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what causes canker sores?

A: Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are small sores that occur inside the mouth. You can get them on the tongue and on the inside of the cheeks and lips ? the parts of the mouth that can move. They usually pop up alone, but sometimes they show up in small clusters. Your mouth might tingle or burn before the actual sore appears. Soon, a small red bump rises. Then after a day or so it bursts, leaving an open, shallow white or yellowish wound with a red border. The sores are often painful and can be up to an inch across, although most of them are much smaller. Occasionally, someone who gets canker sores may also develop a fever and feel sluggish and uncomfortable. The good news is...


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what causes canker sores?

A: Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are small sores that occur inside the mouth. You can get them on the tongue and on the inside of the cheeks and lips ? the parts of the mouth that can move. They usually pop up alone, but sometimes they show up in small clusters. Your mouth might tingle or burn before the actual sore appears. Soon, a small red bump rises. Then after a day or so it bursts, leaving an open, shallow white or yellowish wound with a red border. The sores are often painful and can be up to an inch across, although most of them are much smaller. Occasionally, someone who gets canker sores may also develop a fever and feel sluggish and uncomfortable. The good news is that...


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is herpes the only thing that causes cold sores/fever blisters on the lips? ifnot what other thing

A: Hello, the lesions are characteristic for herpes simplex. It is not difficult to diagnosis. One can rule outherpetiformis dermatitis which has lesions similar to herpes. Herpes zoster is unilateral, lesions appearalong the nerve distribution and they are painful. Take care....
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what are cold sores? I get one every few months, and I hate them, because they look so ugly.

A: cold sores are caused by a virus. About a quarter of the population is susceptible to this condition, while the rest of us are immune. Once the virus is contracted, it settles in the tissue around the lips, nostrils and other areas of sensitive skin. At times when the body'' s tesistance is lowered, the virus will start rapidly reproducing and an itchy, painful, blistery and later weeping sore will develop. Eventually this dries out and heals, but while in the blistery stage, the virus can be spread to other people in the community. There are ointments that can be used (eg. Zovirax) in the very early stages of a cold sore to prevent it from developing further. Once the sore is established, only soothing and...


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what are cold sores? I get one every few months, and I hate them, because they look so ugly.

A: cold sores are caused by a virus. About a quarter of the population is susceptible to this condition, while the rest of us are immune. Once the virus is contracted, it settles in the tissue around the lips, nostrils and other areas of sensitive skin. At times when the body` s tesistance is lowered, the virus will start rapidly reproducing and an itchy, painful, blistery and later weeping sore will develop. Eventually this dries out and heals, but while in the blistery stage, the virus can be spread to other people in the community. There are ointments that can be used (eg. Zovirax) in the very early stages of a cold sore to prevent it from developing further. Once the sore is established, only soothing and drying...


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what are some of the things that cause cold sores?

A: Change in weather, sunburn, wind or stress, that''s usually when I get a cold sore... yes- ice inhibits them but hurts surrounding tissue- I use a mixture of Neosporin and makeup to hide the blemish after the blister stage (I use a pin to pop the blisters)- best defense is good health, a bland diet, no cholcolate or coffee, no stress, a little vitamin C, and hope the weather doesn''t change too rapidly herpes virus also they come more often if you are sick or stressed The Herpes Simplex virus. Rundowness...
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what causes perpetual sore throat?

A: Could be a sign of having mononucleosis or the Epstein-Barr virus, a viral infection that causes fatigue. Get examined, a simple lab test could confirm this diagnosis. If it is untreated throat infection it should be treated. Often enough when we see sore throat lasting very long it is the Epstein-Barr virus, common in younger folks, if untreated could lead to chronic fatigue. Pleae get it checked quickly....
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what cause`s cold sores and whats the best way to get rid of them??

A: cold sores are usually caused by a virus, called herpes, that most of us actually carry without it causing too much problems. The virus can be transmitted from person to person, but often we don`t know why we have caught it. Once you have cold sores, they can come back. But this is not a problem as there are many excellent over the counter products that you can buy. These not only kill the virus but help to reduce the cold sore as well.. One old cure - and I have used it when I was younger with some success - was to dab perfume on the sore. It did take away the itching and it felt more comfortable. Within a few days the sore was gone. I don`t know if it`s coincidence...


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How do you get rid of cold sores once and for all?

A: No the herpes virus stays in your body forever... you know, a virus is forever... avoid kissing or making love when you symptoms flare up. You can use abreva to treat it. Also, ask your doctor about Valtrex or Acyclovir if it''s really bad It sounds sick but try urine You can''t, they are Viral and will continue to re-occur off and on through your life. There are way''s to manage your symptoms though, reduce stress, because it is a trigger and you can take preventative medications like Acyclovir and L-Lysine, just talk to your Doctor about those. You can''t actually "cure" cold sores. They''re brought on by a strain of the herpes virus which (at this time) is incurable. You can do your best to prevent them from flaring up, but you...


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Are cold sores a sign of Herpes?

A: I found some good info here. cold sores are a form of herpes. Symplex 1 I think is oral herpes. Symplex 3 prehaps is genital herpes. You can also get herpes on other parts of your body. Be careful not to touch your coldsore and then touch another part of your body (especially eyes and genitals) it spreads easily. Chicken pox and shingles are also forms of the herpes virus. One you have herpes it is stored in your spine and stays with you forever. You''ll notice that the outbreak is usually always of the same side of your body (right or left). Well yes, they are the physical manifestation of herpes simplex. Herpes simplex in the mouth is different to genital herpes, having one does not mean a person has the other,...


 
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