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My Cold Sore Is Healed But Left A Red Mark Am I Contagious
Its been 9 weeks since a herpes blister appeared on my upper lip. The blister is gone but redness remains. Am I still contagious?If so, how contagiou?
No: If the blister is gone you are not contagious but it may take some time for the spot to resolve. Make sure you protect it from the sun. ...Read more
I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?
Yes, most likely: Most cold sores are pretty superficial and will leave a reddened area for a while which usually fades over months, not days. If the cold sore had a secondary infection or the scab was picked, it can injury the deeper layer of skin and cause it to scar. This generally doesn't happen ...Read more
Had a cold sore beside the lips 2 months ago, ever since it healed there's been a red mark left over. Am i going to have this forever?
Early scar: The red spot may be an early scar. If the lesion wasn't too deep, the spot will probably fade but it will take 6-12 months. ...Read more
I got a cold sore a few days ago and it already scabbed but the skin around the scab is peeling and looks pink but my lip is brown. What should I do?
Leave it alone: This will eventually heal and the tissues will all be the same color again. If you find this embarrassing you might make up a funny story to jokingly explain the color differences (I was kissed by an angel). Good luck. ...Read more
I have a red rash on my lip it started of looking like a cold sore but now is just a red blob I have had it for 4 months no puss, pain or scabbing?
vascular lesion: Difficult to give a good answer to your question without seeing it. Red lesions could be related to a mild infectious process or a vascular lesion. (Large blood vessels) Possible scar tissue from a previous bite or ingrown hair. I would suggest you consult with your doctor for a good examination. ...Read more
2 month ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip
1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & it has slowly better Am I still contagious?Can I kiss
OK to kiss: Slightly contagious when no sore is present. Relax. Most people already have it without any symptoms. So the person you kiss already has it or will get it anyway. Do not kiss kids with active eczema or people with diseases of disordered immunity. The color will soon be normal. Valacyclovir and acyclovir prescription pills are very effective to treat or prevent attacks. Attacks may come from sun ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two days ago i hit my lip and since its been sore and tender. It looks like a blister type thing but i can't tell whether it's a cold sore or not?
I have a slightly sore raised white bump just on the inside of my lower lip. I have never had cold sores but it is not a canker sore. What is it?
Many things: If it is not gone in a week, see an oral surgeon for a diagnosis. ...Read more
I got a cold sore about a month ago (12/2) and it healed up in about 3 wks but it left a red mark on the edge of my lip where it was. am I contagious?
2 months ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip 1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & has slowly bettered Am I still contagious?Can I kiss
Yes: Most of these are HSV1 and most adults already have it without any symptoms. So whoever you kiss either already has it or will get it anyway. You shed viruses periodically so you might transmit it between attacks, though you are most contagious at the beginning of a sore. Fish oil is of absolutely no value for this. There is no "detox" of herpes. There is a prescription pill which is very effective. ...Read more
I was sick for 3 days with fever, chills, sore throat and mucus. Day 4 I got a pimple under my lip but it was a flowershaped red bump, is it ringworm?
Bump under lip: See your doctor to determine what the skin lesion is as there are several possibilities. Appropriate treatment can then be given. ...Read more
Got cold sore a week ago. After years without. Almost gone just flat red spot. But my face is reddish like sunburn and a little blotchy.
Probably: If the skin is eroded chewed away), you probably have an open sore. This can be dangerous as your hands are exposed to bacteria such as staph or even the potent methicillin resistant staph aureu(MRSA). Open skin is susceptible to infection. You should wash your hands frequently with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment. If it stays red, see your doc and stop biting your nails! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have what feels like a cold no sorethroat nor fever a day ago a itchy localized rash on my chest came thats slightly risen red spots. What is this?
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes can be hard to figure out without looking at them. Cold symptoms can be seen with colds, strep throat, flu, allergies, etc... A rash can happen sometimes if a person's body is reacting to the germ causing the cold symptoms (sort of like an allergic reaction). Strep throat bacteria can make a toxin that causes reddish rashes. Over-the-counter antihistamines may decrease rashes and itching. ...Read more
Why would a mole keep getting sore and infected? It healed but now it's sore again it is on my cheek
I hadn't had a cold sore in 5 years 2-3 weeks ago i felt the itch scrubbed it with alcohol had a pink fleshy spot was it a cold sore?
Hard to tell: Cold sores come and go--weeks or years intervals depending upon your immune system and other factors like weather, meds, etc. If you traumatized the tissue, it's possible you may have disrupted the viral prodrome, but i haven't seen that happen. Some meds do that (abreva, benzalkonium chloride, others), but I am unaware of a similar effect with isopropyl "rubbing" alcohol-doesn't mean it can't. ...Read more
On my right foot I have a sore red spot right below last 3 toes. . Not on the toes. Yesterday I could barely walk it was so sore. Today still really sore but now this red spot is new?
Cellulitis: Soreness and redness, in your case sounds like too much pressure being applied to the metatarsal bones. This can occur from prolonged standing or walking with poorly cushioned shoes. You need to address this, If this pain does not subside. then see a specialist to evaluate your problem specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a red spot on my penis. It's not turning into a blister or pussing. But I feel itchyness, irritation. I have had it for 2 weeks now. What is it?
I have a scab on my lower lip that wont go away. It was a cold sore. It healed but left a scab thats been there for a year now. I?
This needs: evaluation ..scabbing from a cold sore should not last any longer than any scab..... A visit to your Primary Care Provider followed by possible Dermatological (SKIN) Consultation is indicated! BTW It could be you are PREMATURELY REMOVING the scab with your lips or teeth??? If so that might explain the scab's "persistance" !!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
2times I get bump on my lip after stressful event, not a cold sore, when I had sore it would hurt, tingle. This bump is red no other sensation.Normal?
Could be: For you, this may be your body's response to stress-so normal for you. ...Read more
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