Cold Sores

Cold sores are caused by a contagious virus called herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. Type 1 usually causes oral herpes, or cold sores. Type 1 herpes virus infects more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their 20s. Type 2 usually affects the genital area.

Some people have no symptoms from the infection. But others develop painful and unsightly cold sores. Cold sores usually occur outside the mouth, on or around the lips. When they are inside the mouth, they are usually on the gums or the roof of the mouth. They are not the same as canker sores, which are not contagious.

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  1. Cold Sores (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cold sores are caused by a contagious virus called herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. Type 1 usually causes oral herpes, or cold sores. Type 1 herpes virus infects more than half ...
  2. Cold Sores (HSV-1) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Cold sores (also known as fever blisters) are pretty common and lots of people get them. So what causes them and what can you do? ... fever blister, blister, ...
  3. Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold Sores) (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
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  4. Coping with Cold Sores (Nemours Foundation)  
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  5. What Are Cold Sores? (Academy of General Dentistry)  
    Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are tiny, clear, fluid-filled blisters that form around the mouth ... cold sores
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  7. ... virus. It causes small, painful blisters commonly called cold sores or fever blisters. Oral herpes is also called ... Sometimes, the virus later wakes up (reactivates), causing cold sores. Herpes virus type 2 (HSV-2) most often ...
  8. Cold Sore (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  10. Acyclovir cream is used to treat cold sores (fever blisters; blisters that are caused by a virus called herpes simplex) on the face or lips. Acyclovir ointment is used to ...
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