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A cold sore is a single bump on your lip and a herpes blister are two totally different things right? Can a herpes 1 test tell the difference?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Not different and No

A regular cold sore on the lip is a regular herpes blister or herpes outbreak.
They are the same thing. They are quite common in the world's population, and are usually caused by herpes type 1 virus (testing a cold sore for herpes type 1 is not necessary).

In brief: Not different and No

A regular cold sore on the lip is a regular herpes blister or herpes outbreak.
They are the same thing. They are quite common in the world's population, and are usually caused by herpes type 1 virus (testing a cold sore for herpes type 1 is not necessary).
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