Cold sore

What is Cold sore?

Cold sores are pearly white blisters around the mouth due to a Herpes simplex infection .They are generally seen after acute febrile episodes .

Questions and answers on "Cold sore"

If my spouse has HSV 1 and get's cold sores can I start to get them if I already have HSV1 but don't get cold sores ?

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when my 12 year old eats foods and this is the only times it happens her inside of her lips start to itch and it tingles and then it blisters and if any thing like fluid touches it after it stings then its not cold sores as i know what that looks like. only when she eats

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Greetings of the day

Possibility of herpes labialis is to be considered.
Diagnosis depends on visual examination, it would be helpful if you could send us the clinical photograph.
Meanwhile local application of Dentogel gel along with Multivitamin syrup will be...

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"i had a cold sore , i pick it now its healed but the skin had ripped off ... now i have a pink spot ( under skin ) in my lips and i want to know what i can do for it to heal faster so my normal lip skin color would show , I Cant depend on time i have things to take care of & this is sort of embarrassing , Thank You .

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Hi. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
I read your query. Cold sores are Herpes virus infections. It has a healing process of its own. But since you peeled it, the healing is delayed.
Since its on moving area i.e. lips, keep the area moist with creams to avoid cracking. Apply ice over area which will...

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Hi, I take Metoprolol and have for just over a year. I ve noticed an increase in getting cold sores . I had one in August after not having any for approximately 10 years and now have 2 coming out on my lip at the same time. I m also getting over a cold and I haven t had a cold in 16 years. Can this be caused by the Metoprolol?

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

Although there is no direct study proving that metoprolol can lead to an immuno-compromised state in an individual consuming it. You should note that cold sores have found to appear when an individual is not healthy (low on immunity, infection,...

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I have had pre-cancerous, carcinoma cells, removed from my head and face. Could a persistent cold sore be another such cell?

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Brief Answer:
Cold sore

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

Usually persistent cold sore cant be carcinoma cells


See your doctor if:

1-You have a weakened immune system
2-The cold sores don't heal within two weeks
3-Symptoms are severe
4-You have frequent recurrences of cold sores...

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Hi I started getting cold sores recently and they are not really bad or anything but affect my confidence during outbreak. I take lysine but i have had some problems with my kidneys before so not sure about it. Also I have a pretty balanced healthy lifestyle and im not sure about taking one amino acid in isolation. Anyway I am starting to get an outbreak now and was thinking of going to gp to try and get an oral anti-viral and I wonder would they prescribe that usually for cold sore? Are they effective? Are they hard on the body/dangerous etc?

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Thanks for your query

As cold sores you are getting are not that bad so lysine is good choice for it, as it prevents the virus from growing somehow, usually it is safe but in very few cases of kidney problems have been shown with it rarely. You should obviously consult a specialist if you have...

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Hi, Whenever I have cold sores, I will have white discharge from my vagina, swollen eyelids and fixed red rashes on my body (which occur at the same area every outbreak, but more and more) I was told by a doctor that these rashes are due to drug allergy (maybe tetracycline, antibiotics or cold sore medicine). However, after around 10 outbreaks, I find out I have these symptoms* even if I hadn't taken any medicine they suggest to cause allergy. * These four symptoms: cold sores, swollen vagina with white discharge, swollen eyelids, fixed red rashes which always happen at the same time The red rashes leave pigments on my skin as well, so is there anything that I can prevent these symptoms to happen at the same time again?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Fixed drug eruption

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.

Your problem is essentially that of fixed drug eruption.
Such eruptions occur secondary to intake of certain drugs. Every time that you take...

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i had bood work done because i have had sores on my tounge for 1 year. the blood work came back showing i had cold sores. can you have cold sores on your tounge or is that known as canker sores inside the mouth.? is cold sores and canker sores mean the same thing?

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Hello thanx fr queiry.aftr fever,it causes cold sores due to herpes virus.both r same.u need antivirals both topical and systemic.u consult a general physician fr a check up and treatment.hydrate urself well.hp it helps.tc

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Hi. I had a cluster of 3 cold sores on my lip a couple of weeks ago and they scabbed and look like they went away. However 4 days ago I noticed that I have 3 white little patches of skin on my lip where the cold sore was. Am i still contagious/ do I have another cold sore? They don't itch or anything and when i rub my finger against my lip I can't feel that they are there?

doctor1 MD

Hi ,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Cold sores or gingivostomatitis is usually mild and self-limiting and so can be managed symptomatically.
-Avoid touching the lesions.
-Wash hands with soap and water immediately after touching the lesions, such as after applying medication....

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I suffer from HSV 1 and get cold sores every 3-4 months like clock work. I\'ve tried every prescription and vitamin regiment including L-Lisine everyday and nothing keeps them from popping up when I get a bit stressed. I've read a lot about colloidal silver and wanted the opinion of a healthcare professional. Is there a high risk of getting argyria?     

doctor1 MD

Hi

Colloidal silver can cause argyria and as you doubt it may not be a safe treatment. For that matter all metals including gold, etc are considered unsafe as they may build up in the tissues and have side-effects.

For cold sores you may try changing your life-style apart from the antiviral...

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hi i am 55 years of age 5ft 1 and wiegh 13 stone . my brother died of throat cancer and just recently i have been having problems with my throat pain in my throat and into my ears but not continuously it comes and goes my voice keeps going croaky but again not continuously and occasionally i have trouble swallowing ... i also have been experiancing mouth ulcers and cold sores

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I ve had cold sore on my lip for 2 months and it hasn t been treated yet. I ve consulted doctor a couple of times and they prescribed me Acyclovir and Valtrex. They helped a bit didn t completely treat the problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I had a pyruvic peel done 16 days ago. I had a very bad reaction. The day after the peel I looked as though I was a burn victim. I have healed but I still have a few areas of reddness. The dermatologist said that I had cold sores on my face, and this created an infection. I have never had cold sores so this is shocking to me. Anyway she prescribed Locoid cream and Cicafate to use twice a day. I am seeing her again in 2 weeks. Is the reddness likely to heal??????

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My cold sore started Dec . 11th and I still have it today. I try to be careful. But I forgot, and I kissed the forehead of my newborn granddaughter (she's 3 weeks old). Please tell me if there is a chance or not of her contracted the cold sore....

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Hello, I have had to cold sores in the past on my lower right lip. They where very small and after about a 7-10 day they where gone( I only had 2 in my life). Its been more than 5 years and I have a small red bump above my lip (not on the line)...

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I talked to you before about my medical problem. My blood work showed HSV type 1 negative HSV type 2 positive, I don't have blisters at genital area, but within past 3days around my mouth slightly redness and itching, no pain , no blisters yet,...

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