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what causes cold sores to appear? A friend of mine said it was anything acidic, like lemons. Is this your experience?

A: cold sores are a reoccurence of the herpes simplex virus, which is technically called a recrudescence. Once you have herpes, you have it for life, as it is uncurable. Anything that irritates the lips, like sunlight, chapping, minor trauma or even a minor illness can cause the sores to reappear. They are called ''cold'' sores, because they often reappear when one has a minor illness, like a cold. Well not to get technical, but just in a healthy individual with no diseases, if you get run down you can develop them. cold sores are inside your...
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what are cold sores?

A: cold sores are a type of sore that develops on the skin as the result of a viral infection. They are usually small and can be quite painful. cold sores, which are actually blisters filled with fluid, are most commonly found on the mouth or the nose. Herpes simplex type 1, which is not the same as the herpes responsible for genital herpes, is the virus responsible for cold sores. After cold sores first appear, they remain dormant in the skin or nerves at the same site. Stress and illness can cause a new outbreak of cold sores. Researchers are...
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About how long will it take for cold sores to go away?

A: 2 days Please see the web pages for more details on Herpes labialis (cold sore). Genital herpes: A common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 or type 1. Type 1 is commonly acquired through oral sex, while type 2 is transmitted through sexual intercourse. Symptoms include small blisters in the genital area which rapidly break down to leave painful ulcers. Other symptoms include pain or difficulty in passing urine. Some patients may develop headache and fever. Herpes infection during late pregnancy is potentially dangerous to the baby during labour. Herpes is a life-long chronic condition which cannot be cured. However, there are antiviral drugs...


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This might be a really stupid question, but why would a cold sore magically appear? I haven''t had one in years and one "popped" out today. My hubby and I went to a cookout this weekend and I wonder if I just drank from the wrong cup?what can I do?

A: this is from EMedicineHealth.com "cold sores are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters or sores that appear on the lips, mouth, or nose that are caused by a virus. The sores can be painful and usually last a few days. Unlike most viral infections, the cold sore virus is not completely eliminated by the body defenses. For this reason, cold sores often recur." http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cold_sores/article_em.htm Were you outside without suncreen at that BBQ? Sun exposure can trigger an attack and produce a cold sore if you already...
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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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"

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what Are Herpes sores?

A: Herpes sores are distinctive sores which break out in people who are infected with the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Not everyone with herpes will experience herpes sores, and people who do develop sores can experience outbreaks at random. Medications such as valacyclover, acyclovir, and famciclovir can be used to manage herpes infections and suppress outbreaks. Several types of herpes virus can cause herpes sores to appear. HSV1 usually causes herpes sores above the waist, such as the distinctive cold sores or fever...
 
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