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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
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
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. ...Read more
No: Probably staph bacterial lesion. A DR can help you. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Boyfriend has cold sore-like rash on left side of nose that keeps peeling. Has been there for 6months. Scratching it makes it worse and inflamed.?
I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?
Possibly: Possibly it could be an infection transmitted via contact but it could just be abrasion from multiple blowing the nose and wiping the nose. A medicated ointment would help. ...Read more
I had a cold sore on my nose. Now there are dark spots on nose what do I do to get rid of the spots?
Hx of cold sores 1-2/yr. Just got over a cold with severe runny nose, now cold sore on corner of nose a week ago. Should I be worried it is spreading?
POSSIBLY: Though some may argue the possibility of "auto-innoculation" or spreading the virus to other tissues, it is common and frequent in my experience. Treat it with anti-viral meds (acyclovir or derivatives) either symptomatically or prophylactically. Best recommendation: don't touch a sore. Wash hands before and after using the bathroom. Inform your sexual partner (s) of possible infectivity ...Read more
I have had a cold for a few days and I have been blowing my nose a lot and now I have what looks like cold sore blisters below my nose. What can it be?
Sore nose: This sounds like abrasions from blowing your nose so much with superficial skin breakdown. There may be a mild superficial localized infection in the skin. A topical antibiotic like neosporin or Bacitracin 2-3 times a day should clear it. If it gets worse, then go see your doctor or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
About a week ago, I had a cold, I’d wipe my nose after I felt like it was running. It got quite sore underneath, then some white lumps appeared, and then it become red and quite itchy, as well as sore to the touch, I used cold sore cream, spreading..
I woke up with blisters on top of rim of left side of nose, look like blisters I get on lip when I have a cold sore. Help?
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