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Why Do You Get Cold Sores Am I Treating My Skin Badly
A viral infection: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity virus, so type 1 sometimes causes genital herpes, and type 2 sometimes ends up causing lip sores, depending on what kinds of activities a person participates in. Pre-teen children's cold sores are non-std's. They get the virus from family & friends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get blistery, painful sores under my nose every time i get sick. What are they and what can I do for them? It's so embarrassing - i hate them!
Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient that chronic cold sores is common on some people ...Read more
Why do my nipples keep turning purple all the time wether hot or cold I am really scared so please help me...
What do you advise if i was extremely stressed today and a cold sore came up on my bottom lip. What do you advise if i was wondering how i could help get rid of it faster?
Cold sores: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also 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 also hasten healing. ...Read more
You may do nothing.: Depends. Some people thought it just an annoying condition, 7-10 days later, it would go away anyway. So do nothing is an reasonable option. Some people thought it's serious, then you need help from dermatologists who may prescribed oral medicine like Acyclovir to stop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have really red cheeks constantly and they often burn and are so hot when i touch them. I was just wondering if you had any advice?
Rosacea: It runs in families, benign, monkey.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have pimple-like spots in my legs and arms. I don't know what is it? Why did i get these? How to treat this? Please help me. Thank you.
Need diagnosis first: before cause and treatment can be given. If you have dry skin, it is not uncommon to get plugged hair follicles called keratosis pili that can sometimes get inflamed, and is treated with moisturizers. If you have infection/folliculitis, this would be Rx with antibiotics. Or this may be some other type of rash. An exam by your doctor is a starting point. ...Read more
I have been noticing dry flaky skin on my legs and i want to know what I should do go tothe doctor or try a home remedy?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: Increased sweating or hyperhidrosis is common: http://dermnetnz.Org/hair-nails-sweat/hyperhidrosis.Html there are prescription antiperspirants that may help. Injection with botulinum toxin can also stop the sweating temporarily. If it is more widespread or not responding to the topicals, there are systemic medications that can decrease sweating. Your dermatologist will help guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a canker sore on my mouth and it's hurting when I talk or eat . I was wondering what medicine do you recommend using . ?
Covering It Up: Here are a couple of good choices to relieve pain from canker sores. Warm salt water rinsing with 1tsp salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Rinse at least three times per day. Before you eat, you can put an ointment over the sore. Orabase is found in most pharmacies and works well to cover the sore before you eat. Also, avoid foods with tomatoes, spicy or citrus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do if I have a really sore throat so i can barely talk and i can't breath very well through my nose :( i know it's a cold but how do I get rid of it..?
Cold urticaria: I would encourage you to see an allergist to assess this further. ...Read more
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