Cold Sore Facts
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What Are Cold Sores?

What Are Cold Sores?

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are small fluid filled sores that appear on the face or inside the mouth.



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Do I Have a Pimple or a Cold Sore?

A pimple and a cold sore can look similar in their early stages, and both can appear near the mouth, but they will feel very different.


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Common Triggers and Causes of Cold Sores

Stop cold sores fast! The most common causes and triggers for cold sore outbreaks.



Cold Sore Symptoms

Cold Sore Symptoms & How Cold Sores Develop

Pain, itching and tingling around the lips can often be an indication that a cold sore is on its way.


Cold Sore Cures

Cold Sore Cures & How the Virus Works

While there are medications to shorten the length of time an outbreaks lasts, there are no medications to completely prevent cold sore outbreaks.



Are cold sores herpes?

Are Cold Sores Herpes?

There is a lot of confusion as to whether cold sores and genital herpes are the same thing. They are caused by different versions of the herpes simplex virus.