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Peck Kiss Transmit Cold Sore
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes. Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain. Lysine, 3, 000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in lysine. You can buy lip clear which has lysine. ...Read more
No: This just doesn't happen. In the old days before effective treatment, family members never infected one another just by kissing. ...Read more
Canker sore like sores that are spreading
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!
Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It might: Especially if you have open blisters.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't touch anything without washing my hands. Scared I'm gonna get genital herpes because mother has cold sore and touches objects and clothes. Help?
Fear or Fact?: Sounds like this distressing thought is getting stuck in your head & taking over your life. It's an obsession- one, BTW, that's very common among ppl w/ OCD. Fact: all of us encounter stuff that *may* make us sick. Our immune systems aren't always prepared but they're designed 2 adapt. Learn 2 face & overcome ur fears so they don't rule your life. Suggest reading abt obsessns. http://ow.ly/3v10Ae ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The kind of herpes virus that gives you a "cold sore" is almost always type I (versus type II which is the typical cause of genital herpes), and lives within your body controlled by your immune system, until there is some "stress" (like a cold) and it can come on on your lip. This may be recurrent (due to colds, sun exposure, other stressors). It typically does NOT spread, even to lungs. ...Read more
Someone touches cold sore, then shakes my hand. I have a tiny wound. Risk of contracting herpetic whitlow/herpes on finger?
Unlikely: If you touched the ulcer directly with a finger which had a wound you might get this, but by secondary transfer this would be quite unusual. Nothing is impossible. ...Read more
Can cold sore virus be spread via breath, just air no saliva? I breathed through my mouth onto my palm and MIGHT be developing cold sore under beard.
In a word, yes: Most associate type 1 with lesions near the lips and type 2 with genital lesions. However, either type can be found at both locations. Transfer of the germ to a specific site is an active process and germs can be shedding from a site with no visible sores. ...Read more
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