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My friend has fever blisters all over her mouth, could it be hand, foot, and mouth disease?

My friend has fever blisters all over her mouth, could it be hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Probably not: A number of things can cause blisters all over the mouth including a number of viruses (including herpes but also many others) and also stress (causing aphthous ulcers). Hand/foot/mouth disease is much more common in infants and in all people generally resolves on it's own after a few days. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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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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How to get rid of fever blisters?

How to get rid of fever blisters?

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences are frequent a preventive dies of medication one to two pills a day will prevent recurrences. Document severity and length of episodes to determine if treatment of this episode or longer term is better gor you, . ...Read more

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Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Fever blisters: Before applying anything check with your dentist or pediatrician. Your child may have a viral infection called herpetic stomatitis.
Orajel is a topical anesthetic, but there are more effective treatments.
If it is viral, your pediatrician may want to treat it differently. ...Read more

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Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters.

Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters.

Nope, no effect: D-Lysine has absolutely no benefit in people with either oral or genital herpes. Do not believe the many misleading claims you can find online and don't waste your money. Acyclovir and related drugs effectively treat outbreaks (it only takes a single dose); if frequent, daily drug can prevent them. Use a strong sunblock if you find sun exposure triggers outbreaks. ...Read more

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What to eat to get rid of fever blisters fast?

What to eat to get rid of fever blisters fast?

Don't know foods.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites 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 oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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Is it possible that abreva cause fever blisters?

Is it possible that abreva cause fever blisters?

No: Fever blisters is due to a viral infection called-herpes simplex-1.
Abreva is an over the counter cream that may be helpful in treatment. ...Read more

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Are cold sores and fever blisters the same thing?

Are cold sores and fever blisters the same thing?

Yes: Cold sores and fever blisters are terms people use to describe a viral infection which usually affects the lips. The most common cause is by the hsv1 virus. They can be treated with anti-viral medications. An episode typically lasts about 10-15 days. ...Read more

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Is l-lysine effective in treating fever blisters?

Is l-lysine effective in treating fever blisters?

Yes: Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can hasten healing.
Not a replacement for Valtrex though. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly get rid of fever blisters?

How can I most quickly get rid of fever blisters?

3 options: 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

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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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I would like help with my fever blisters (cold sores)?

I would like help with my fever blisters (cold sores)?

Zovirax (acyclovir): Cold sores are caused by herpes virus.they can be treated with oral anti-viral medications available by prescription from your doctor ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of these darn fever blisters?

What method is there to get rid of these darn fever blisters?

None presently: The primary infection occured in early life. Repeated episodes follow virus living in nerve ganglion. Will not respond to oral antivirals but topical antiviral may be used. ...Read more

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My 9 year old keeps getting fever blisters. Why? Are they contagious?

Yes: Fever blisters/cold sores are most commonly caused by the hsv1 virus which is very common and found in most people. The virus is contagious and some people are simply more prone to getting the "fever blisters" than others. There are some meds, including topicals that help decrease the duration of the symptoms and provide some relief. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If I have been getting fever blisters since I was a kid does that mean I could have the other type of virus also?

If I have been getting fever blisters since I was a kid does that mean I could have the other type of virus also?

Vaginal herpes: Herpes in the genital tract can be either type 1 or type 2. Assuming you are already infected with type 1 with oral/labial lesions, that does not exclude the possibility you can also get type 2 genitally. ...Read more

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I am having an issue with fever blisters right now. Will two one a day vitimans hurt me if I takr for a couple of days?

Response: Hi MyraB. It depends on what’s in your vitamins. L-arginine has, albeit not with scientifically sound research, been shown to increase the incidence of fever blisters and l-lysine reduces it. Check your vita for these ingredients but remember, these weren’t proper statistically or scientifically sound research studies. ...Read more

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Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters. I have used them and they worked for me and a few of my friends. You need to take up to 12 in a day but?

Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters. I have used them and they worked for me and a few of my friends. You need to take up to 12 in a day but?

Not herpes: In your message after my rearlier reply, you said your fever blisters clear within a day of taking lysine. That means it wasn't a fever blister (oral herpes). Once a vesicle (blister) appears, no HSV outbreak can heal so fast. Effective treatment (e.g. valacyclovir) shortens average duration from 10 days to 7. Search online for photos of typical oral herpes. Lysine doesn't work for true herpes. ...Read more

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Am I immune to fever blisters? I've 29 and have never had a fever blister in my life. My whole family gets them, and my wife gets them frequently, and I even kiss her when she has them (although I try to avoid actually touching the blisters). I find it

Am I immune to fever blisters? I've 29 and have never had a fever blister in my life. My whole family gets them, and my wife gets them frequently, and I even kiss her when she has them (although I try to avoid actually touching the blisters). I find it

Depends: It depends if you ever had chicken pox before. You may want to be tested with a blood test to see if you had chicken pox in the past. If you did not, then please get vaccinated for chicken pox so that you will never get that illness (which can be a difficult illness in adults). You will not get cold sores or shingles f you never had chicken pox as a child. ...Read more

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Need help with fever blisters?

Need help with fever blisters?

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

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What can u do for fever blisters?

What can u do for fever blisters?

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

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What to do about fever blisters?

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

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Where do fever blisters come from?

Where do fever blisters come from?

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

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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

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

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Can fever blisters transfer to vaginal areas?

Can fever blisters transfer to vaginal areas?

Perhaps: A true fever blister will not 'transfer' to any other area. However, many people have re-activation of old herpes infections (cold sores) during times of stress, which a fever is. These lesions do contain some active herpes virus and can indeed be 'transferred' to other areas if directly touching them and then areas without intact skin in place. So you really need to know which is which. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure or prevent fever blisters?

What is a good way to cure or prevent fever blisters?

See below: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm can help heal fever blisters. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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