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Cold Sores

Cold sores, also known as oral herpes or fever blisters, are common worldwide among teens and adults. The infection is caused by the virus HSV-Type 1.

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Are cold sores common to opiate withdrawals?

Cold sore are Herpes Simplex, a virus. Mouth sores in drug users are more likely dehydration and poor nutrition. --- The number 1 precipitating factor for cold sores (HSV 1 & 2) is physical & emotional stress followed by immune system compromization. Opiate withdrawal is characterized by massive release of cortisol & other stress hormones as well as general immune dysregulation. Both very good answers ...
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Can you get herpes from kissing?

Yes, you can get oral herpes or cold sores from kissing. Herpes is transmitted from any skin to skin contact, either when the herpes sores are present or in the time just before an outbreak. It should be noted that HSV is not contagious 100% of the time but there's no way to tell exactly when it is as viral cells can shed either before the lesion is detected or after it appears to have healed. Oral herpes, also known as cold...
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Does eating chili cause cold sores?

Eating chili doesn't cause cold sores.
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Can herpes kill you?

No, ultimately Herpes virus will not KILL you. You can never get rid of it, however, because there is no cure. But the good thing is that it CAN be controlled and treated. If left untreated, it can be more severe but it won't lead to death. The above is generally true, but there is one form of herpes virus infection that absolutely can kill you: herpes meningitis. This is a fairly rare form of meningitis, typically seen in the immunocompromised, the...
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Can hydrogen peroxide heal a cold sore?

Hydrogen peroxide won't heal a cold sore.
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What does a cold sore feel like?

They can be quite painful. They feel like a combination of a fat lip like you get if you get hit on the lip, and the worst chapped lips you ever had, plus a burn on top of it all. When you smile it can make them crack open and hurt more. They can ooze and feel like blisters. ...
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Will bleach heal a cold sore?

Bleach won't heal a cold sore.
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What are the signs and symptoms of herpes?

Signs of herpes tend to develop within 3-7 days of skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Herpes infections look like small blisters or ulcers (round areas of broken skin) on the genitals. Each blister or ulcer is typically only 1-3 millimeters in size, and the blisters or ulcers tend to be grouped into "crops." Usually the blisters form first then soon open to form ulcers. Herpes infections may be painless or slightly tender. In some people, however, the blisters or ulcers can...
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Where do cold sores come from?

The root cause of a cold sore is the virus known as the herpes simplex virus. There are eight types of this virus but only two of them are the ones which have been known to answer the question of why do people get cold sores. These types are the herpes simplex type 1 and 2. Why do people get cold sores? People get cold sores when the virus becomes triggered and begins to replicate themselves. They do this replication process...
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Does eating peppers remove cold sores?

No cold sores are a form of heroes which is viral A form of HERPES. There are many drugs for clearing up cold sores. There are also natural supplements that work also. Personally I take 100 mg of lLysine every day and I don't get them anymore. And before I started taking it everyday, when I got a cold sore, I would take 2000 mg every 6 hours and the sore would be gone in three days and never really "erupt" to...
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Can you use clotrimazole on a cold sore?

Clotrimazole is a medicine with anti fungal properties. The Traditional Cold Sore is caused by a virus (Herpes of some variety), hence clotrimazole would most likely be of little value. I would however recommend Teatree oil. It has got strong antibacterial and anti fungal properties and it can strengthen immune system a lil bit. It also improves skin healing ability. Applying this 3-4 times a day will also minimize the risk of getting an infection in the cold sore. The oil it self...
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Will penicillin clear up a cold sore?

Penicillin won't clear up a cold sore.
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Does a asthma inhaler cause cold sores?

An asthma inhaler doesn't cause cold sores.
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Is herpes curable?

Sorry to say no there is not, but there is medications available to prevent outbreaks from happening and to have less of chance to give it to someone. check them out the major one is Valtrex but there are some others available. There is unfortunately no cure for herpes, that's probably why it's one of the most widespread STDs. An estimated 1 in 5 people in the United States have it. There are however medications...
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How many people have cold sore virus?

Approximately 2 thirds (2/3) of the population of earth suffer from cold sores. Needless to say, it is definitely not a rare condition. Cold sores are a result of the usually dormant Herpes Simplex Virus, a virus spread with considerable ease, even just by touch! ...
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Can you get a cold sore from a telephone?

It would be nearly impossible to get a cold sore from a telephone as the virus can't survive long outside of the body. ...
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Can dogs give cold sores to humans?

Dogs can't give cold sores to humans.
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Can pickles cause cold sores?

Pickles don't cause cold sores.
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Can fruit cause cold sores?

Fruit doesn't cause cold sores.
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Does swimming in ocean clear cold sores?

Swimming in an ocean does not clear cold sores.
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How is herpes transmitted?

"Herpes" (from the Greek for 'crawl') refers to a large family of viruses that cause disease in humans and other animals. The first three types - see the list below - will produce skin blisters when they are active. The others mostly cause general flu-like illness. According to the Center for Disease Control, 90% of the US population have been infected with one or more herpes viruses. Once infected, these viruses remain in the body. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease...
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Is herpes a microorganism?

yes. it is a microorganism, Herpes simplex virus type I and type II which differs from the area of the body being infected.... ...
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Is herpes bacterial or viral?

Herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Herpes simples virus 2 infections are the primary cause of gential herpes infections that occur in the genital regions. These form the virus lies dormant in the sacral nerve at the base of the spine. ...
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What country did herpes come from?

The answer is that we don't know since it's been with humans for thousands of years. It is described in Egyptian, Greek and Roman medical literature. ...