coldsores

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    Are All Cold Sores Herpes?

    Understanding Cold Sores and Herpes Cold sores are small, fluid-filled blisters that typically form on or around the lips, but can also appear on the chin, cheeks, or inside the nose. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which can be transmitted through close contact with an infected person. There are two types of HSV: HSV-1 and HSV-2.…

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    When is a Cold Sore No Longer Contagious?

    How Long is a Cold Sore Contagious? Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). They usually appear on or around the lips, but can also occur in other areas of the face such as the nose or chin. Cold sores are highly contagious and can be spread through direct contact with the…

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