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Daughter (6 years old) soars on lips and chin she was diagnosed with strep/tonsilitis 4 days ago in the er. White spots on tonsills and in throat. 3 days ago she broke out with what looks like the herpes symplex ( she has gotten the cold saors on her li

Daughter (6 years old) soars on lips and chin she was diagnosed with strep/tonsilitis 4 days ago in the er.  White spots on tonsills and in throat.  3 days ago she broke out with what looks like the herpes symplex ( she has gotten the cold saors on her li

Cold : Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" at any time and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! her strep infection may have caused her cold sore outbreak. They usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. There is a possibility of a superinfection of the cold sores with staph or strep bacteria called impetigo. If her sores are yellow, crusting and draining, you will want to have her seen by her doctor. She may need a different antibiotic if this is the case. There is no cure for cold sores but there are a few treatments for the symptoms: -over the counter ointments with topical Lidocaine can be used for pain, but will not shorten the course -applying ice and taking Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help with pain relief -do not pick at it or pop it since that can make it worse -antiviral medications such as valacyclovir are the only treatments known to reduce pain and shorten the course if taken as soon as you know an outbreak is coming. These are prescription medications, so you should discuss these with your doctor. ...Read more

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Getting white spots on the skin?

Getting white spots on the skin?

Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides ( a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does white spots on my skin mean?

What does white spots on my skin mean?

White spots on the s: There are as many causes of white spots on the skin as there are patients that have them. Everything from fungi to genetic or unknown causes can make white spots. Various depigmenting disorders can also make them. There's no way to tell you what's causing yours unless you see a dermatologist and have the diagnosis made. ...Read more

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I have white spots. What is the best cure?

I have white spots. What is the best cure?

Where? what? etc.: You didn't mention where you have them? What size? How many? For how long? Any other symptoms, either locally or the rest of your body. There is not enough information to even try to answer so general a question. Why don't you repost your question with more information. ...Read more