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Every year I get cold sores on my lips about twice or three times in a year. Is there a reason I am so vulnerable to them?

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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Cold Sores: Triggers for herpes implex 1 (cold sores) include emotional stress, trauma to the area, sunshine and infection(colds), In women, outbreaks often occur prior to menstruation. Some people just appear to have more outbreaks than others.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018

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