Topic: sores on mouth area, no chemo.....spreading....why?

Rick has recently broken out with cold sores, and they are spreading to his nose. Is that from his liver disfunction? He is not on any therapy. We know his liver is not functioning well. I think I had read something about the sores but just cant remember. I have researched so much its a blurrrrr.....

Re: sores on mouth area, no chemo.....spreading....why?

you sure its not impetigo? that blisters and spreads. looks like cold sores. its quite contagious.

Re: sores on mouth area, no chemo.....spreading....why?

sounds like it might be a Herpes virus.  Sometimes when the immune system is diminished by chemo and stress.  HSV can break out even if you never had it before.  If it turns out to be that, there are several meds for treatment and they work quite well.