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I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose.Does this mean that I have herpes?I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose.Does this mean that I have herpes?I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

Cold Sore: I think it best to go to your doctor and have him/her check this out. If it is a cold sore, there is medication you can take. If it is a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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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Yesterday, i had a cold sore under my nose, until today, it's still itchy how will this affect my eating?

Yesterday, i had a cold sore under my nose, until today, it's still itchy  how will this affect my eating?

It shouldn't: Some food may be more irritating to the sore than others but you should be able to eat pretty much anything you normally do. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
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Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
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Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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What to do if I have a cold sore under my nose, help me get rid of it please!?

What to do if I have a cold sore under my nose, help me get rid of it please!?

Antiviral cream: You need prescription meds like topical zovirax cream or oral valtrex if it's really severe. ...Read more

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My nose is peeling and under it is raw red skin is that MRSA or a cold sore? I am a nurse

Red Skin: Without performing cultures (viral and bacterial), it is difficult to say with 100% certainty. It would be best to get to a qualified provider who is able to perform a Tzanck smear and that would clinch the diagnosis immediately. Cultures may take days to get results back. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
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Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Is it Normal to still have tingling and burning on lip and nose 3 days after a cold sore blisters under nose has crusted over?

Is it Normal to still have tingling and burning on lip and nose 3 days after a cold sore blisters under nose has crusted over?

Yes: It will heal in a week. Does not matter what you put on it. If you get these a few times a year, protect lips and face from sun. There are sunscreen chapsticks. Valacyclovir 2 grams at the first symptoms(prodrome) of the next attack will turn it off. You must be prepared beforehand. There are no side effects. ...Read more

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Never had a cold sore. Just developed one directly under my nose. What does this mean?

Never had a cold sore. Just developed one directly under my nose. What does this mean?

Exposure to HSV: This means that at some point, you have been exposed to someone who has had a cold sore, or carries the hsv (herpes) virus and was 'shedding' virus. Transmission can occur even if a cold sore is not present, fyi. ...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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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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Nasal (Definition)

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