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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes simplex is also known as Herpes. Herpes simplex is a virus that causes a blistering skin rash. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 usually causes cold sores in the mouth but can infect other organs such as the eye and the brain. HSV type 2 ...Read more

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Help identifying a pimple vs a cold sore on upper lip ?

Help identifying a pimple vs a cold sore on upper lip ?

Lip lesion: Both start out red but a cold sore will start to blister unlike a pimple that will be hard and no blister. Above all, resist the urge to pick! ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
Once
Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
Once
Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
Once
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Can a cold sore look like a pimple on inner lip? Can they have a whitehead and pop like a pimple? No burning, itching or blister. Pimple or cold sore?

Can a cold sore look like a pimple on inner lip? Can they have a whitehead and pop like a pimple? No burning, itching or blister. Pimple or cold sore?

Inner lip: Is usually herpes. Acne occurs in areas where you have sebaceous glands which are not located on mucosal surfaces like the lips. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
daily
Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
daily
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How to tell difference from pimple on lower lip or cold sore?

How to tell difference from pimple on lower lip or cold sore?

Cold sore vs pimple: A cold sore turns into one or more blisters. It breaks open and a yellow fluid teaming with virus oozes out. You probably already know what to expect for a pimple. ...Read more

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Pimple or lip cold sore - how can I tell the difference?

Pimple or lip cold sore - how can I tell the difference?

PIMPLE-COLD SORE: Cold sore is on your lip and viral. Pimple is mostly in your face. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
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Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
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Drink plenty of fluids
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Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night
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What is the difference between a pimple o the lip and cold sore? How did i get it? I was not in contact with anyone who has it.

What is the difference between a pimple o the lip and cold sore? How did i get it? I was not in contact with anyone who has it.

Depends: It kind of depends. The picture shows a classic cold sore. A pimple may be significantly different in its appearance, however, it is sometimes very difficult to tell. If fresh, within a day to three days, a culture can be taken or a dna probe checked. This can be definitive if positive, but not so if negative. Cold sores are exceptionally common affecting up to 75% of all americans. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

A cold sore is a sore that develops on lips. It is caused by infection with one ...Read more

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