What Causes Cold Sores Maybe Seasons

What Causes Coldsores - Maybe Seasons

What causes cold sores? This is a question with both a simple answer and a complex answer. The simple answer is that cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, type 1. A more detailed answer can be found here. However, what actually stimulates the virus, leading to a cold sore outbreak, can vary … Continue reading

Is a Cold Sore Caused by Herpes?


The mere mention of the word “herpes” can make people feel uncomfortable, and having herpes on one’s lips is definitely an unpleasant thought. Regardless, the source of cold sores is, in fact, the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus; type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is the version … Continue reading

How do I manage recurrent herpes simplex?

Cold Sores Can Spread By Kissing

  Here are a few articles about managing recurrent herpes simplex outbreaks that may be of interest: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23306049 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12356256 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1390034 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6966305 — Diagnosis and management of recurrent herpes simplex infections. Siegel MA. Author information   Abstract BACKGROUND: Dentists are frequently asked by patients to diagnose and treat recurrent herpetic infections, which are painful and disfiguring. … Continue reading