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Is it true that cold sores are the same as herpes virus?

Cold sores. Commonly misdiagnosed, cold sores are not always herpes! some cold sores are "apthae" (canker sores) which is a nonspecific term for recurrent ulceration(s) from trauma, stress, nutititional imablance, allergy, hormones, or many other causes. For these, antivirals, salves, and potions are useless and should be discouraged. Supportive care is best. Read more...

If you had been getting cold sores ever since you were a child, is that herpes virus?

Very likely. If you've been getting cold sores from a very early age, this is a herpes virus, and you probably got it from a relative while sharing drinks, foods, utensils or kisses! it's very common. Read more...

Can cold sores be normal or are cold sores linked to the herpes virus. Meaning can someone have cold sores but my have the virus?

They are linked. Cold sores are linked to the herpes virus. If you get cold sores it means you have the virus. Read more...
What's a cold sore? Cold sores ("fever blisters") are painful blisters that tend to weep and turn into crusty ulcers that usually can be found on your lip . They are a form of herpes (hsv-1 virus) that is really common in the population and are contagious. Other common ulcers called aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") are typically found on the cheek or gums or tongue and may be viral but aren't herpes or contagious. Read more...
Cold sores = HSV-1. True cold sores are caused by the herpes hsv-1 virus. For more information go to: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cold-sore/ds00358. Read more...

Does it happen that people get rid of the herpes virus that makes cold sores?

Herpes. Herpes lives in a sensory nerve cell cluster in the area the nerve supplies. Primary infection occurs in young and persists for life in 15 to 50 percent. It "sleeps" there and may recur at any time--stress, trauma, immune system compromise. If herpes, it typically recurs in one single area--especially lips and may be aborted with early antivirals. But not all "cold sores" are herpes. Read more...

I was wondering if cold sores are only contagious during an outbreak? I just recently had an outbreak and didn't know I had the herpes virus. I am visiting my boyfriend next week, I am hoping it will be gone by then and I was wondering if it is gone is it

Herpes simplex. Anyone who has had "cold sores", assuming that these were herpetic lesions, may be shedding virus even in the absence of open lesions. This is not, of course, a guarantee that you are spreading it, but a high probability that your intimate partner has become infected. Worldwide, the rate of HSV infection is around 90%. Read more...