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What Is The Relationship Between Allergy And Cold Sores
Unlikely cause: Cold sores (apthous ulcers) are often triggered by stress. Hypothetically, suffering from poorly controlled "allergies" might be stressful enough to possibly trigger an ulcer or the lack of sleep, due to chronic nasal congestion from allergies, might be physiologically "stressful", but allergies do not directly "cause" these ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
My cold sore erupted whilst eating a chinese takeaway - no advance warning. i thought i'd cut my lip . but no. has an allergy triggered it? instantly
No: Cold sore is caused by virus; herpes virus, a virus from same family of chicken pox, genital herpes and shingles. Cold sore usually go away without treatment. But if very painful, antiviral treatment may help reduce the duration of symptoms if started within 24 hrs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have a food allergy related cold sore that has been treated and is dried up and i gave oral sex will my partner get genital herpes?
I have seasonal allergies right now. Developed cold sore on nose. Have cpap machine with "nasal pillows " type mask.. Is it safe to use Abriva .
Try a different mask: I don't think using Abreva would be a problem but that nasal pillow will severely slow healing. The CPAP company ought you provide you, on your doctor's order, a different mask which won't touch that area. Also, are you sure it is a cold doer and not an ulcer produced by the nasal pillow? ...Read more
Location: People often use these terms interchangeably, though there are differences. Sores on the cheeks and under the tongue are usually canker sores. These are not infectious. Cold sores are usually on lips or on the roof of the mouth. These are contagious and are caused by a virus. They are both painful and heal with time. Medications and lasers can be used to shorten the healing time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sun is a trigger.: Sun is one possible trigger for cold sores. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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