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What Happens If You Pop A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May heal soon: May not need any treatment if get worst or painful pls see a physician. ...Read more
How do you know for sure if its a canker sore? Could it just be a yellow open sore? Without a red border?
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
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
Usually mild discomf: Variable symptoms. Much more information is required for an exact definition. ...Read more
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
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