A 40-year-old member asked:
how can i tell the difference between cold sores and blisters?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
HSV- 1: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
Do cold sores always from a blister?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 45 years experience
Most likely: A blister is the body's mechanism to fight and repair the cold sore.
A 33-year-old member asked:
How are blisters and cold sores different?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 43 years experience
Same: If you are referring to "fever blisters" and "cold sores" they are different names for the same thing, caused by virus (herpes).
Last updated May 3, 2013
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