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Wind Burn Or Cold Sore
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
Yep!: Usually within 2-3 days. If not, see your dentist! ...Read more
I have a burn from putting cold sore medicine on my tongue. The burn is underneath and very painful what can I do?
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
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
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?
I have bumps around the edge of my lips for 2 days now and they're very itchy and burns occasionally, and it feels raw. It's not a cold sore I've had them before and it doesn't look at all like what I have. So im very confused as to what this problem is. It
Cold sore or pimple? White pus which was "popped". No tingle, burning or blister. Can cold sores be popped, if so, can the stuff be whitish?
I don't know if its a pimple or cold sore near my lower lip. It looks like a pimple but the head of the pimple looks fluid fill. It doesn't itch or burn?
When I was 20 I had a severe cold sore between my lip and nose. Now after 5 years the cold sore has not healed, and I still feel the tingling and burn?
You: Should see a dermatologist. 5 years means something else may be going on. ...Read more
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
Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?
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?
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
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?
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
I developed little bumps on my lip they are the same color as my lip & do not itch/burn/blister like cold sores. I do take cold sore oral meds already?
Bumps: Hard to tell without seeing it. May be enlarged minor salivary glands. See a dermatologist to check it out. ...Read more
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
Mouth has a small cut above lip that stings is this a cold sore or just a cut? I blow my nose a lot also it, doesn't burn or turns red
Hard to say: It is difficult to say without examining the area. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Have 4th cold sore in two weeks. Itchy burning rash infecting hair follicles all over legs. Sore throat. Earaches. Cbc showed viral. Which one & help?
See doctor: Unfortunately you will have to see your doctor to get help. ...Read more
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
The sore on my inner top lip on my right side looks like its yellow patch. It burns & tingles from time to time. Herpes or cold sores or canker sores?
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
Can cold sore virus be spread via breath, just air no saliva? I breathed through my mouth onto my palm and MIGHT be developing cold sore under beard.
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
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