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Herpes labialis (cold sore, fever blister) is a commonly occurring ailment. Approximately one-third of all infected patients suffer relapses. Herpes labialis is a rash of the skin and mucous membranes (in particular, the lips) and is characterized by erythema and blisters that are preceded and accompanied by burning pain. It is a harmless but often annoying ailment in immunocompetent patients and it usually heals spontaneously within 10 days.

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What is herpes?

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Herpes labialis (cold sore, fever blister) is a commonly occurring ailment. Approximately one-third of all infected patients suffer relapses. Herpes labialis is a rash of the skin and mucous membra...

What is genital herpes and oral herpes?

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Genital herpes is a common disease caused by infection with the herpesviruses. These blisters break open and turn into sores.

There are 2 types of herpesvirus that cause genital herpes: her...

Symptoms of oral and genital herpes

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Herpes sores usually form around the genital area a few days after you are exposed to the virus. The sores usually start as tiny, clear blisters. When they break open, they form pink or red sores. ...

Tests and diagnosis for herpes

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Genital herpes are usually diagnosed by visual examination to see if any lesions or warts are present. If there is a question as to the cause of a sore or abnormal cell ...

What are the treatments for herpes?

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Genital herpes cannot be cured, but there are ways to treat outbreaks. Prompt treatment with oral antiviral medication or antiviral cream can shorten the duration of erupt...

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