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Cold sores

Cold sores: Introduction

Small, painful, fluid-filled blisters that occur on the skin, mouth or nose and especially on the lips. Pain and tingling is often felt a day or two prior to the blisters occurring. Cold sores are very common. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are contagious. ...more »

Symptoms of Cold sores

Treatments for Cold sores

  • Topical creams
  • Acyclovir (Zovirax)
  • Topical therapy - for oral/facial herpes and genital herpes
    • Idoxiuridine 0.5% preparations
    • Povidine-iodine 10% preparations
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cold sores?

Cold sores: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Cold sores

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Causes of Cold sores

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Disease Topics Related To Cold sores

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Cold sores: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cold sores

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not more »

Cold sores: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cold sores

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Latest Treatments for Cold sores

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Cold sores

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Cold sores: Animations

Prognosis for Cold sores

Research about Cold sores

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Statistics for Cold sores

Cold sores: Broader Related Topics

Cold sores Message Boards

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Definitions of Cold sores:

Caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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