herpes simplex virus

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herpes simplex virus

[¦hər‚pēz ′sim‚pleks ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
Either of two types of subgroup A herpesviruses that are specific for humans; given the binomial designation Herpesvirus hominis.
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It is actually not that unusual in summer to get coldsores because UV rays trigger off the coldsore virus.
HSV is more commonly diagnosed as a primary virus in childhood but it was the first time Ruth had a coldsore, so she had built up no resistance to the virus.
Canned lager never lets you down - the lager just goes straight in the tin and is always of good quality - whereas draught lager has so many more potential dangers to pass through (dirty barrels, slimy pumps, etc) before it is put in your glass (which may have been used directly before you by a chap with ten coldsores on his lips).
Sufferers gasp for air, go blue in the lips and nails, become confused and get an outbreak of coldsores.
Q MY coldsores are just as bad in summer as winter.
Using sunscreen will help stop your lips from drying and cracking, but it can also prevent coldsores which tend to erupt at the first sign of sunshine.
A spokesman for the Public Health Laboratory said: 'Herpes in humans normally causes coldsores and is very mild.
As well as being an antiseptic, it is also very anti-fungal and anti-viral, which means it is good for athletes foot and coldsores.
I haven't suffered from coldsores in my life, but have nursed three away, while I'm full of cold.
Q SINCE I returned to the UK from South Africa, I've been plagued by coldsores.