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Am i more susceptible to cold sores after having a staph infection?

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Dr. Harlan Wilson
Dentistry
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In brief: In a sense

Anything that weakens your bodies defenses can lead to cold sores;ie.
Temperature, surgery, general stress. The body fighting the other sickness can not fight and prevent a cold sore from occurring as well. Staph is bacterial and cold sore is caused by virus.

In brief: In a sense

Anything that weakens your bodies defenses can lead to cold sores;ie.
Temperature, surgery, general stress. The body fighting the other sickness can not fight and prevent a cold sore from occurring as well. Staph is bacterial and cold sore is caused by virus.
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Dr. Morey Furman
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Once you are infected, the virus which causes cold sores (herpes simplex1) is always in your system. Eruption episodes occur when your system is weak and run down (like when you have a cold).
If your are sick, stressed or fatigued you are more susceptible to outbreaks.

In brief: Yes

Once you are infected, the virus which causes cold sores (herpes simplex1) is always in your system. Eruption episodes occur when your system is weak and run down (like when you have a cold).
If your are sick, stressed or fatigued you are more susceptible to outbreaks.
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