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Cold sore or herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I've suffered from cold sores, or at least I think they're cold sores for as long as I can remember
Doctor :  
User :   but is it herpes? or could it be something else
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
i wil help you in this
Doctor :  
i will need to ask few more questions.can i proceed?
User :   sure
Doctor :  
please provide age, gender, location, occupation, marital status
User :   I'm only 17, female
User :   and single
Doctor :  
could you describe the sores? is it rash like or just raised areas?
User :   it's just a raised area, and it's sensitive
Doctor :  
User :   they usually last a couple days
Doctor :  
is there redness, itching, pain, or increase in temperature in that area?
User :   um they're sort of mroe red than my regular lips, they aren't itchy, but they kind of hurt
User :   but there isn't any increased temperature
Doctor :   are there any fluid filled vesicles?
User :   um.. i'm not sure
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
have you taken any medications till now for this?

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