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A 33-year-old female asked:

Does hepres 1 cause sore throat and sore lymph nodes? i've been under alot of stress and i'm experiencing my first outbreak of herpes 1. it's sore under my chin to my throat nothing is swollen. i have a small cold sore on my lip on right side

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Herpes 1: Often the first episode of a cold sore outbreak is associated with throat soreness and swollen lymph glands. Oral and topical antiviral medications may shorten duration of symptoms, especially if used early. Future outbreaks may occur and have less symptoms except the cold sore eruption. Your pharmacist can recommend some nonprescription medications for you.
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