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Why Do I Get Fever Blisters
Cold sores: The cold sores or fever blisters are a herpes simplex virus. Stress whether physical (lack of sleep infection....) or emotional stress. I advise you to see your doctor as there are medications your doctor can put you on to prevent the frequent out breaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: This sounds like Herpes. Herpes is a virus that your body never fully expels--once you have it, you have it for life and it can come back just as you describe. You can treat outbreaks with topical or oral antiviral medicine--consult with your doctor for a prescription and to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I get fever blisters from stress. I get swollen glands along my jaw but I noticed I have swollen glands in my groin, too. Virus? I'm just tired but ok
Fever blisters: No, you can only treat them when they appear. ...Read more
Herpes Simplex: Herpes simplex type 1, which is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin, can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such as toothbrushes or eating utensils. In general, a person can only get herpes type 2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital hsv-2 infection. It is important to know that both hsv-1 and hsv-2 can be spread even if sores are not presen. ...Read more
I always get fever blisters even when i'm not sick and i haven't kissed any guys recently what could this be?
I started to notice fever blisters recently and i read it was a herpes 1 stimlax or some sort. Am i going to get them again? How do I treat it fast?
Time will heal: It is true that this is caused by herpes simplex virus. Treatment is largely for comfort, and a product like orabase can be used, which uses a covering with a topical anesthetic. Anti-viral medications are very seldom used for "cold sores". It is a virus which resides in the nerve trunks of the facial nerves, and will recur. Good luck... 7-10 days... ...Read more
Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences are frequent a preventive dies of medication one to two pills a day will prevent recurrences. Document severity and length of episodes to determine if treatment of this episode or longer term is better gor you, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know foods.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
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