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What symptoms are associated with cold sores?

What symptoms are associated with cold sores?

Just at ulcer site: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by recurrent oral herpes virus. They start as a slightly raised reddish area, with a bit of numbness & tingling there. Then comes a cluster of tiny blisters, which break open soon, with some pain; leaving a sore (ulcer) to heal up over a week. Sores appear more often when one is under stress or is ill from another illness. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, 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 can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of cold sores?

What are the symptoms of cold sores?

Burning and pain: A cold sore is caused by a common virus-herpes simplex. They begin as a burning sensation in the lip area and this is followed by the formation of a blister. The blister ruptures and leaves a painful ulceration that then crusts over and heals within 10-14 days. There are some topical agents that can speed healing or abort the formation of the blister if caught early. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a cold sore or herpes?

What are the signs and symptoms of a cold sore or herpes?

Sxs: What are the symptoms? Cold sores can cause pain of lip/ mouth with blisters. They may be accompanied by fever, swollen glands & sore throat. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with pml?

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What are the symptoms associated with pml?

PML: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rapidly progressive viral infection of the brain caused by creutzfeldt jacob papova virus which affect support cells of the brain. Causes headaches, memory loss, speech & vision difficulties, changes in mental status, seizures, partial paralysis, limb weakness, incoordination, and finally coma & death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with paronychia?

What are the symptoms associated with paronychia?

Pain redness,+: Swelling, pus formation. Paronychia/whitlow/felon, is an often-tender bacterial or fungal hand infection or foot infection where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or toenail. The infection can start suddenly (acute paronychia) or gradually (chronic paronychia). ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with staph infections?

What symptoms are typically associated with staph infections?

Symptoms: Redness, swelling and heat. There may be papules or streaks extending from a central area of reddness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with tularemia?

What are the symptoms associated with tularemia?

Varied: Tularemia can cause skin ulcers, enlarged lymph nodes, eye symptoms, oral symptoms including sore throat an ulcers, and, in its most severe form, lung infection. What type of symptoms a person develops depends on how and where the bacteria entered the body. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with vasculitis?

What are the symptoms associated with vasculitis?

Many and varied.: Many diseases can cause immune mediated vasculitis. Apart from the specific illness with tendencies to affect specific organs, the most common serious issues from all vasculitis are inflammation of renal, cerebrovascular, gastrinitestinal, and cardiac blood vessel inflammation. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of ulcers and cold sores?

What are possible causes of ulcers and cold sores?

Virus and Stress: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) may be caused by a virus that stays inactive in your body until you are stressed or experience illness such as a cold. In addition, it could be caused by a vitamin B12 or vitamin d deficiency. Take a multi-vitamin everyday, spend some time in the sun, and find ways decrease stress. Your dentist or doctor can also prescribe an antiviral. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with pseudogout?

What are the symptoms associated with pseudogout?

Pain: With a flair up, pain, redness, swelling, and increased warmth of the involved joint. ...Read more

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What are cold symptoms and flu symptoms in toddlers?

What are cold symptoms and flu symptoms in toddlers?

Colds vs flu: Common colds and mild influenza can look very similar. Though both often present with runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fever, the flu is typically more severe, and associated with more fatigue, and often body aches. Unlike a cold, it can also become much more severe. See a doctor if you think your child has the flu, particularly if they have a chronic condition such as asthma or heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with dysentery?

What are the symptoms associated with dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery or the "bloody flux" really is bloody diarrhea although we generally require mucus in the stool with tenesmus, crampy pain while passing the diarrhea. It is classically associated with shigellosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with sterility?

What are the symptoms associated with sterility?

Non-specific: In males none at all; in females the most common are irregular or absent periods. This doesn't always mean 'sterility' but can suggest below-normal fertility. No 'symptoms' are terribly specific, testing is the place to start. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with raynaud's phenomenon?

What are the symptoms associated with raynaud's phenomenon?

Pain: The fingers can turn red, white, blue, and this is painful. The sequence is often triggered by exposure to cold. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with mvp?

What are the symptoms associated with mvp?

Depends: Many pts have minimal symptoms. Common symptoms are chest pain, palpitations and shortness of breath as well as reduced exercise capacity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with pediculosis?

What are the symptoms associated with pediculosis?

Pediculosis: Symptoms of pediculosis are itching, rash, nits, crawling lice, skin thickening, skin discolouration, body sores some times. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with you having cancer?

What symptoms are typically associated with you having cancer?

Type dependent...: The symptoms of cancer depend upon the type of cancer for the individual patient. A breast cancer might present with a mass in the breast and inversion of the nipple, whereas a colon cancer might present with blood in the stool and bowel pattern changes. Some symptoms of "cancer" are common to many cancer types, such as unexplained weight loss and fatigue. Hope that this helps. ...Read more