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Things That Look Like Cold Sores
Two possibilities: You may have a small cysts called milia or you just may be seeing the opening to your sebaceous glands through the skin of your lips which is very thin. These are cold fordyce spots. ...Read more
I have a small pimple like bump on my lip for 3 weeks now, I get cold sores sometimes but it doesn't look like one and has no blisters it is lip color?
Extremely scared that I might have herpes and that I'm not active but I have done things with a guy and I'm scared because I have cold sores?
I have these cold sore looking things in my butt crack, it's in the upper part of the crack. It doesn't look like herpes. Stings when water hits it?
Time to get checked: "cold sores" near the backside, buttocks, anus as well as your private area can be related to a herpes infection: you must be examined and tested. Obviously, other conditions like friction from underwear, bacterial infection or allergic reaction to soap or detergent can be possibilities. Call for exam and testing. ...Read more
Type b blood type and cold sores? What's the right things to eat and how do you get rid of them quick?
Laser treatment: A soft tissue laser application at the first signs of a cold sore can stop or shorten the duration and pain significantly. Laser treatment for a cold sore is a fast, painless procedure. Treatment of the cold sore during the “tingly feeling" stage can prevent the cold sore from progressing, but after the blister has formed can still greatly reduce the symptoms and duration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm worried because my fever under control but now I hve cold sores all over my outer lips. Any suggestions to get rid of these things, what do you suggest?
Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient that the cold sores will go away witha little time ...Read more
Same causes: The herpes simplex virus is the primary cause of cold sores and genital herpes. The only difference is the type of virus. Hsv type 1 usually is associated with cold sores and hsv type 2 is associated with genital herpes. However any one can get cold sores if they come into contact with the genital area of an hsv type 2 infected person who is contagious at that time and vice versa. ...Read more
Can a swollen lymph node cause earache and jaw pain? I have a swollen lynlh node due to cold sores and am experiencing both those things
Cold sores/jaw pain: Yes, both can occur. Your body is fighting an infection. Locally and regionally. Part of this is the inflamatory response which causes swelling soreness in the area. Seek a professional that can help treat the infection and give you some palative relief. ...Read more
Blister: Herpes simplex (cold sores/ fever blisters) arise from virus hibernating in a nerve. If the immune system is down & ignores the virus due to stress, concurrent illness (hence fever blister or cold sore), steroids, immunosuppressant medicines or chemo the virus reactivates. 1st most feel itching/burning in a local area of the lip/nose/tongue, then a red area forms followed by a painful blister. ...Read more
Avoid triggers: Cold sores (hsv i) are usually triggered by something (sunlight, fever, stress, etc.) some of these can be controlled by avoidance, but others cannot. Do what you can to avoid the triggers...Sunblock, personal hygiene to avoid colds and fever and reduce stress in your life. ...Read more
A lip ulceration: "cold sores" are a laymen's term for herpes labialis. This is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. An alternative name for the condition is a "fever blister". It is often painful, but not always, may become crusty and is contagious. The condition usually resolves within two weeks but may reside as a life-long virus. Prompt topical and oral treatment may prevent eruption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Virus reactivation: Cold sores are caused by reactivation of a latent ("sleeping") virus in the nerves that supply sensation to the inside of the mouth. This is a "herpes" virus, but is most often not the same virus as the one that causes genital herpes. After contracting the virus from someone else's oral cavity, the virus can be reactivated by various triggers, including a common cold or other stressors. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Herpes simplex: Real cold sores, which usually occur on the edge of the lips, are caused by herpes simplex virus. This is contagious by touch, and that is touching anywhere. So if you have active cold sores, you need to practice good handwashing anytime you might have touched the sore. Unfortunately, you can also spread them when you don't even have an active sore, in your saliva. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herpes simplex virus: Oral herpes, occurs with symptoms of cold sores or fever blisters, is an infection of the mouth and cause by herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. After initial infection, the viruses are transported to the sensory nerve cell bodies, where they become latent and reside lifelong. Upon trigger, these virus then multiplies new virus particles, transport, and releases to the nerve terminal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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