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sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

 sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores  wats going on?

See a physician!: Your symptoms are worrisome for possible pneumonia. You may need antibiotic treatment. It's not possible or proper to make a diagnosis without examining you and taking a medical history. Stop looking for answers on the internet and see a physician as soon as possible. Your delay in seeing a physician may allow any infection to get worse, making it more difficult to cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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I have a cold sore on my lip for 4 days. Few days back I've started to feel bit drowsiness, I read its symptom of encephalitis but I don't have fever?

I have a cold sore on my lip for 4 days. Few days back I've started to feel bit drowsiness, I read its symptom of encephalitis but I don't have fever?

Not likely encephali: Herpes encephalitis is a severe illness. By now you should have signs of encephalitis, altered mental status, headache, even seizures. If you do not have these signs, you are probably experiencing cold symptoms which triggered the cold sore. ...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, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. ...Read more

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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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Are there any good ways to prevent cold sores and fever blisters?

Are there any good ways to prevent cold sores and fever blisters?

Prevention: 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. ...Read more

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What is the fastest/best way to get rid of cold sores/ fever blister?

What is the fastest/best way to get rid of cold sores/ fever blister?

Some 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

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What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and lips?

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and lips?

Virus: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and is a very common infection to get. It is estimated that 90+% of population has been exposed to this virus in childhood. Usually it is triggered by stress, lack of sleep, excess sunlight etc.. Sometimes people get them recurrently or once in awhile or sometimes once then never again. It depends but can be treated by Acyclovir and related drugs too. ...Read more

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I have a few cold sores in my mouth, I've always gotten them whenever I've had fevers, etc. But one of them has a black dot on it. Should I be concern?

Need to see: Most cold sores can bleed and cause blood but this is one that we need to see. Take a pic upload it here and we can have a better idea. Otherwise see your doctor when you have a moment. ...Read more

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Can you get fever blisters or cold sores in your arm pit ?

Can you get fever blisters or cold sores in your arm pit ?

Yes: Yes you can though rare.It depends on the site of the initial herpes infection. ...Read more

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How can I i get rid of my fever blisters/cold sores fast ?

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 valtrexor another antiviral medication. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sore. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly get rid of fever blisters/ cold sores?

How can I most quickly get rid of fever blisters/ cold sores?

Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. There is no 'fast' way. ...Read more

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Might holding a warm tea bag on fever blisters/cold sores actually help to heal them?

Cold sores are Viral: I do not know of any value to doing this remedy. It is important to understand the nature of a cold sore or fever blister. These disorders are caused by the herpes virus. The virus can be very easily spread to other parts of your body or to other people through direct contact. I would recommend not putting a warm tea bad on the sore. The risk of spreading the virus is high. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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A friend has been sick. Can fever or stress cause sores on the mouth that resemble cold sores? It doesn't hurt and can be covered up with makeup.

A friend has been sick. Can fever or stress cause sores on the mouth that resemble cold sores? It doesn't hurt and can be covered up with makeup.

Herpes simplex: If the sores are on or around the lips, cold sores (herpes simplex)would be likely. If they are within the mouth different types of viral lesions could be present. If these lesions persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Cold sores / fever blisters / herpes simplex 1, what to do?

Cold sores / fever blisters / herpes simplex 1, what to do?

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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Are cold sores and fever blisters caused by herpes simplex 1?

Are cold sores and fever blisters caused by herpes simplex 1?

Cold sores - HSV1: Yes - cold sores and fever blisters are the same thing and are most commonly caused by HSV-1. Rarely, HSV-2 can cause oral herpes given the increased practices of oral sex compared with decades ago (i.e. the 1950s). You will note STRESS causes these to come out (for example after a fever from another illness), so best to keep stress levels to an absolute minimum. These are infectious to others BTW ...Read more

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Help please! is cold sores/fever blisters always associated with being a std?

No: 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. You are likely thinking of herpes simplex virus type 2. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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