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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
Answer: I am not trying to be inappropriate but the BEST way to heal anything faster is steroids. I am not a user and advise against it, but from my research steroids does wonders for the healing process, this is one reason why so many athletes are users. They want to be back on the field as soon as possible for a chance at the ring. But they are illegal and have horrific side effects. Maybe a visit to your MD for some sort of cream would be best.
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: Cold sores are viral infections which cause recurrent groups ofirritating, even painful blisters on the lips. Oral herpes is an infection of the lips, mouth, or gums due to theherpes simplex virus. It causes small, painful blisters commonlycalled cold sores or fever blisters. Oral herpes is also calledherpes labialis.
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: I get them all the time and end up staying home and avoiding people at all costs. Depending on the stage its in, such as the tingling or blister stage i would hold ice on it wraped up in a wash cloth. This might even stop the cold sore from breaking out. Worked well for me in the past. the other day i got a really bad cold sore and called up my dentist and he right away prescribed for me Zoviarx ointment. This speeds up the healing process and takes the main away but i still took some pain meds. anyway the best thing to do is keep it moist. Vaseline!!! is the best along with zoviarx! dont pick at it even when it scabs then it will take longer to heal. trust me i know! tea bags in the freezer also work.