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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 only oral herpes like cold sores?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Herpes Simplex 1

Is the type normally associated with cold sores.
However, to a lesser frequency - cold sores can be caused by herpes simplex virus 2 and genital lesions can be caused by herpes simplex virus 1.

In brief: Herpes Simplex 1

Is the type normally associated with cold sores.
However, to a lesser frequency - cold sores can be caused by herpes simplex virus 2 and genital lesions can be caused by herpes simplex virus 1.
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