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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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Howard points out that cold sores are extremely common.
They told her cold sores can be very dangerous for babies but Ole-John seemed alert and content.
These treatments should be applied at the first signs of a cold sore - when you feel the tingling, itching or burning sensation around your mouth.
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.
Keep in mind that cold sores are very contagious, particularly from the time the blisters appear until they have completely dried and crusted over.
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.
12 May 2011 - US biopharmaceutical company NanoBio Corporation reported on Wednesday the start of two Phase III multi-centre studies evaluating NB-001 as a topical treatment for cold sores, part of its OTC licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, part of UK GlaxoSmithKline (LON: GSK).
M2 EQUITYBITES-23 June 2010-GlaxoSmithKline granted rights to cold sore treatment in key global markets(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.