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A 51-year-old female asked:

How do u know if it's more then a cold sore?

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Exam: An exam and possible culture if unclear would be helpful.

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Can you sunbathe if u have a cold sore ..?

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Not a good idea: This can aggravate the lesion.
A 39-year-old member asked:

When do I know my cold sore is gone?

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Cold sore: You cannot see it and there is no longer any pain. They can return though.
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How do you know a cold sore is coming?

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Tingling: Some people feel a tingling or aching in the area where the sore is coming up. During this time, usually 2-3 days before, virus is shedding and therefore, contagious.
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How do I know if I have stis, I have cold sore?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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HV 1 or 2 ?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm.
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How do you know you have herpes and not cold sore?

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Cold sores: Are caused by herpes simplex virus. If you have a cold sore or a fever blister you have herpes.

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