Cold sores are tiny blisters commonly caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is not only painful and itchy but also embarrassing!
If you have one cold sore, it will easily multiply. Hormonal changes, sunlight, stress, and other external factors can make things worse!
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What Are Cold Sores?
Also called fever blisters, cold sores are red and fluid-filled blisters that form near the mouth or around the face (1).
Although it is rare, cold sores can also appear inside the mouth, as well as on your nose and fingers.
Cold sores usually appear in patches or clusters that may persist for two weeks or more.
The main cause of cold sores is the herpes simplex virus, which spreads through person-to-person contact. The virus will enter your body through a break in your skin.
Cold sores will start as a tingling, burning, or itching spot. It can also be accompanied by fever and sore throat. It is also not uncommon to have swollen lymph nodes. [Read more…]