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Please help.. i am getting frustrated!

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i have had a cold sore out break, along with a sore right tonsil, sore lower gums and a mild sore throat.... what is this...???


khagihara :

Is this your first time to have a cold sore?

Customer:

no i have had a couple of out breaks over the years...

khagihara :

You should see your doctor within 72 hours to get antiviral medication if you want. Usually recurrent breaks are milder than the initial one. You can buy over-the-counter medication called Docosanol (Abreva). Applying ice or washcloths soaked in cold water to the blisters.

khagihara :

Any questions?

Customer:

Just one - is the cold sore related to the sore lower gum line and the swollen right tonsil?

Customer:

or are they separate issues?

Customer:

My lower gums have gotten sorer as the evening has progressed

Customer:

and the swollen right gland has too.

Customer:

I have recently stopped smoking 5 days ago...

Customer:

could this be something....

khagihara :

Cold sores can cause sore throat, swollen tonsil, sore gums, swollen glands.

Customer:

thank you

khagihara :

But they spare the inner surface of lips, buccal mucosa, ventral tongue.

khagihara :

Do you have the lesions?

khagihara :

If not, they are symptoms of cold sores.

khagihara :

Any questions?

Customer:

The cold sore is on my botXXXXX XXXXXp on the right side... not in the corner of the mouth but in the right central section. I think there are 3 cold sores clumped together running from the base of the outside of the lip to just inside the mouth...

Customer:

does this description confirm your diagnoses

khagihara :

okay. most likely they are cold sores.

khagihara :

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