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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Who needs Paul Mckenna when you've got a coldsore or large spot?
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.
The fact is that both chocolate and peanuts both stimulate the coldsore virus because they contain high levels of amino acids.
Whatever I do, I sprout a new coldsore as soon as the old one dries up.
Julia said: "You have to watch everything, even things like coldsores. If someone's had chickenpox at school, I'll need to know where it was.
Sufferers gasp for air, go blue in the lips and nails, become confused and get an outbreak of coldsores.
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).
``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.
A spokesman for the Public Health Laboratory said: 'Herpes in humans normally causes coldsores and is very mild.
I haven't suffered from coldsores in my life, but have nursed three away, while I'm full of cold.