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L Lysine Fever Blister
Cold sore: Acyclovir is a drug used to treat herpes virus infections. Many cold sores are caused by herpes virus and will respond to such treatment. However, not all cold sores are caused by herpes. In this case, the cold sore may not respond to the treatment. The good news in all this, most cold sores get better within a couple of weeks, even without treatment. Keep it moist with ointment. This helps. ...Read more
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
Small red bump on lower lip, blister-like for 1-2 days, never opened/drained, no pain/singing/itching, scabbed over in 1 day. Fever blister?
Perhaps but: There is no way of diagnosing a particular lesion over the internet. ...Read more
Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow up: dr. Raff -- you said that canker sores do not cause genital herpes. Are canker sores herpes simplex 1 just like a cold sore?
Canker sores: Aphthous stomatitis is not due to herpes simplex. Dr. Namey and dr. Perkins have provided excellent advice and would read these carefully. The location of the herpetic lesions (oral v. Genital) no longer is specific for types 1;2. Cold sores may be herpetic, but not canker sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed w/ hsv1&hsv2. Hsv2 was cultured from genitals. Hsv1 antibodies in bloodwork. W/ no cold sore, would kissing my daughter spread it to her?
Confusion with label: Decades ago we looked at T1 as cold sore & T2 as genital, but no more. Whether changes in sexual practices or better research, we know that both types give rise to genital herpes. You cannot pass either type to your kid by kissing without an active cold sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to Buenos Aires. Day 1: achy, headache, fever, scratchy throat. Day 3: severe sore throat, white pus; other symptoms gone. Antibiotics or wait?
High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?
2yr old has fever blisters & or cold sore blisters in corners of outside mouth.. Ran high fever days before what can I do to help her pain & heal?
Cold sores: See your dovtor. He will be sble to prescribe an anti viral ointment to relieve your childs pain and blisters. ...Read more
Ok so with all the high platelets, potassium, wbc, severe anemia, old mono. I'm chilled, swollen glands, terr sore throat, fever. ?
Happy to help: Happy to help, but need more details. ...Read more
Sore throat, slight pain swallowing, single red spot on uvula. Went several days with limited water. Dehydration? Possibly exposed to hsv-1. Herpes?
Viral pharyngitis: Sounds typical for viral pharyngitis, the most common cause of sore throat. Oral herpes is extremely common, but usually affects the mouth around the teeth, not the throat. In either case, it will go away after a week or two. Nonprescription pain meds, cold fluids and warm salt water gargles help. If not improving in 1-2 weeks or having severe symptoms or persistent high fever, see a doctor. ...Read more
Dul achin pain stated L kidny spead 2 L side& stomach ,hips, low area heavy bleeding. Tender/sore.sore L leg pain/numb 4a y Dr w help M cyst L ovary?
Hard to understand: It is difficult to interpret your question. If you are saying that you are having pain in the left kidney that is spreading down your side, abdomen and into the leg then this needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Kidney stone is one possibility. If you are asking about a known ovarian cyst or irregular periods please restate and clarify. ...Read more
Bite back of knee 2 wks swlln, fever 102 pain blotchy rash, antbitcs 2wks still fvr rash livr enzym up. what do? doc no answrs... diff kind doc? help!
Have wrong info. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate. How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding. Barrier protection methods are the most reliable method of preventing transmission of herpes, but they merely reduce rather than eliminate risk. ...Read more
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