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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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In fact, from a survey conducted by Abreva last year, it showed that 40% of Americans would avoid going to a job interview and almost half (48%) would avoid taking a picture if they had a visible cold sore.
Dr Simic said: "Covering a cold sore with concealer or other make-up isn't advised.
When Ole-John was eight weeks Kirsty felt the familiar tingling feeling and a cold sore appeared on her lip.
Cold sores are most contagious when they burst and will remain contagious until they're healed, so avoid close contact with others.
Carmex Cold Sore Treatment has a suggested retail price of $14.
The Zim's Advanced Cold Sore kit carries a suggested retail price of $19.
Acne, cold sores, eczema and dry, puffy skin are common this time of year due to the harsh elements and excessive celebrating that often takes place during the holidays," Rebecca Tung, MD, director, Division of Dermatology, Loyola University Health System said.
Q I tend to get painful cold sores during the winter months--do you have any tips for treating and preventing them?
When they said it was transmitted via the cold sore virus I looked at Carl and he instinctively touched his lip.
Propolis, derived from beeswax extract, can help to prevent the cold sore virus from replicating and reduce pain, even after blistering has occurred.
A: A cold sore is an infection caused by the virus herpes simplex.