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Are Cold Sores Really A Form Of Herpes
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Everyone makes fun of me because i get cold sores, and tells me I have herpes, do I really have herpes?
Herpes labialis: Or "orolabial herpes" is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus. The lessons, small blisters or sores are located around the mouth, also called fever blisters or cold sores. The condition heals within 2–3 weeks. Herpes labialis can reoccur 3-4 times a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sores/herpes: Herpes viruses are characterized by the fact that they never go away once infected: they merely "hide out" until a trigger (stress, bright sunlight, infection, etc) causes them to re-emerge. People don't like cold sore because they are painful & unsightly & can be easily transmitted to others. Meds can suppress the virus but never cure the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't test positive for herpes but I have always gotten cold sores since i was little, why? Maybe once every other, sometimes not for several years.
Herpes simplex: Do not know what you mean when you say you do not test positive for herpes. Antibody testing? Viral culture of the cold sores? Staining of scrapings of the base of the sores? Difficult to know what these are without an exam, but they are more likely to be random recurrences of herpes as you describe them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many good choices: My favorite "home remedy" for cold sores/herpes may not be around your house but is found in health food stores- topical lemon balm cream- see http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21798 for many other choices see http://earthclinic.Com/cures/natural-cold-sore-remedies.Html to boost immunity reduce stress, avoid sweets ; gmo's, take good multivit. ; medicinal mushrooms ; herbs like ashwagandha. ...Read more
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