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Fever Blister Vs Cold Sore Vs Herpes
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
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
Thought I had oral herpes but I have nothing that resembles a fever blister or cold sore. I do have what looks like small canker sores on/in my lips?
Go see a MD: It is impossible to speculate as to whether this is or is not a problem without examination and visualization. ...Read more
Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see their doctor ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
1-2 weeks: A manifestation of a herpetic viral outbreak, they usually subside in 1 -2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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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