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What can cause cold sores and how do you prevent them?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Herpes simplex: is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not trough clothing. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days.

Answered 12/6/2014

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