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Is that a cold sore?

A: I am not a doctor. A cold sore is an outward manifestation of the herpes simplex virus type one virus; that''s the closest I can come to giving you the scientific name for a cold sore. The most common way to get herpes simplex is to kiss someone who has a cold sore. Unfortunately, once you have herpes simplex, you will never get rid of it. However, you can treat cold sores with topical antiviral medications (Abreva or a prescription antiviral.) You can also take an oral antiviral medication which can reduce the amount of herpes simplex in your body, making it less likely that you''ll get an outbreak and reducing the chance that you''ll pass the virus to others.


How to get rid of a cold sore on the mouth?

A: You can stop having herpes. That''s my best advice. hey.. gurl ya can use petroleum jelly.. it works real go0o0od.. and anotha thang ya can do is gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide.. now that ish works wonders.. my sore went away the next day.. cuz i put it on at night.. well i hope i helped ya.. bye *Tiff* Carmex or tomato juice Gargle with a medicated Mouthwash twice a day. Drink lots of water. If the cold sore is on the lips then it might be a virus called herpes zoster, you should put a topical cream for that. Get abreva...it works really fast. Also, start taking L-Lysine, a supplement. It will help and cut back on the frequency of outbreaks. Blistex,Carmex,or any cold sore medication,usually found in any walgreens,or pharmacy!Also you can...


A Question about a cold sore??

A: cold sores Herpes simplex is caused by a virus called HSV. HSV are of two types- HSV1 and HSV2. HSV 1 normally causes oral herpes or cold sores. The virus is normally contacted during childhood when a child is kissed by an infected person. Though HSV2 can also occur in the oral area, it rarely causes oral herpes. But the virus that causes cold sores can easily cause genital herpes. Symptoms Of cold sores cold sores is also called fever blisters. The symptoms commonly...


If you get a cold sore does thet mean that you have herpes ?

A: A cold sore is caused by a type of herpes virus. So is chickenpox. Herpes viruses are pretty common, as are cold sores. And yes, any type of illness or other systemic stress can trigger a cold sore. This could be either. If your husband has cheated on you again, he may or may not admit it, of course, but even if he did, this may not have been directly responsible for your cold sore. There is a much bigger question here, and it''s one that only you can answer for yourself. If your husband cheats on you, do you still want him in your life, and why or why not. Lord only know why...but they have changed the name of a simple cold sore to herpes...


cold sores OR HERPES?

A: Print this out for her: http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html All cold sores are caused by one of the herpes viruses. So yes, cold sores are herpes. The two herpes simplex viruses are not A and B, they are hsv-1 and hsv-2. Hsv-1 usually infects the mouth, causing cold sores, but can often cause genital herpes - it accounts for over half of new cases of genital herpes in young women here. It is usually transmitted to someone''s genitals by someone who gets cold sores giving them oral sex. Similarly you can catch


Wait...are cold sores and herpes the same thing?

A: HSV-1 causes cold sores on the mouth HSV-2 causes cold sores on the genitals so yes in a sense Herpes is a cold sore and you can spread from the mouth to the genitals and vice versa....you can also get it in your eye! there are cold sores that the doctor will refer to as a herpes strain. it is viral. and it is not a sexually transmitted kind of thing. they develop on their own. Technicly, cold sores are a type of herpes, but if you get a cold sore it isn''t bad, everyone gets them. If you have...


How to get rid of a cold sore, fast?

A: cold sores are very painful, small fluid filled blisters or sores that are formed on the mouth, lips or nose. These sores are caused by a virus, but unlike other viral infections, a cold sore virus is never totally eradicated by one’s system and hence the sores caused by this virus have a tendency of recurring. The herpes simplex virus or HSV is what is responsible for causing cold sores. This virus is basically of two types, type 1 and type 2. cold sores are normally caused by the type 1 virus, while the type 2...


How do i get rid of my cold sore?

A: use abreva it''s really goo stuff. I use strong salt water...cheap and effective, mine disappear within days, but use it about 3-4 times daily. Abreva is the best thing for cold sores. Definition A cold sore is a fluid-filled blister which usually appears at the edge of the lips. cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus infection. Description A cold sore is a fluid-filled, painful blister which is usually on or around the lips. Other names for a cold sore are fever blister, oral herpes, labial herpes, herpes labialis, and herpes febrilis. cold sores most often...


cold Sore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

A: That is God trying to tell you to not be such a sl ut No i dont know. That sucks. You can buy like a numbing thing from a drugstore that is supposed to shrink them. They make some anti herpes medicine that can control future outbreaks. I would suggest going to the doctor and ask to be put on it. Unfortunately you will carry that herpes virus for life and you will have more outbreaks. Once you have a cold sore, you just need to let it run its course. It will go away until next time. Try abreva.... Try Lysine. It''s a dietary supplement and you can find it at any drug store or walmart, etc. My daughter got terrible cold sores when she was younger and that took care of it in a matter of days.


what Are the Common causes of cold sores?

A: The most common causes of cold sores are herpes simplex virus one (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus two (HSV-2) which in some cases are known as human herpes viruses one and two. These viruses can be passed among people through physical contact with an active lesion. Once the virus is in a personís system, an outbreak can occur due to illness, environmental irritants, emotional distress, and other issues. Once the virus is contracted, there is no way to prevent a cold sore outbreak.. HSV-1 is one of the most common causes of cold sores and can produce lesions, also known as fever blisters, on and in the mouth as well...

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