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A 65-year-old female asked:

it hurts to swallow, have cold sores in mouth, swollen glands in neck, and somewhat achy all over; what would cause all these symptoms?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Viral illness.: Most cold sores are caused by the Herpes simplex virus. Especially the first time you get the infection there will be other symptoms besides the sores like aching, sometimes headache or fever and or swollen glands.

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Last updated Mar 11, 2018

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