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  • Answer: lots and lots of Carmex
  • Answer: Yes, unfortunately cold sores can manifest on the chin. They can occur pretty much anywhere around the mouth, eyes, and nose. Additionally, cold sores, because they are the herpes virus, can be spread from those areas to the genitals and anus as well.
  • Answer: A cold sore is caused by a herpes simplex virus and shows on the lip. It is a red, raised bump that gets crusty. Once you have these, you will get them time and time again. They have nothing to do with what we call colds and therefore with coughs, either. You can have both a cold and a cold sore but they are not causing each other.
  • Answer: Yes stress DOES cause cold sores.
    I hope this answers your question.
  • Answer: Well, one way is to drink water with salt in it. Yeah, it will hurt, but it helps!Another way is to drink a lot of milk. Or eat ice cream, milkshakes, anything like that!Also, what causes them is all of the acid in your mouth, from things like soda. So, maybe if you stop drinking soda for a little while, it will help.
  • Answer: Cold sores have been in existence for thousands of years since theyare a common malady. They have been recorded in medical literaturefor several hundred years.
  • Answer: No. Herpes simplex type I causes cold sores.
  • Answer: well having one is a pain and well try putting an ice cube and try to keep it dry as much as you can and for me i had one for like over a week
  • Answer: I have been a cold sore sufferer even since I can remember. I dont believe there is such a thing as a cure for cold sores but I have found that zovirax cream words for me. It works by drying out the sore and reduces the time that you have a nasty sore on your face.
  • Answer: Yes! And with very great efficacy! It works very well to help heal and shorten the amount of time suffering from a cold sore.

    This is false: Erythromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. This medicine is for bacterial infection only. Check any Med website. I am happy that you cold sore cleared up for you but, it definitely was not because of this medicine. Always, ask your doctor for the correct medicine -- this medicine can be very dangerous to the liver; so only use it as prescribed. Hope this helps.
  • Answer: Bactroban is not effective for viral cold sores.
  • Answer: The first thing you notice is small swellings under the skin on the lips if they apear in or around the nose you will notice them when they start to feel hot and pmildly painfull. they are generaly irritating all the time eventualy they will turn ito a blister and break. At this point the temptation to run yourtongue over your lips wil be hard to resist and this can in fact spread it further. The best thing to do is get an anti viral creme to aply to the infections as soon as you notice them before the skin breaks and keep on aplying it to keep it suple. If you let cold sores dry out they will cause the surounding skin to crack and spread the infection further. Most importantly do not kiss any one or share eating utensils while you have active herpes legions. Symptoms of Cold Sore Initially a pain develops in and around the lips and mouth area. This may be very painful for some people. The pain may be accompanied by fever, swollen glands on neck, and sore throat. With the appearance of the blisters on the skin, the cold sores break allowing the fluid to come out. This creates a hard layer on the skin that goes away after some days. The children who develop cold sores tend to drool before its appearance. There are also several people who have the virus in them but do not get this problem.
    Symptoms: Warning symptoms of itching, burning, increased sensitivity, or tingling sensation may occur about 2 days before lesions appear. Skin lesions or rash around the lips, mouth, and gums Small blisters (vesicles) filled with clear yellowish fluid Blisters on a raised, red, painful skin area Blisters that form, break, and ooze Yellow crusts that slough to reveal pink, healing skin Several smaller blisters that merge to form a larger blister Mild fever (may occur)
  • Answer: Skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, at the location where the virus is active, during a time when they are shedding virus.
  • Answer: It can, if you get a good type. Sometimes, it can make them worse. Vaseline is the best way to help it.

    Be sure to toss the chapstick after you are over the cold sore--may reinfect you.

Who can get cold sores?

  • 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.

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