vs Herpes

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What can you do to tell if your fever blister/cold sore is herpes?

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What can you do to tell if your fever blister/cold sore is herpes?

See below: Fever blisters/cold sores are almost always due to hsv, so if you have one, the assumption will be herpes. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed. For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that having oral sex with someone when you have a cold sore (fever blister) will give that person genital herpes?

There is potential: For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?

Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?

No: Cold sore, or oral herpes, will not cause low back pain. Initial infection with herpes can cause fevers, but back pain and fevers are more likely to be due to something else. ...Read more

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What is a fever blister? A cold sore?

What is a fever blister? A cold sore?

Virus: Both caused by herpes simplex virus type1 .Passed from person to person by saliva.1st sign of cold sore is tingling, burning, itching followed by swelling & redness.Within 24-48 hours, one or more tiny blisters (fever blisters) appear.These blisters pop & form painful sores (cold sores).The sores eventually are covered by crusts, which look like scabs.D crusts are shed &form again while d sore heals. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to walk around with a big or noticeable cold sore/ fever blister?

What to do if I have to walk around with a big or noticeable cold sore/ fever blister?

Cold Sore Options: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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I get a fever blister/ cold sore every month the week before my cycle. Is this normal? Also what causes it?

Cold sores are: caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. Menstruation can be a trigger for cold sores in some women. You could talk to your doctor about use of antiviral medications. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

Skin contact: Herpes simplex or fever blisters are a viral infection transmitted by skin to skin contact with someone who has been infected with the herpes virus. Herpes can be transmitted by someone that does not have an active lesion at the time of contact so active lesions are not necessary to transmit the virus to someone else. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

Virus: Cold sores are normally caused by herpes simplex i & most people have this virus living in the nerves of the mouth. Some rarely have outbreaks while others have them more frequently - usually when under stress. Your md or dentist can prescribe medication to help them resolve faster & reduce the outbreaks. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fever blister or a cold sore?

How do I know if I have a fever blister or a cold sore?

One and same thing: Fever blisters and cold sores are the same names for painful ulcerating blisters caused by herpes simplex virus. Many people carry the virus, it "hides" in the nerve trunks that supply the face. Usually occur on outside border of lower lip & rarely inside the mouth as well. It starts as a tingling sensation and becomes painful with time. Stress is a major trigger. It will go away~2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can a cold sore/fever blister look like?

Can you tell me what can a cold sore/fever blister look like?

Cold sore: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell a difference between a cold sore and a herpes blister?

How do doctors tell a difference between a cold sore and a herpes blister?

They are the same!: You can look at the pictures posted her about the variuos forms of herpes i and ii as well as other on-line searches and compare what you have but the only way to be sure is to have a professional evaluated it. Both hsv i & ii sores will look different at different phases in the sore from onset to resolution & a professional will know all the possible appreances. ...Read more

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Will anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?

Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can you do for a fever blister/cold sore, to make it go down asap!?

Please tell me what can you do for a fever blister/cold sore, to make it go down asap!?

OTC meds: There are a number of otc preparations (abreva for one) that can relieve the pain and shorten the duration of the outbreak. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more