cold sore


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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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Around 20 per cent of people with HSV antibodies have recurrent attacks of cold sores throughout their lives.
LipRevive cold sore capsules are not suitable for children under the age of 5.
HSV-1, which is related to Epstein-Barr and cytomegaloviruse (CMV), is not a benign virus that just causes cold sores.
I used to get cold sores (or fever blisters) every year, usually in the winter or summer.
Most cold sores will start to heal by drying up and will heal naturally within a fortnight or three weeks at the most.
NanoBio[R] Corporation today announced the initiation of two Phase 3 multicenter trials evaluating NB-001 as a topical treatment for cold sores, a step forward in their OTC licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSK CH).
Most people get antibodies to the type causing cold sores by the age of five, but don't show any symptoms until after puberty.
4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare today released results from a new national survey of female cold sore sufferers, revealing that cold sores impact many dimensions of a woman's life, including everyday activities, relationships and confidence.
Some products, such as Rinstead Adult Gel, Lypsyl Cold Sore Gel and Anbesol Adult Gel, can prevent a cold sore developing.
This means it's possible to get a genital infection from a person with a cold sore giving you oral sex.
The cold sore device ( called Virulite ( was developed by County Durham GP Gordon Dougall, and uses a narrow bandwidth of infra red light to treat cold sores faster than normal treatments.