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What are the chances of getting a cold sore as an adult if you never get them?

What are the chances of getting a cold sore as an adult if you never get them?

Depends on exposure: If you are exposed to herpes you can catch it, at any age. Once you've had a cold sore (herpes outbreak), you can't say you never get cold sores any more. ...Read more

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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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What to do if i'm getting a cold sore what do I do to get it gone before tomorrow morning?

Not that fast.: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are the chances of me getting a cold sore on my eye?

Can you tell me are the chances of me getting a cold sore on my eye?

Eye herpes: The herpes virus can reactivate on the eye. It does not usually cause a fever blister, unless the eyelid itself is involved. On the eye, it can cause redness and a very distinctive corneal infection called herpetic keratitis. It is usually not severely painful, but can cause redness, a scratchy sensation, and blurred vision. Treatment is by an ophthalmologist with antiviral medications. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me now getting a cold sore on my eye?

What are the chances of me now getting a cold sore on my eye?

Vision change poss: I agree with Dr. Lambert. Also know that sudden onset blurriness and floaters can indicate the beginning of herpetic infection in the eye, though this is uncommon ...Read more

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I think i'm getting a cold sore, can someone help me stop it?

I think i'm getting a cold sore, can someone help me stop it?

Maybe: If this is the first time it is more responsive to some of the anti viral medications. If this is a reocurrence of a cold sore it is more resistant to treatment. I would call your doctor because the medicine is prescription. Either way it still will likely take several days to a week. But it still can reocurr. ...Read more

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Does getting a cold sore mean you have herpes?

Yes cold sore is typ: Cold sores are caused by type1 herpes virus and is quite common and benign condition. ...Read more

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Does getting a cold sore always mean you have herpes?

No.: Canker sores are herpes. Cold sores are of unknown origin and are not contagious like canker sores. See your physician to determine which you have. ...Read more

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What to do if i might be getting a cold sore?

Cold sores: Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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