A 25-year-old member asked:
are cold sores and fever blisters the same thing?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Yes: Cold sores and fever blisters are terms people use to describe a viral infection which usually affects the lips. The most common cause is by the hsv1 virus. They can be treated with anti-viral medications. An episode typically lasts about 10-15 days.
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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