Treating Cold Sore In Your Mouth - Tips On How To Treat A Cold Sore In Your Mouth
For treating Cold Sore in Your Mouth or lips, you use carmex on the outside of lips, not inside your mouth. That'll probably give you a wicked stomach ache. They have stuff at walgreens/cvs/drug stores for cold sores inside the mouth... which is technically called herpes. Totally common though. Campho-Phenique GEL works better than ANYTHING else and numbs it and I put it in my mouth all the time. I had an uncle who put it in his eyes, ears, mouth, and nose every night before bed and it never hurt him although, he was senile!
If it is in your mouth it is a canker and carmex won't help because it won't stay there. Get a really good mouth wash and rinse your mouth a few times a day with that. AH you have herpes in your mouth! That's really what it is. So safe sex everybody how would you like to have that pain down there! i wouldn't trust it they have better solutions. If it's in your mouth try gargling warm salt water. Camex works great, but I'm not sure about in the mouth. Yu can also Go to the drug store and get something called canker.
Frequently Asked Questions
what skin problems have the same symptoms as shingles?
person is female age 49 years old ,had chickenpox as a child, has like symptom now ,mostly on right side of face and ulcers in mouth and throat. has at times severe itching over her body with stinging where bumps are present- no fever.has been to two doctor ,one says she may have shingles the other says no.
I might have Shingles in my mouth.?
Hello, I started having toothache type symptoms in my mouth a few days ago. I saw my dentist and after and xray and exam he told me that I had no toothache but if fact a small leasion on my gum. He explained that it can very well be a shingle type nerve responce and it will have to go away on its own. He gave me pain medication and a steroid topical cream. I have taken all meds but the thing that works the best is 600mg Motrin. The bad part is it wears off about 3 hours later so I think I maybe taking too much. This really sucks! Has anyone had this before, and if so what worked for you. This is by far one of the most painful things I have ever felt in my life!!!
Both your immune system and your nerves will benefit from extra doses of vitamin C and vitamin B-complex
Some people with shingles may feel quite ill at first, almost as though they have the flu. These symptoms—fever, headache, nausea, and chills—may be part of the prodromal stage (prodrome refers to symptoms that appear before the rash appears).
Once blisters appear, there are several ways you can get relief.
Do nothing. Leave the blisters alone unless your rash is really bad, says Dr. Robb. "You can retard healing if you irritate the skin by applying too many skin creams and ointments."
Make a calamine liniment. This recipe comes from James J. Nordlund, M.D., a professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. You might be able to get your local pharmacist to make it for you.
Add to calamine lotion, 20 percent isopropyl alcohol and 1 percent each of phenol and menthol. If the phenol is too strong or the menthol too cool, dilute the liniment with equal parts of water.
"Use this as often as you want in the course of a day until the blisters are dried and scabbed over, says Dr. Nordlund. Then don't use it anymore." Instead, switch to a lotion that contains phenol and menthol, such as Nutriderm.
Try a chloroform/aspirin paste. Dr. Robb favors this remedy, which comes from Robert King, M.D., of Syracuse, New York.
Mash two aspirin tablets (not aspirin substitutes) into a powder. Add 2 tablespoons of chloroform and mix. Put the paste onto the affected area with a clean cotton ball. You can apply the paste several times a day. You can also ask your pharmacist to make this mixture for you.
How does it work? The chloroform is said to dissolve soap residue, oil, and dead cells in the skin. That leaves the aspirin to soak into the skin folds and desensitize the affected nerve endings. You should begin to feel better in 5 minutes. The relief can last for hours, and often days
Shingles occurs in two stages—the prodromal stage and the eruptive stage.
The prodromal stage occurs about 2 to 5 days before the rash appears. Symptoms during the prodromal stage may include:
* Fever, headache, nausea, and chills
* Numbness on one side of the body or face
* Tingling, burning, or shooting pain on one side of the body or face (pain may be constant or intermittent)
* Itching on one side of the body or face
During the eruptive stage, redness and swelling will appear at the site of the pain, along with clusters of blisters filled with clear fluid. New blisters will continue to appear for up to 5 days. These blisters can be scattered in patches or form a continuous band on the skin (dermatome), and they look a lot like chicken pox. The blisters can be mildly irritating, itchy, or intensely painful. Within 14 days, the blisters become filled with pus and then form a scab. At this point, they no longer contain the virus. The rash usually goes away in about 3 to 5 weeks. The blisters leave no scars, but you may have
The rash and blisters from shingles almost always occurs on just one side of the body. Shingles may appear on the following areas of the body:
* One side of the torso
* One side of the face
The pain associated with shingles has been described as intense and sometimes unrelenting. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of shingles, it is very important that you see your doctor right away.
In healthy people, the rash, blisters, and pain of shingles usually go away in about 3 to 5 weeks. Although shingles can make you very uncomfortable while you have it, it usually is not dangerous to healthy people. But in people with a weakened immune system, shingles can be life-threatening. You should see your doctor immediately if you think you may have any complications of shingles. He or she can help provide treatment and watch your progress.
Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
PHN is the most common complication of shingles. It is a condition in which severe pain from shingles may last for months, and sometimes years, after the shingles rash has healed. PHN occurs from damage to the nerve fibers, caused by the varicella zoster virus. Nerve fibers send messages from the skin to the brain. When nerve fibers are damaged during an outbreak of shingles, they are not able to send messages as they normally do. The body may perceive these "mixed messages" as pain.
Hutchinson's sign occurs when a shingles blister(s) appears on the tip of the nose. It indicates that the herpes zoster virus has invaded the nerve in the eye (ophthalmic nerve), and will cause painful swelling of the eye. This inflammation can cause temporary blindness and vision loss. You should see an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) immediately if you have shingles blisters on the tip of your nose.
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome*
The Ramsay Hunt Syndrome occurs when the herpes zoster virus spreads to the facial nerve, which causes intense ear pain. The shingles rash may appear on the outside of the ear, inside the ear canal, around the mouth, on the roof of the mouth, and on the neck, face, and scalp. When the shingles virus affects the facial nerve, hearing loss, dizziness, and facial paralysis may occur, which is usually temporary, but not always. If you experience shingles blisters on your ear, mouth, neck, face, or scalp, see your doctor right away.
Bacterial Skin Infection
The shingles rash may be itchy. Scratching the rash may damage the skin and introduce bacteria from the fingernails, resulting in a bacterial infection. A shingles rash that does not heal may be an indication that a bacterial infection is present. See your doctor immediately if the rash has worsened or is not healing.
Infection of Internal Organs
Your immune system, which protects your body from infections and disease, can become weakened from certain diseases and treatments. HIV infection and cancer are two diseases that weaken a person's immune system. People who have received an organ transplant take drugs that suppress their immune system so their body will not reject the transplant. Treatment for cancer may also weaken the immune system because it can damage cells of the immune system along with destroying cancerous cells.
Shingles can be dangerous in someone with a weakened immune system because the zoster virus can possibly spread throughout the body.
Shingles-Can you have shingles without the actual rash?
I have all the symptoms of shingles-Stiff neck, burning/sensative skin,My nerves have tingeling sensations and even numbness, sudden drynesss of the mouth and extreme dry eyes, I also get a strange metal taste in my mouth
but I usually only get a small lesion that resembles a pimple (it hurts like hell and will have clear yellowish fluid) then it goes away. When I resrearch shingles it seems that people get huge rashes. Any advice?
Go to the doctor. Yes this can be chicken pox or some other herpes virus.