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I think I high five someone with a cold sore, and I feel like I got the symptom listed online, it would itch or burn and then stop. Does mean I haveit?

I think I high five someone with a cold sore, and I feel like I got the symptom listed online, it would itch or burn and then stop. Does mean I haveit?

Seeing is believing: If a MD sees the lesion a diagnosis can be made. Otherwise, it is difficult if not impossible to say with certainty. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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I have a burn from putting cold sore medicine on my tongue. The burn is underneath and very painful what can I do?

Wait for healing: If it is really getting in your way, get a topical anesthetic compound, something like a denture sore mouth thing, from your pharmascist.
You still have to wait about a week for healing. ...Read more

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Burning when I pee and notice cold sore almost way up inside the vaginal wall on left side. My husband is only partner what could this be?

Burning when I pee and notice cold sore almost way up inside the vaginal wall on left side. My husband is only partner what could this be?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My son has a white pimple like bubble under his tongue. What can it be? He says it doesn't burn like a cold sore, it's not painful.

My son has a white pimple like bubble under his tongue. What can it be? He says it doesn't burn like a cold sore, it's not painful.

Mucocoel: The skin lining the underside of the tongue contains many glands that secrete mucous. Sometimes the mechanical action of a busy tongue will break the tubes that bring the mucous to the surface & a cyst will form under the skin when the mucous cannot get out. I generally send these to an ENT to have them opened & removed. They can reoccur. ...Read more

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Got oral and had unprotected sex also was getting a cold sore now my vagina is itching and burning and has a sore from scratching. What's wrong?

Got oral and had unprotected sex also was getting a cold sore now my vagina is itching and burning and has a sore from scratching. What's wrong?

Need to be examined: Can't know for sure without an examination. Oral herpes can be spread other parts of the body. Other posibilities: bacterial infection, yeast infection, std, dermititis (skin conditions)........ ...Read more

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Is it Normal to still have tingling and burning on lip and nose 3 days after a cold sore blisters under nose has crusted over?

Is it Normal to still have tingling and burning on lip and nose 3 days after a cold sore blisters under nose has crusted over?

Yes: It will heal in a week. Does not matter what you put on it. If you get these a few times a year, protect lips and face from sun. There are sunscreen chapsticks. Valacyclovir 2 grams at the first symptoms (prodrome) of the next attack will turn it off. You must be prepared beforehand. There are no side effects. ...Read more

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Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?

Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?

Have it evaluated: Is it one one side or both? If it's only on one side, It sounds more like shingles- cold sore cream won't likely help because it may extend over a larger swath of skin. Acyclovir is prescribed, to minimize the problem of chronic pain on the affected skin. ...Read more

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Have a canker sore or cold sore won't go away I'm scared and my vagina burns and I deal with depression and kinda in a bad place right now?

Have a canker sore or cold sore won't go away I'm scared and my vagina burns and I deal with depression and kinda in a bad place right now?

Multiple issues: Cold sores are on the external lips & respond well to topical lemon balm oil whereas canker sores are on tongue, gums or inner mouth & respond to licorice lozenges. There are many causes of vaginitis but it's readily treated-see a doc for diagnosis/treatment.
While meds can help depression, exercise, counseling & supplements can help too. Vitamin/mineral deficiencies & hypothyroidism can contribute. ...Read more

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Bf did oral sex on me after kissing. Hour later I had a cold sore (red burning)on lip 4 1st time. Is it possible I transmit it to him, him to my genitals?

Bf did oral sex on me after kissing. Hour later I had a cold sore (red burning)on lip 4 1st time. Is it possible I transmit it to him, him to my genitals?

HSV 1: Oral cold sores are typically caused by a virus called HSV 1. Genital cold sores by HSV 2. Oral sex can lead to the transmission of these viruses from one person to the other. ...Read more

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French kissed this guy twice. Lips and gums burn and gums aches. For more than a week. No blisters, bumps or cold sore. What's wrong?

French kissed this guy twice. Lips and gums burn and gums aches. For more than a week. No blisters, bumps or cold sore. What's wrong?

Ask your doctor: There are many conditions associated with pain or discomfort, soreness or burning inside of mouth and swollen gums. It could be toothbrush irritation and/or dental abscess. Any of these symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require prompt medical diagnosis by your dentist or pcp. ...Read more

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I have Herpes Type II. For a month now I've had tingling & burning sensation & lip quivering on my upper lip but no cold sore has appeared. I've taken valacyclovir 1 g for 14 days but has not relieved symptoms Am I having an outbreak? Or something else

I have Herpes Type II. For a month now I've had tingling & burning sensation & lip quivering on my upper lip but no cold sore has appeared. I've taken valacyclovir 1 g for 14 days but has not relieved symptoms Am I having an outbreak? Or something else

Not herpes: To be sure you understand: HSV2 is the virus, not the disease. Genital herpes can be caused by either HSV1 or 2, but HSV2 infrequently infects the mouth -- i.e. most people with genital HSV2 never get cold sores from it. Herpes doesn't cause "tingling and burning" without visible sores, and herpes outbreaks never last a whole month. And non-improvement on valacyclovir confirms it's not herpes. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my upper lip. I noticed it 2 or 3 days ago. It doesn't hurt, burn or itch. Could this be a fever blister or a cold sore forming?

I have a small bump on my upper lip. I noticed it 2 or 3 days ago. It doesn't hurt, burn or itch. Could this be a fever blister or a cold sore forming?

Yes: Could also be ony of literally hundreds of other reasons for a "bump" on your lip. Can't be evaluated in this forum. Call a Pro, your Dentist, for an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Had a cold sore used otc remedy now I have a rash all over my mouth and lips. Burning sensation and itchy?

Had a cold sore used otc remedy now I have a rash all over my mouth and lips. Burning sensation and itchy?

It is likely that: You have developed a topical allergy to the OTC medication. Stop using it and see a health care provider to be certain that nothing else is going on and to obtain treatment for the allergic rash. ...Read more

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Can a cold sore look like a pimple on inner lip? Can they have a whitehead and pop like a pimple? No burning, itching or blister. Pimple or cold sore?

Can a cold sore look like a pimple on inner lip? Can they have a whitehead and pop like a pimple? No burning, itching or blister. Pimple or cold sore?

Inner lip: Is usually herpes. Acne occurs in areas where you have sebaceous glands which are not located on mucosal surfaces like the lips. ...Read more

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My lips is always burned during this time of the year when the weather is getting cold. Why is that? And how do I prevent it? This wind burn usually lead to embarrassing cold sores after

My lips is always burned during this time of the year when the weather is getting cold. Why is that? And how do I prevent it? This wind burn usually lead to embarrassing cold sores after

Excessive dryness: Colder, drier and winder weather strips your lips of moisture, resulting in breakdown which promotes cracking, peeling and flare ups of cold sores. Avoid excessive licking and use a hypoallergenic non-scented lip balm for protection. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your lips after they are sun burnt?

Absolutely!: Lip cold sores are usually caused by a recurrence of a herpes type1 virus, that lies dormant in your system until there is a stress. Lip sunburn is the perfect stress to bring back the herpes sores. You probably contracted the virus as a child. It stays in your body, "asleep", until at times of stress - fever, emotional upset, sunburn, etc - it causes new sores. These usually resolve in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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How can I stop a cold sore?

Options: 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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Why do you get a cold sore?

Why do you get a cold sore?

Stress, exposures to: Some will get them from excessive exposure to sunlight, others to tomatoes, others to spicy foods. By far the major contributor appears to be stress. ...Read more

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How can a cold sore start?

How can a cold sore start?

HSV- 1: Cold sores are painful blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more