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cold sore:

see herpes simplexherpes simplex
, an acute viral infection of the skin characterized by one or more painful, itching blisters filled with clear fluid. It is caused by either of two herpes simplex viruses: Type 1, herpes labialis,
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cold sore

a cluster of blisters at the margin of the lips that sometimes accompanies the common cold, caused by a viral infection
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For repeated cold sores talk to your doctor who can prescribe antiviral tablets and cream.
Only NEW Carmex Cold Sore Treatment works on contact to block pain and itch while minimizing the appearance of a cold sore.
Carmex Cold Sore Treatment has a suggested retail price of $14.
A cold sore can be triggered by extreme changes in temperature, busy schedule and too little sleep.
Cold sores are caused by a strain of the herpes simplex virus - herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).
When they said it was transmitted via the cold sore virus I looked at Carl and he instinctively touched his lip.
It could have occurred if you've recently kissed somebody with a cold sore or it's also quite likely that the virus has been in your body since childhood - in the majority of cases children pick up the virus from parents or family members who unwittingly pass it on when giving their youngsters a kiss.
Recurrent cold sores may indicate a compromised immune system, so you should see your GP if they keep coming back.
If you are prone to cold sores, it can help if things that precipitate an attack can be avoided.
Tea tree oil is also good for treating cold sores, as are products with Melissa herb, also known as lemon balm.
HUDDINGE, Sweden, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivir AB (OMX: MVIR), the emerging research-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases, today announces that the Company's commercialization partner, Meda AB, has launched Medivir's unique cold sore treatment Xerese(TM) in the United States.
sores on the skin, lips or mouth, also known as cold sores.