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What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

A virus: One cause is the herpes cold virus, and is called acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. Another is caused by the enterovirus, and is called hand, foot and mouth disease. Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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I have a bad fever blister, a red throat swollen under my chin and my neck hurts?

I have a bad fever blister, a red throat swollen under my chin and my neck hurts?

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

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I was diagnosed with strep throat but I have fever blisters on my face and my fingers and hands are sore and tingley with bumps on them is this common?

I was diagnosed with strep throat but I have fever blisters on my face and my fingers and hands are sore and tingley with bumps on them is this common?

Maybe something else: Your description suggests "hand-foot-mouth" disease. A viral infection (that does not always involve both hands and feet). It is more frequent in warmer weather. Look here to see if your symptoms match: http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/ ...Read more

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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 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.

M.D. visit: This could indicate a severe infection and it is important to see your physician. Varicella, chickenpox, is one possibility. Drinking fluids and monitoring your temperature is also advisable. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are fever blisters?

Could you tell me what are fever blisters?

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

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What causes reocurring fever blisters on buttocks?

What causes reocurring fever blisters on buttocks?

HSV 2: Herpes simplex virus type ii or genital herpes is the most likely cause. Frequent recurrences can be prevented by oral acyclovir, valacyclovir or famvir (famciclovir). Good luck. ...Read more

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My son is has fever blisters inside his mouth and we were wondering how to get rid them?

My son is has fever blisters inside his mouth and we were wondering how to get rid them?

Time: Unfortunately these will have to heal on their own. Keep him on a "bland" diet with no spices and no carbonated beverages so that they do not become more irritated. Your dentist or physician can often prescribe a soothing oral rinse to help reduce the discomfort and enable him to eat more easily. Nutrition is very important at this time. Please see your dentist or physician to help your son. ...Read more

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Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Confused: Fever blisters are usually referred to herpes labialis (cold sores, caused by hsv, type 1 virus), which is not genital herpes (caused by hsv, type 2 virus). Occasionally HSV 1 virus may be transferred during oral sex to the genitals of the partner of the infected individual, but this is not very common. The best way to prevent spread is to avoid direct contact with the infected body part. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more