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Do cold sores itch?

Do cold sores itch?

They can: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How can I cure my cold sores?

How can I cure my cold sores?

See a dentist: Treatment of sores in the mouth can vary dramatically depending on the cause of the sore. So it's wise to see a dentist or physician to diagnose and suggest an appropriate treatment. Cold sores can be controlled, but not cured. Until you can see the dentist/physician, keep the area clean with warm water rinses. If eating/drinking is painful, try bland foods. ...Read more

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Do cold sores always surface?

Do cold sores always surface?

Prevention: In my personal and professional experience, if administered 2g of Valtrex (valacyclovir) during the early prodrome phase, an outbreak can be avoided. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores fast?

How to remove cold sores fast?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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How do you contract cold sores?

Direct contact: Cold sores or herpes simplex virus infections. It is spread by direct contact with actively flared blistering lesions. ...Read more

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How can I address a cold sores?

How can I address a cold sores?

Find out "triggers": See if you can figure out what you do to cause them to erupt! most patients have a "trigger", or something they eat or experience that brings the cold sores! it could be emotional stress, extended exposure to sunlight, exposure to certain foods like walnuts, citrus fruits, chocolate, etc! also, with experience, most people can tell when a sore is starting, so they start the zovirax (acyclovir) that day! ...Read more

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How come i get cold sores a lot?

Cold sores: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus that stays in your body. When you are mentally or physically stressed the herpes virus travels out along the nerve and produces a cold sore. Lack of sleep, illness, mental stress can all cause frequent cold sores. ...Read more

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How can cold sores be transmitted?

How can cold sores be transmitted?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

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What can cause consrant cold sores?

Something else: Usually cold sores come and go...Maybe you have something else... I would suggest seeing an oral medicine specialist. ...Read more

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