A cold sore is a blister or cluster of small blisters that forms on the lips or around the mouth. Cold sores, also known as oral herpes, are caused by HSV-1, a strain of the herpes virus. Most people do not have any symptoms. Also, most people with oral herpes were infected during childhood or young adulthood from non-sexual contact with saliva.
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- Do you accept insurance?
- Why doesn’t Alpha treat patients with genital Herpes who are immunosuppressed (immunocompromised)?
- Am I only infectious when I have an outbreak?
- Can I take medication to prevent an outbreak?
- What causes cold sores?
- What are the risks of taking valacyclovir?
- Other companies offer suppressive treatment medication for cold sores, how come Alpha Medical doesn’t?
- How soon will my cold sores disappear?
- Can I safely take valacyclovir when I am breastfeeding?
- Can I safely take valacyclovir when I’m pregnant?