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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes 1 (HSV-1): Does hsv-1, 2 only cause cold sores, no- other viruses can cause them. However, hsv-1 can "regularly" cause cold sores on lips.
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
HERPES LABIALES: Herpes simplex 1 causes cold sores in the lips . It is a viral infection.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Antivirals: For patients who have herpetic outbreaks frequently, antivirals are typically the best bet. I usually start with Acyclovir (zoviraz). If that doesn' ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Schonberg
39 years experience Dentistry
Laser therapy : Laser therapy of cold sores on lips (after several times) purported prevents their reappearance.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
They can: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Cold sores around the mouth are usually herpes simplex type 1. They can also occasionally be type 2. The sores or ulcers are reactions to the virus ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Cold sores are typically caused by the type i herpes virus. It is very common and distinct from genital herpes, which is typically caused by the type ... Read More
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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
34 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes simplex: Real cold sores, which usually occur on the edge of the lips, are caused by herpes simplex virus. This is contagious by touch, and that is touching a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes virus returns: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by recurrent oral herpes virus. They start as a slightly raised reddish area, then form a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
HSV1: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus ( ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes virus returns: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by recurrent oral herpes virus. They start as a slightly raised reddish area, then form a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores.
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