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I got a cold sore from probably drinking from someone elses cup, what should I put on it?

I got a cold sore from probably drinking from someone elses cup, what should I put on it?

Tx options.: 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) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I think I got a cold sore, I had never had one before and idk how I could have gotten one. Does that mean I'll keep getting them in the future?

I think I got a cold sore, I had never had one before and idk how I could have gotten one. Does that mean I'll keep getting them in the future?

You don't know: This might have been your introduction to the virus, but probably it was there for a long time dormant before showing now. If you have had it only a week, a blood test will answer the question because the blood test will not become positive until after at least a week. In case you experience significant recurrent attacks----too soon to know----there are pills which are very effective. ...Read more

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I got a cold sore and my doctor said I could never five peak sex again. Is this true? How about kissing is that safe after the cold sore is gone?

I got a cold sore and my doctor said I could never five peak sex again. Is this true? How about kissing is that safe after the cold sore is gone?

Herpes: I have no idea what your physician really said, but it appears you have not been properly diagnosed. Sores do not in any way predict what type of herpes you have or even if you are contagious or not when you have a sore. First you need to know with a blood test what herpes you have. 75% of us have Herpes Type One (Herpes Simplex) and 25% have Genital Herpes. A person cannot get it again. ...Read more

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My mother said that I got a cold sore (otherwise known as herpes) from my gf and need to stop?

My mother said that I got a cold sore (otherwise known as herpes) from my gf and need to stop?

Too late...: If you have already been infected with oral herpes...It's too late. It's a form of the herpes virus you get and carry with you the rest of your life. It will recur as painful ulcerating lesions throughout life. Sorry....But actually the majority of people have the oral version of herpes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother said that I got a cold sore (otherwise known as herpes) helpp?

What do you suggest if my mother said that I got a cold sore (otherwise known as herpes) helpp?

Herpes: If it is a cold sore,there are many cold viruses (herpes)known Also as herpes simplex,has a tendency to recurr under stress,self limiting,different from sexually transmitted,if you are concerned seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I was recently exposed to paint fumes at work for several hours and i noticed i got a cold sore on my lip. I have never had a cold sore.

I was recently exposed to paint fumes at work for several hours and i noticed i got a cold sore on my lip. I have never had a cold sore.

Classic sores: It may or may not be a cold sore - if i understand it right a cold sore is really a viral manifestation not a paint fume effect. The solvents in paint can be toxic and can cause burns - maybe which look like a cold sore - thats why ventillation and respirators are important. Other symptoms may include headache, agitation, nausea, trouble breathing - if in doubt see a doctor to assess. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more