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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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