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What Causes Cold Sore Under My Nose
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
Can you pop a cold sore or bump on your lip that has a white head? It is slightly sore and has caused my upper lip to swell a little bit.
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.
No: Probably staph bacterial lesion. A DR can help you.
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.
I am prone to getting large outbreaks of cold sores on my nose, will compeed cold sore patches work or be large enough to cover them all up?
See a doctor: You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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