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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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What happens when you pop a genital herpes sore?

What happens when you pop a genital herpes sore?

Viral spread: The ulcer/sore contain a fluid that has the virus in it. If anyone comes in contact with the fluid, they can contract the virus. Additionally the fluid touching other areas of your skin can cause local spreading. Remember though, the time that the virus is most readily spread is just before he ulcers appear and you may only feel tingling or nothing at all. ...Read more

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What happens if u pop a cold sore?

What happens if u pop a cold sore?

You will release: A huge # of herpes simplex type 1 viruses - yes, contagious ! ...Read more

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What happens if i pop a genital herpes blister?

What happens if i pop a genital herpes blister?

Herpes: If you discover that you have a fever blister, do not pop it. It is highly contagious and is easily spread through touch, especially kissing. Do not share utensils, glasses, food. Throw away your toothbrush, wash sheets and clothes and frequently wash your hands. Fever blisters can be spread to other parts of the body as well, so try to avoid contact until the blister is gone. ...Read more

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If you have a cold sore does that mean you have herpes? Is it the contagious kind of herpes?

Yes: 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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Could you tell me what happens if you kiss someone with a cold sore?

Could you tell me what happens if you kiss someone with a cold sore?

Potential to spread: If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else. ...Read more

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What happens if you pop pimples?

What happens if you pop pimples?

Pimples: If you pop pimples they can become infected and they will be more likely to scar. ...Read more

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What if you pop a cold sore on your lip?

What if you pop a cold sore on your lip?

Secondary infection: Popping any sore on any part of your body is never a good idea, due to the ever present risk of acquiring a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can a cold sore look like a canker sore after it's been popped?Can a pimple look this way if it was popped?Not sure if HSV or zit.No tingle, blister.

Can a cold sore look like a canker sore after it's been popped?Can a pimple look this way if it was popped?Not sure if HSV or zit.No tingle, blister.

Depends: The herpes appears in very specific locations and has specific appearance. Not likely mistaken for a zit. Inside the mouth it will be found on the tissues immediately next to the teeth and also on the palate. Outside the mouth, most commonly around the mouth, and under the nose. See your dentist or oral surgeon if needed. Will resolve in 10 - 14 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you swallow a chicken bone, you feel a scratch and it's sore

What happens if you swallow a chicken bone, you feel a scratch and it's sore

May heal soon: May not need any treatment if get worst or painful pls see a physician. ...Read more

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How do you know for sure if its a canker sore? Could it just be a yellow open sore? Without a red border?

How do you know for sure if its a canker sore? Could it just be a yellow open sore? Without a red border?

See your dentist: Patients who get canker sores frequently, know what they look like. If you want to be sure, you will have to see a dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore. does that meanI have herpes?

What to do if I have a cold sore. does that meanI have herpes?

A cold sore can: be easily diagnosed. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2. Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg ...Read more

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If a person doesn't have herpes sore or a out break how can they tell if you have herpes?

Herpes: Once you have herpes, you always have herpes. However, without any lesions or sores you can't tell, and we only test sores for the virus. ...Read more

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Is it ok to kiss if you are having a herpes or cold sore outbreak?

HERPES SIMPLEX: Herpes simplex labiales is a viral infection that can be transmitted by kissing by direct contact with the virus. ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's a pimple or a herpes sore?

Blister= herpes: Most herpes lesions look like a blister(think burn) early on.A pimple is usually a red base with a pustular (white)center.Not always easy to tell the difference.If it is on or very near your lip (or penis or vaginal labia) suspect herpes.Is worthwhile to discuss with dr.Herpes is a serious and life- long infectious disease. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's just a cold sore genital herpes?

Can you please tell me if it's just a cold sore genital herpes?

Herpes Simplex virus: Cold sores (mouth) are usuaully from herpes simplex type i and genital lesions are usually herpes simplex type 2 (but this is not always the case). Both lesions are caused by herpes simplex viruses. ...Read more

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When you have genital herpes, do the blisters always hurt? What else could it be?

When you have genital herpes, do the blisters always hurt? What else could it be?

Usually mild discomf: Variable symptoms. Much more information is required for an exact definition. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more