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What to do if I have a cold sore inside my mouth does it mean I have herpes?

What to do if I have a cold sore inside my mouth does it mean I have herpes?

Possibly : Cold sores are frequently caused by herpes simplex virus. Lysine frequently suppresses this virus to eliminate symptoms- possibly permanently. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What to do if I have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth its very painful but I don, are there any other causes for cold sores?

What to do if I have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth its very painful but I don, are there any other causes for cold sores?

Cold sore: A sore in the corner of the mouth may be due to a virus. However, if you have dentures, chronic secretions on the side of the mouth caused by the dentures may cause breakdown of the skin at the corners of your mouth. There are over the counter meds that may be effective (check with your pharmacist), as well as some prescription meds you can get from your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth its very painful but i don', are there any other causes for cold sores?

What to do if I have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth its very painful but i don', are there any other causes for cold sores?

Cold sores: Are caused by the herpes simplex viruses. Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are 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 orally 3 times a day at onset, can help. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore in the crease of my mouth, what to do?

Cold Sore: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Why do I have a cold sore that always spread around my mouth?

Why do I have a cold sore that always spread around my mouth?

Because: You most likely have herpetic stomatitis which is a virus and tends to recur on its own schedule. Treat with antiviral medication after culture and proof. ...Read more

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So I have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth and it has been hurting for a few days so I squeezed it and puss stuff came out is this mersa?

Probably not: It's hard to be certain. Cold sores can easily become colonized by normal skin bacteria, which probably caused the pus you saw. The only way to tell if it is MRSA is to get a culture. But if you are otherwise healthy and this is not getting worse, you ought to be able to just ride this out. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and used a straw. About 1-2 hours later, my daughter took the straw out of the trash and put it in her mouth. Did she get virus?

I have a cold sore and used a straw. About 1-2 hours later, my daughter took the straw out of the trash and put it in her mouth. Did she get virus?

Probably not: The amount of virus left on the straw probably is too little and also would not be contagious, because saliva etc would have dried. The risk may not be zero, but it's very low. Kids mostly catch oral herpes from play- and school-mates. It can happen from infected parents, but usually by closer contact like kissing. Of course take her to the pediatrician ASAP if she gets oral sores or sore throat. ...Read more

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Is it ok to inject enbrel (etanercept) when I have a cold sore in my mouth?

Is it ok to inject enbrel (etanercept) when I have a cold sore in my mouth?

Why risk it: It is probably safe but I would suggest caution and to hold Enbrel (etanercept) until the cold sore has healed. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore on both sides of my mouth and extreme jaw pain. Are the two related?

I have a cold sore on both sides of my mouth and extreme jaw pain. Are the two related?

Perhaps but...: Cold sores are a general term and many individuals incorrectly use it to describe both canker sores\aphthous ulcers and herpetic sores. Both present differently and have different implications. Finally, I would not associate those sores with "extreme" jaw pain. See a dentist for a differential diagnosis, a complete exam and evaluation and treatment as\if needed. ...Read more

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Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Cold vs Canker sores: Cold sores are typically on the outside of your lips nose even eyes. Have a professional RX an antiviral for you. They may be pills or a salve or both. Compliance is the key to healing. Ensure you take the dose where youare supposed to. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a cold sore or not. The don't rle tingle and it hasn't been like 10 days one day I woke up n had like zits on round my mouth.

I don't know if I have a cold sore or not. The don't rle tingle and it hasn't been like 10 days one day I woke up n had like zits on round my mouth.

See your doctor.: You should be seen by your doctor. The diagnosis can't be made properly without being seen. You may have a bacterial infection as opposed to cold sores, which are caused by a virus....the treatment is different. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore in my mouth and I'm scared I might have genital herpes?

Cold sore?: See your dentist for accurate diagnosis of oral lesion and proper rx. Call your primary care physician for evaluation (or referral) for general herpes screening and, if necessary, rx. Don't be scared to seek help. Your care providers are there to help you. Please call now for their help. ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore, does that mean I'm going to get it in the eye and inside my mouth?

Not necessarily : To avoid spreading the virus that causes cold sores, be careful to avoid touching the area around the sore and practice good hand washing. If the cold sore is new, your healthcare provider may prescribe topical or oral antiviral medications, which can help the sore heal more quickly and limit the amount of virus present. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and around my mouth itches bad. It is swollen as well. I also have a knot under my chin that hurts. I have a slight fever as well.?

Oral herpes: This sounds like a fairly severe oral herpes infection, probably your first one, right? Not a reucrrent cold sore? You should be on an anti-herpes drug by mouth, such as valacyclovir or acyclovir. Discuss with doctor ASAP; treatment must be started early to do any good. Have PCR test for HSV and start Rx even if the diagnosis isn't certain; if not herpes, it won't do any harm. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a cold sore in my mouth and im scared I might have genital herpes?

What do you recommend if I have a cold sore in my mouth and im scared I might have genital herpes?

See a physician: The sore in your mouth is probably an aphthous ulcer which isn't viral and will resolve in 10-14 days... If you suspect genital herpes see your physician for advice and treatment options. ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore on my mouth will it spread to my eyes or private parts if I touched my cold sore and then my eyes/privates after?

If I have a cold sore on my mouth will it spread to my eyes or private parts if I touched my cold sore and then my eyes/privates after?

Possibly: Cold sores are caused by HSV1 and can be contagious. Genital herpes can also be transmitted. I would advise abstaining and getting a viral culture of your cold sore. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and my two month old may have touched my lip and then put his hands in his mouth. Are the chances high that he'll get hsv-1?

I have a cold sore and my two month old may have touched my lip and then put his hands in his mouth. Are the chances high that he'll get hsv-1?

It depends on...: If a cold sore is freshly oozing, there are lots of viruses there. If it hasn't broken open, or has already scabbed over, there is less chance of viral transmission. Since herpes type 1 virus infections happen to the great majority of people, it is extremely hard, if not nearly impossible, to prevent oneself from being infected during his lifetime. A baby should be checked, if any signs of herpes. ...Read more

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I was using arm&hammer advance white toothpaste &now I think have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth and maybe a pimple on my lip? How do I fix it?

Toothpaste?: Could be from toothpaste but is unusual. Do you think you might have been exposed to herpes simplex virus. Kissed a boy with a cold sore recently? Or do you have history of cold sores. Dr can prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or you can buy abreva lip sore treatment over the counter. Don't squeeze pimple or anything on lips, since that will create greater infection. ...Read more

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My nose has been running lately, now I have a cold sore above my lip, on the roof of my mouth and throat??

Ulcers: It is not uncommon to have outbreaks of ulcers during times of stress and/or respiratory infections. Some may be Herpes and may respond to medications like valacyclovir but only if taken early on in the disease phase. Otherwise, these sores are treated mainly by conservative measures and antiseptic/analgesic mouthwashes. Depending on extent, a careful dose of topical steroids may be used. ...Read more

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Am I at risk of contracting a virus If I kiss someone on the forehead and they have a cold sore on their upper lip?

Am I at risk of contracting a virus If I kiss someone on the forehead and they have a cold sore on their upper lip?

Low risk, but...: There is always a risk of catching or giving germs, viral or otherwise, when touching or being very near another person. That's the way life is. However, we humans much touch other humans. That's also the way life is. That said, cold sores are usually oral Herpes type 1, which is a virus that most people catch at some time. Many people catch it from their parents or siblings in childhood. ...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