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what are cold sores?

A: cold sores are a type of sore that develops on the skin as the result of a viral infection. They are usually small and can be quite painful. cold sores, which are actually blisters filled with fluid, are most commonly found on the mouth or the nose. Herpes simplex type 1, which is not the same as the herpes responsible for genital herpes, is the virus responsible for cold sores. After cold sores first appear, they remain dormant in the skin or nerves at the same site. Stress and illness can...
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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 triggers cold sores?

A: http://herpes.emedtv.com/cold-sores/cold-sore-triggers.html . L-lysine taken every day seems to help. I think sun is the biggest trigger in my own experience. . There are a couple of medications that really help. The best one, in my opinion, is a prescription drug, Zovirax. You take the pills at the onset and for a few days, and there is cream to put on the cold sore. Also, Abbreva, which is over the counter is good. . ...


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Im so paranoid and all i ever think about is cold sores all day long and its driving me crazy? like its sick?

A: what you're describing is a form of herpes yes, but it's not the same strain as the std. it's related in the same way chickenpox is. the majority of people who get the kind of cold sores you have actually get them from their parents growing up. they are spreadable, but usually only if you have a cold sore, and someone makes direct contact with it. your cup probably isn't going to give anyone cold sores even if you have one at the time that you're drinking, because the virus can't survive very long once it's...


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what causes cold sores?

A: cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, and sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few days. They usually heal after several days to 2 weeks. cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both virus types can cause lip and mouth sores and genital herpes. . ...


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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...


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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...


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what causes cold sores to appear? A friend of mine said it was anything acidic, like lemons. is this your experience?

A: cold sores are a reoccurence of the herpes simplex virus, which is technically called a recrudescence. Once you have herpes, you have it for life, as it is uncurable. Anything that irritates the lips, like sunlight, chapping, minor trauma or even a minor illness can cause the sores to reappear. They are called ''cold'' sores, because they often reappear when one has a minor illness, like a cold. Well not to get technical, but just in a healthy individual with no diseases, if you get run down you can develop them. cold
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Herpes 1 symptom is cold sores. I have a red throat and red dots on my mouth, t

A: Most people have HSV1...it is a forever thing, so even if you don't have cold sores, if you have EVER had them, you have HSV1....or you may just get them in the future. I think you should go to a different doctor because he doesn't sound like he is helping you much. Also, a sore, red throat and red dots are generally signs of Strep Throat....


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what is this sore in my mouth?

A: Did you by chance jab your gum/cheek lining with your toothbrush or some other abrasive instrument? Or perhaps a sharp piece of food like a corn chip? I've done this countless times. The result is a small tear in the gum or cheek lining that hurts, but doesn't really sting like a canker sore. It also looks very much like a canker sore or blister. The mouth has an amazing ability to heal itself within a short period of time. Give it another day. If it goes away or heals, then there's nothing to really worry about. But if it doesn't start to heal within another day or two, I'd go to the doctor or dentist. They should be...
 
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