Top
20
Doctor insights on: Herpes And Sore Underarms

Share
1

1
Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus is a common cause of cold sores. Realize that there are several "varieties" of herpes viruses. The kind that cause cold sores are very common. They are contagious, so avoid kissing/intimate contact, sharing cups or utensils while you have one. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers

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


5

5
How is a cold sore and herpes different?

How is a cold sore and herpes different?

Same: If you mean a "fever blister" or "cold sore" that you get on your lip, then these are caused by the herpes virus (usually herpes simplex virus, type 1, or hsv-1). This is related to the herpes virus that is typically associated with genital herpes (hsv-ii). ...Read more

6

6
What's to be done about cold sore herpes?

Some 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

8

8
How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

Herpes: The only answer I have is that you should be taking a herpes medication. There are three to choose from. ...Read more

10

10
How to know if I have herpes or a cold sore?

How to know if I have herpes or a cold sore?

Accurate diagnosis: Can be made with a lab test. A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex virus. ...Read more

11

11
Whats a cold sore? Is it bad? Is it herpes 1?

Herpes : A cold sore is an infection, usually with herpes type one, or "herpes simplex" 75% of us have this virus. It is a permanent infection that cannot be cured. Mist people get this infection as children from a family member. ...Read more

12

12
What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Could you contract herpes through cankers sore?

No: Canker sores are not caused by herpes and are considered an inflammatory process of unknown cause(s). They tend to be on the inside linings of the mouth. While herpes can infect the inside linings of the mouth, oral herpes usually manifests itself on the lips or surrounding skin. ...Read more

14

14
How can you tell if this is a cold sore or herpes?

Both: Cold sores around the mouth are very common, exacerbated often in sunlight, and are caused by the herpes virus. ...Read more

15

15
How do you know you have herpes and not cold sore?

Cold sores: Are caused by herpes simplex virus. If you have a cold sore or a fever blister you have herpes. ...Read more

16

16
I have to have herpes to get a cold sore? What do I do?

Herpes Simplex: Viruses cause cold sores. 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) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation wlysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

17

17
Could a cold sore or herpes be contracted from objects?

Yes: If you share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss someone with a cold sore and you were not previously exposed ot the herpes simplex type 1 virus, you can become infected. You may or may not develop cold sores in the situation - depending on your immune system. ...Read more

18

18
Is it possible to contract herpes when you touch a cold sore?

Possibly: An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. If you have not been exposed to the hsv-1 before it is a possibility. ...Read more

20

20
How likely is giving my girlfriend herpes through a cold sore?

Herpes transmission: Pretty good chance. The active lesions, particularly early on, are filled with virus in the tissue fluids, and any area coming in contact with the cold sore (fingers, eyes, lips, genitals, etc) is at risk. Best to be careful. ...Read more