Cold sore images
Below you will find images of different areas of the face and body affected by various stages of (HSV-1) cold sores.
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suffer from cold sores are often hesitant to inform others: friends, family, and sexual partners.*
What Dermatologists Say:
If you have an existing visible sore, wash your hands often, and avoid sharing utensils with your family members until the sore is gone to minimize of passing the virus on to family.
Will avoiding people with cold sores help prevent them?
Unfortunately, you can’t completely avoid the risk of getting an HSV infection. Although the viral load is highest when the cold sores are visible, the virus may be present in... read more..
Does poor hygiene cause cold sores?
Absolutely not. Cold sores are the result of a viral infection—one that is so prevalent that nearly half of the population has it. Cold sores may seem less prevalent than this, only because... read more..
What's the course of cold sore outbreak?
While the triggers for an outbreak vary from person to person, the cold sore itself follows a relatively predictable course... read more..