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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

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 very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...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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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 (valacyclovir) if it's really severe. ...Read more

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What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

Nose sore: A small dab of oragel numbs the area. It is safe in nose. A tiny dab of neosporin with pain relief ointment helps. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on bridge of your nose after a cold?

It could happen: Recurrent oral herpes (cold sore) outbreaks usually occur in pretty much the same place every time, usually on or near the lips. But it can happen anywhere nearby, including the nose. If the bridge of your nose is a new place, a cold sore is less likely. If this is your first possible outbreak, probably it's something else. If in doubt, see a doctor for professional evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can wiping your nose a lot bring out a cold sore?

Hello docs. I was wondering can wiping your nose a lot bring out a cold sore?

Having an upper : Respiratory infection (which could cause a runny nose) may trigger cold sores. Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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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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Can a cold sore in your nose be contagious if you pick it?

Can a cold sore in your nose be contagious if you pick it?

Cold sores: Yes. If the cold sore is painful, it is usually viral as in herpes. If it is an open sore and oozing, it could be strep or staph infection. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore in the healing stage. I have something in my nose that is sore. Could I have spred it to my nose that fast.

Probably not : It probably has nothing to do with your cold sore. Most likely it has to do with a slight infection of the hair follicles inside your nose. Try using some Bacitracin ointment inside your nose three times a day for a few days and see if that helps. If not you should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold sore in my nose or shingles?

How do I know if I have a cold sore in my nose or shingles?

Distribution.: Cold sores are typically a single blister, or a small solitary group of blisters. Shingles would usually extend from your nose along one cheek, and around to the back of the head. But not every case is typical, and there are other causes of sores in the nose, such as bacteria, traumatic injury, and various tumors. If the sore persists, let your doctor take a look and tell you exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a cold sore in your nose be contagious during oral sex?

Yes: If it is a herpes simplex virus cold sore it can be spread to the genitalia during oro-genital contact. 10% of genital herpes infections are caused by the oral herpes simplex 1 virus. Are you sure the nasal lesion is a cold sore and not a staph.Aureus infection? ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a cold sore in the nose fast?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. ...Read more

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Since having a blister (cold sore) up my nose it hasn't healed and bleeds often..... Can you help?

Since having a blister (cold sore) up my nose it hasn't healed and bleeds often..... Can you help?

Needs attention : I would have a physician look at it. There are many reasons you could have a sore in your nose and most are benign but because its not healing you need a good plan for maintenance or observation. Maybe even a biopsy. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a cold sore but i also have like a stuffy nose could that be the reason why I have one?

Possibly, an upper: Respiratory infection could be a trigger for a cold sore. Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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Can a cold sore spread if I wash my face? I get one on the columella of my nose. If I shower/wash my face, will it spread by water?

Possible: Good question and the answer is yes. However alot lower if washing that act is removing the virus and the cells that get infected. Now touching your face after the sore would be a mechanism of spread. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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