Posted in Lifestyle on February 12, 2009

cold-soresCold sores are so painful.  These often small, sores appear on the mouth or lips are actually caused by virus.  Those that appear in the mouth are especially painful as they often last days and can last weeks.

Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type I or type II.  These infections are contagious.  So think twice before kissing a person with a cold sore on their lips or mouth.  And even when the cold sores are not present, it is possible for a person to pass the HSV to another.

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