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What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

Herpes simplex: Like they do anywhere else. Small blisters that open and leave a shallow ulcer which is painful and tender. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and 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 to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


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Could these little white things on my lips look like cold sores?

Could these little white things on my lips look like cold sores?

Two possibilities: You may have a small cysts called milia or you just may be seeing the opening to your sebaceous glands through the skin of your lips which is very thin. These are cold fordyce spots. ...Read more

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What to do for cold sores on lips?

What to do for cold sores on lips?

Many alternatives: Depending on location, size, level of pain, something as simple as cool compresses may help. There are over the counter meds like abreva, chap sticks to keep the skin moisturized and then there is topical acyclovir, an prescription ointment. ...Read more

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Can cold sores appear white in colour?Like a whitehead?No tingle, no blister. Feels like canker sore or bitten lip. Not sure how to tell...

Can cold sores appear white in colour?Like a whitehead?No tingle, no blister. Feels like canker sore or bitten lip. Not sure how to tell...

White is Good: When a canker sore or "aphthous ulcer" is in the process of healing it turns a whitish color. You are on the mend. Leave it alone, don't pop it! maybe some salt water or baking soda gargles...If you want to feel better but actually, nothing is shown to significantly speed up healing once it gets to this stage. You're in the home stretch....1-2 weeks more and you'll be able to suck lemons again. ...Read more

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How do cold sores look like in relation to herpes?

How do cold sores look like in relation to herpes?

One in the same: Cold sores are lesions caused by herpes visrus infections. They can be mucocutaneous (the lips) or genital. Depending on the location usually dictates with variant of the human herpes virus has infected that skin. ...Read more

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What does HPV look like on lips and in mouth?

What does HPV look like on lips and in mouth?

RED SPOTS/REDNESS: It looks like red spots or redness in the mouth, lips ot throat.It may feel painful when person is eating.It may also progress to warts in mouth which are white/grey in appearance and may feel a little lumpy.If it gets worse there can be large warts or smaller warts clumping together and can spread to outside of mouth not all patients with hpv present the same and presentation varies. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on your lips?

What does herpes look like on your lips?

Herpes simplex: This is what are often called "cold sores". They begin with small blisters, break open and form shallow ulcers which are tender and painful. ...Read more

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Do cold sores always appear on the lips?

No: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). ...Read more

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What do cancer sores on the tongue look like?

Canker sores: Generally with the tongue, we are referring to an aphthous ulcer. These are whitish with a red border. They are generally painful. Also, there is a papillary inflammation (taste bud) that is referred to as a lie bump. Theses are also painful but generally a small red dot. ...Read more

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What do herpes on stomach look like?

What do herpes on stomach look like?

8 classes of herpes: Well...Herpes occurring on the stomach would really be classified as shingles (still herpes...And actually chicken pox from when you were a kid coming back). Herpes in general effects mucous membrane areas such as the mouth, lips, nose, eyes, penis, anus and vagina. ...Read more

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What is cold sores look and feel like?

Blister: Herpes simplex (cold sores/ fever blisters) arise from virus hibernating in a nerve. If the immune system is down & ignores the virus due to stress, concurrent illness (hence fever blister or cold sore), steroids, immunosuppressant medicines or chemo the virus reactivates. 1st most feel itching/burning in a local area of the lip/nose/tongue, then a red area forms followed by a painful blister. ...Read more

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What do I do about mouth sore? The insides of my cheeks and lips start breaking out in what seems like a rash. It's looks like bleeding scratches

What do I do about mouth sore? The insides of my cheeks and lips start breaking out in what seems like a rash. It's looks like bleeding scratches

Hot salt water helps: I would like to find out what is causing these breakouts. How often? Any pattern? What triggers? Stress? R ur teeth v. Broken down w/ sharp edges/points? Habit of chewing ur cheek? Hot salt water will help draw out inflammation: juice glass hot water w/ 1-2 tsp salt, rinse 3-4x/day. Also cepacol rinse, listerine rinse. Could also be herpetic brkout. Best to have a dentist check it out if possible. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy and red patches(looks like blood patches) on the roof of your mouth? Also my lips are really chapped, don't know if it's related.

What can cause itchy and red patches(looks like blood patches) on the roof of your mouth? Also my lips are really chapped, don't know if it's related.

Burn, trauma: burns, trauma, or pathology could cause such issues on the palate in which secondarily c. trachomatis bacterium settled causing itching sensation ...Chapped lips due to mouth breathing.....get checked ...Read more

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Cold sores on lips is same you can get on genital?

Cold sores on lips is same you can get on genital?

HSV1 and HSV2: There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV), cleverly called types 1 and 2. HSV1 causes almost all oral herpes (cold sores), but also causes many genital herpes infections. HSV2 causes most genital herpes. Genital herpes with HSV1 causes similar symptoms as HSV2, but less frequent outbreaks and uncommon sexual transmission to partners. ...Read more

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What exactly does herpes look and feel like on the genital area?

What exactly does herpes look and feel like on the genital area?

Painful blister: No matter it is herpes simplex or herpes zoster. The herpes always start from sporadic blisters and then ruptured later on. And they are paiful. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. A canker sores on tongue affects the ability to eat comfortably. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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