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How To Treat Herpes On Lips
The cause determines: The treatment for mouth sores depends upon the cause. Scratches, abrasions, irritations, bites vs. Infections vs gum inflammation, vs aphthous ulcers vs fungal infections vs viral infection vs cancerous lesion vs sores caused by various medical conditions? It's best to see a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment, especially for any sore that lasts over 2 weeks! ...Read more
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
Get evaluated : I. An't tell you what it is, it here are some things that you can try until you see your. Dentist.Ibuprophen for the pain. Avoid hot, spicy food. If you did something that caused the blister like biting your tongue you will heal. If you don't remember doing anything you need to see a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cover w/occlusion...: With a break in the skin from either eczema (dry skin condition) and/or blisters, it hurts when pressure is applied on the foot because the skin will stretch and the sites are "raw". A way to calm the foot as well as provide some counter for the dryness is to apply cream, lotion and/or ointment under occlusion (coverage) - using such things as saran wrap, gel socks and/or bandage dressing. ...Read more
Options: 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). ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a virus. There are two types, hsv1 and hsv2. Hsv1 typically causes cold sores on the lips, while hsv2 affects the genitals. While there is no "cure", there are many effective treatments (acyclovir, valacyclovir, etc...) that can help to prevent or shorten outbreaks. ...Read more
Cold sores: 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
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blisters: A blister is an erosion produced by friction. It is usually best to leave a blister intact as the top layer of skin is protecting. Once the top layer is gone, sensitivity increases as does the risk for infection and chance of scarring. If the top layer is gone, a thin film of petroleum jelly can act as a barrier to protect along with a non stick bandage. ...Read more
HSV1 and HSV2: There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV), cleverly called types 1 and 2. HSV1 causes almost all oral herpes (cold sores), but also causes many genital herpes infections. HSV2 causes most genital herpes. Genital herpes with HSV1 causes similar symptoms as HSV2, but less frequent outbreaks and uncommon sexual transmission to partners. ...Read more
Simple treatment: A burn is a response of the tissues to injury from heat or chemicals. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily will help. ...Read more
I hv recurrent herpes labialis most comonly on same site of lower lip, wt to do to prevent n treat(meds) it ? Any diet control or hygiene maintenance?
How do you treat herpes in your nose? My lymph nodes are swollen too on the same side along the jaw area and are sore. I've had herpes before on Lips
HSV 1: Docosanol (Abreva) Treats fever blisters and cold sores caused by herpes simplex. This medicine is an antiviral topical medication, and is over the counter. There are some Rx Antiviral medications FDA Approved to treat HSV-1 infections and are best when used at the first onset of any infection. Best wishes. ...Read more
Antiviral medication: See your physician or if available go to an urgent care clinic to get started on an antiviral medication such as Acyclovir or valicyclovir. These medications can shorten the course of an outbreak and help prevent future outbreaks. The sooner the medication is started the more better it is for shortening the course of the outbreak. ...Read more
Possibly: But would need to see this to diagnose. ...Read more
Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?
Doubt herpes or STD: It's impossible to guess about the cause of this, but I agree this doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD. The large majority of genital skin problems aren't STDs. The doctor or clinic treating your balanitis is by far in the best position to figure this out and give reliable advice. Good luck with it. ...Read more
Possible: Herpes will not appear if you have never been exposed to the virus. However, most people have been exposed to the type of herpes that can cause "cold sores" on the lips. Recurrent herpes (i.e. Cold sores) on the lips can occur as a result of injury (sunburn is a form of injury among others). ...Read more
Via direct contact: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more
Is there an option to do something against lips herpes if it didn't showed up yet for the first time?
Why? : Why treat something you don't have? Did you leave out some other information ? ...Read more
All: All bumps on the lips are not herpes but it can be one of the concern that will require you to consult a dermatologist. There are many causes which cause bumps on the lips which may include simple reasons such as allergy to some foods, sunburn, bacterial infection, acne, even possibility of cancerous lesion in smokers, or benign growth lesions such as sebaceous hyperplasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A date just told me she has herpes 1 and 2. What are the chances i will contract it how treatable is it!
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