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Mood Swings And Cold Sores
A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more
Viruses or Bacterial: Common cold, flu (influenza) mononucleosis (mono), measles chickenpox croup — a common childhood illness characterized by a harsh, barking cough strep throat, which is caused by a bacterium known as streptococcus pyogenes, or group a streptococcus whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory tract infection diphtheria. ...Read more
Can occur: Greetings.Chickenpox can be associated with many symptoms to include cold-like or gastrointestinal symptoms. Vomiting can be a sign of a serious complication of chickenpox so if you or someone you know has chickenpox with vomiting, they should be seen by a doctor promptly. If a chickenpox rash is not present, then something else is causing the vomiting and should be assessed as well. Best regards. ...Read more
Can be.: Cold induced urticaria is caused by cooling of the skin by a variety of mechanisms. It can happen with exposure to cold air, cold or cool water, reaching into the freezer, holding a cold drink, etc. This results in the release of histamine from the mast cells in the skin and a hive develops. ...Read more
Virus: Cold sores are normally caused by herpes simplex i & most people have this virus living in the nerves of the mouth. Some rarely have outbreaks while others have them more frequently - usually when under stress. Your md or dentist can prescribe medication to help them resolve faster & reduce the outbreaks. ...Read more
Skin contact: Herpes simplex or fever blisters are a viral infection transmitted by skin to skin contact with someone who has been infected with the herpes virus. Herpes can be transmitted by someone that does not have an active lesion at the time of contact so active lesions are not necessary to transmit the virus to someone else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Cold sores--or herpes simplex reactivation--usually will present as an area at the lip red border or just beyond, that initially may sting or burn and then goes on to develop a cluster of tiny blisters. These may coalesce into one or more larger blisters and finally open. Cracking at the corners of the mouth is often from licking due to dryness (ie allergies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral herpes virus: Cold sores are caused by a very common type of herpes virus that causes infection around the mouth. Many people have been exposed to this virus by oral secretions from another individual (sharing cups or kissing are common modes of transmission). The virus may cause recurrent symptoms in some people. There is no current cure, but some treatments for this who expeience frequent outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 weeks: They are cause by a virus. The normal time it takes your defense system to knock it out is two weeks. Anti-viral taken a the the first sign, , or pro-dermal stage, that tingling sensation, an anti-viral like abreva can help cut the two week process in half! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Viral infection: Most of the time it's due to a viral infection. Strep infections do occur but are not as common, the patient is sicker with fever and malaise. Rarely sore throats can be caused by structural problems. If a sore throat lasts longer than a month see ENT for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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