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what are cold sores caused by?

A: Herpes simplex type 1 which is different from what commonly known as just "herpes," the sexually transmitted disease. Both are caused by viruses. Alot of people have it. Don't be scared by the name. It not like bad like herpes on your genitals. When your immune system is weak, you get cold sores. You can get over the counter medicine for it. Take care of yourself....
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what are cold sores? I get one every few months, and I hate them, because they look so ugly.

A: cold sores are caused by a virus. About a quarter of the population is susceptible to this condition, while the rest of us are immune. Once the virus is contracted, it settles in the tissue around the lips, nostrils and other areas of sensitive skin. At times when the body'' s tesistance is lowered, the virus will start rapidly reproducing and an itchy, painful, blistery and later weeping sore will develop. Eventually this dries out and heals, but while in the blistery stage, the virus can be spread to other people in the community. There are ointments that can be used (eg. Zovirax) in the very early stages of a

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what are cold sores? I get one every few months, and I hate them, because they look so ugly.

A: cold sores are caused by a virus. About a quarter of the population is susceptible to this condition, while the rest of us are immune. Once the virus is contracted, it settles in the tissue around the lips, nostrils and other areas of sensitive skin. At times when the body` s tesistance is lowered, the virus will start rapidly reproducing and an itchy, painful, blistery and later weeping sore will develop. Eventually this dries out and heals, but while in the blistery stage, the virus can be spread to other people in the community. There are ointments that can be used (eg. Zovirax) in the very early stages of a

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what are fever blister caused by?

A: Another name for a cold sore... it''s a virus Short answer... Herpes Fever blisters and cold sores are usually caused by a herpes virus. Fever blisters are caused by the herpes virus. Things I avoid are: Lip gloss, salty snacks, too many different kinds of lip balm. I stay away from medicated and lip balms with sun block! Love Victorias lip gloss..but it''s a no-no!! Try CVS brand cherry lip balm..never had any problems with that. They are also caused by stress, severly chapped lips If your lips are dry......


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are cold sores a sign of Herpes?

A: I found some good info here. cold sores are a form of herpes. Symplex 1 I think is oral herpes. Symplex 3 prehaps is genital herpes. You can also get herpes on other parts of your body. Be careful not to touch your coldsore and then touch another part of your body (especially eyes and genitals) it spreads easily. Chicken pox and shingles are also forms of the herpes virus. One you have herpes it is stored in your spine and stays with you forever. You''ll notice that the outbreak is usually always of the same side of your body (right or left). Well yes, they are the physical manifestation of herpes simplex. Herpes...


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what are the Common Causes of Pus on the Tongue?

A: Common causes for pus on the tongue include Ludwig’s angina, periodontal disease, sialolithiasis, and throat infections. All these conditions involve the forming of one or more abscesses filled with infectious pus, which includes live malicious bacteria, dead tissue, and white blood cells that the body has generated to fight the bacteria. The pus-filled sacks can originate on the surface of the tongue or beneath it. Doctors suggest that pus from initial infection of the actual tongue is rare since the tongue has a fortified outer layer and constant blood flow, both of which make it highly resistant to harmful bacteria. Often, however, abscesses form on gums, the throat, the roof of the mouth or the cheeks, resulting in pus on the tongue after an abscess bursts and...


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Wait...are cold sores and herpes the same thing?

A: HSV-1 causes cold sores on the mouth HSV-2 causes cold sores on the genitals so yes in a sense Herpes is a cold sore and you can spread from the mouth to the genitals and vice versa....you can also get it in your eye! there are cold sores that the doctor will refer to as a herpes strain. it is viral. and it is not a sexually transmitted kind of thing. they develop on their own. Technicly, cold sores are a type of herpes, but if you get a cold sore it isn''t bad, everyone gets them. If you have...


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are cold sores normal?

A: cold sores are normal if you are nasty cold sores are a strain of Herpes. They are normal to those that get them. Stress triggers them, and you should avoid kissing/sharing cups etc. and refrain from sexual contact with your mouth when you have one cause they are easy to transfer to others. They''re ''normal'' in the sense that most people will have them once or twice in their life; more often if they''re run-down; and they are a variety of shingles/herpes and therefore infectious, which means that they can infect your partner (hence, don''t...


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what are the Common Causes of cold sores?

A: The most common causes of cold sores are herpes simplex virus one (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus two (HSV-2) which in some cases are known as human herpes viruses one and two. These viruses can be passed among people through physical contact with an active lesion. Once the virus is in a person’s system, an outbreak can occur due to illness, environmental irritants, emotional distress, and other issues. Once the virus is contracted, there is no way to prevent a cold sore outbreak.. HSV-1 is one of the most common causes of cold sores and can produce lesions, also known as fever blisters, on and in the mouth as well...


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are cold sores related to herpies?

A: herpes simplex usually caused from a viral infection affects the mouth, different than the std herpes Ask your doctor if you think you could have herpes. yes they live at the bottom of your spine. is related but i dont know how cold sores are herpes, but they are a different type of herpes compared to the STD. yea, its related. but cold sore its not always herpes. Go to your doctor and check your self yes, different kind though cold sores are a form of Herpes and are caused by

 
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