Answer: Use milk of magnesia, you can find this in grocery stores or pharmacies (Food Lion, Rite Aid, etc.). Shake well and put some on your cold sore using your finger. You should feel your cold sore start to throb a little and the milk of magnesia will dry after a few minutes. Since it is white, you should put on before you go to bed and wipe it off with a wet rag in the morning. Your cold sore should go away within a couple of days. Works really fast!
Answer: Depending on the sores, it could either be a rash, an allergic reaction to something( laundry soap, foods, etc.) or it could just be a reaction to a medicine. If I were you though I would go to your local dermatoligist, or a doctor because obviously I am not a doctor but I love health so most likely it is just a reaction( non- allergic or allergic) and its not deadly unless its an open wound.
Answer: Canker sores (mouth ulcers) may be caused by irritation by certain foods, by activity of the immune system, or by injuries, such as bites or cuts to the mucous membranes of the mouth. There is no single mechanism identified for sporadic or chronic sores. They occur within the tissue but may erupt or become infected.
Answer: Anyone who is exposed to the herpes simplex virus, which is extremely common. Most children have been exposed (mainly through being kissed by loving relatives) by the time they are two years old.
Answer: Mouth sores are not a listed side effect of Ritalin. However, taking a stimulant medication such as Ritalin can cause dry mucus membranes in the mouth. In certain people, dry mouth may lead to sores. Biotene is a mouthwash which helps with dry mouth.
Answer: Yes, they are very contagious, cold sores are a form of herpes as well so under no circumstances should you perform any sexual activity using your mouth or there is a very good chance you will get genital herpes.
Cold sores are usually Herpes simplex virus1 (predominantly orofacial), it is spread through close contact with the area of infection, Most people that have Herpes simplex virus 1 have it as a result of their parents passing it to them with close contact touching or kissing. this virus is always contagious but is particularly contagious when active,
HSV2 which is also known as genital herpes Oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly genital), as well as other herpes simplex infections are spread through close contact and can be infectious at any time especially when active.