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If you have a cold sore does that mean you have herpes? Is it the contagious kind of herpes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).

In brief: Yes

Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: HV 1 or 2 ?

Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area.
It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm.

In brief: HV 1 or 2 ?

Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area.
It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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