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Cold sores

Cold sores: Introduction

Cold sores: An acute viral disease marked by groups of vesicles on the skin that occur\ on the lips or nares. See detailed information below for a list of 3 causes of Cold sores, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Cold sores:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cold sores. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Cold sores

Home medical tests possibly related to Cold sores:

Cold sores: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Cold sores, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Cold sores Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Cold sores may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Cold sores

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Cold sores may include:

Stories from Users for Cold sores

Real-life user stories relating to Cold sores:

Cold sores: Animations

Medications or substances causing Cold sores:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Cold sores as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Cold sores: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Cold sores may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cold sores

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Cold sores:

Misdiagnosis and Cold sores

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Cold sores: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cold sores

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Cold sores: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Detailed list of causes of Cold sores

The list below shows some of the causes of Cold sores mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Cold sores?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cold sores. Of the 3 causes of Cold sores that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cold sores:

The following list of conditions have 'Cold sores' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Cold sores Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cold sores based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

Classifications of Cold sores:

Medical Conditions associated with Cold sores:

Sores (467 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Lip symptoms (1017 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes)

Symptoms related to Cold sores:

Skin blisters (426 causes), Skin ulcers, Skin rash (461 causes), Herpes simplex virus, Fever blisters (3 causes), HSV-1. Gingivitis, Stomatitis (62 causes)

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Cold sores

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