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Are cold sores and fever blisters the same thing?
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Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Cold sores and fever blisters are terms people use to describe a viral infection which usually affects the lips.
The most common cause is by the hsv1 virus. They can be treated with anti-viral medications. An episode typically lasts about 10-15 days.

In brief: Yes
Cold sores and fever blisters are terms people use to describe a viral infection which usually affects the lips.
The most common cause is by the hsv1 virus. They can be treated with anti-viral medications. An episode typically lasts about 10-15 days.
Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth.

In brief: Yes
Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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