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.
Yes. Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth.
Prevention. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine.
Cold sores - HSV1. Yes - cold sores and fever blisters are the same thing and are most commonly caused by HSV-1. Rarely, HSV-2 can cause oral herpes given the increased practices of oral sex compared with decades ago (i.e. the 1950s). You will note STRESS causes these to come out (for example after a fever from another illness), so best to keep stress levels to an absolute minimum. These are infectious to others BTW.
A fever blister. Is another name for a cold sore.
Blisters. Yes, depending on what's inside them.
Cold sores. Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites 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.
Zovirax (acyclovir) cold sores are caused by herpes virus. They can be treated with oral anti-viral medications available by prescription from your doctor.
Yes. Cold sore or fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus.
Yes. Yes you can though rare. It depends on the site of the initial herpes infection.