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My friend has a sore or something on his lip. He said he has herpes or gonorrhea, but i don't thing it's that serious. What is it?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology

In brief: Cold sore

A cold sore is the same as an oral herpes infection.
They're generally benign and resolve within 8-14 days. A cold sore is infectious and can be transmitted to another person. Once a person is infected, the virus will remain in the body and the person may get a cold sore in the same spot every so often.

In brief: Cold sore

A cold sore is the same as an oral herpes infection.
They're generally benign and resolve within 8-14 days. A cold sore is infectious and can be transmitted to another person. Once a person is infected, the virus will remain in the body and the person may get a cold sore in the same spot every so often.
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