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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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.
Caused by the herpes simplex virus which infects nerve cells around the mouth, coldsores are associated with tingling, burning sensations.
Amazingly, if used early enough, the cream can get rid of coldsores in as little as four hours.
What could contribute to the increased severity of coldsores at this time of year is your change in diet.
The fact is that both chocolate and peanuts both stimulate the coldsore virus because they contain high levels of amino acids.
Apply loads of sun- block to keep them supple or you could develop blisters and coldsores.