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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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They 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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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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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