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Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus is a common cause of cold sores. Realize that there are several "varieties" of herpes viruses. The kind that cause cold sores are very common. They are contagious, so avoid kissing/intimate contact, sharing cups or utensils while you have one. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

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


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How is a cold sore and herpes different?

How is a cold sore and herpes different?

Same: If you mean a "fever blister" or "cold sore" that you get on your lip, then these are caused by the herpes virus (usually herpes simplex virus, type 1, or hsv-1). This is related to the herpes virus that is typically associated with genital herpes (hsv-ii). ...Read more

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What's to be done about cold sore herpes?

Some options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

Herpes: The only answer I have is that you should be taking a herpes medication. There are three to choose from. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes or a cold sore?

Accurate diagnosis: Can be made with a lab test. A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex virus. ...Read more