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What leads to cold sore, herpes simplex virus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Yes

An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1.
However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior.

In brief: Yes

An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1.
However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
herpes recurrent episodes are on lip, not gum or palate
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