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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

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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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 eply, you said your fever blister clears within a day of taking lysine. That proves 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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more