cold sore

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caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)

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A healthy lifestyle can help to keep your immune system in good shape and make cold sores less likely.
the manufacturer of Carmex lip balm products, is pleased to announce that its NEW Carmex Cold Sore Treatment has been named the 2015 "Product of the Year" winner in the Specialty Skin Treatment category by Product of the Year USA -- the nation's largest consumer survey on product innovation.
The combination of the three technologies found in TriPLEX Formula advanced technology allows this new formulation to provide cold sore appearance-softening benefits.
Most of the time the virus that causes cold sores lies dormant in facial nerves for those who have been exposed to it, but there are prescription medications one can take at the first tingle to prevent a full cold sore outbreak.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that people affected by cold sores have a mutation in a gene, which means their immune system is not able to stop them from developing.
The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores was one of a number of infectious agents associated with reduced mental ability.
Baby Kaiden McCormick fell ill after catching a cold sore virus from Carl Maclaren, 24.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus - most commonly herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which is highly contagious and gets passed from person to person - most commonly through kissing or close physical contact.
A common virus - herpes simplex - causes cold sores.
Cold sores are very common and the virus is very contagious; about 8 in 10 people in the UK have been infected with type 1.
UV light is another common trigger to cold sores and as it has been sunny recently this could explain your outbreak.
Early treatment of cold sores with topical ME-609 decreases the frequency of ulcerative lesions: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, patient-initiated clinical trial [published online ahead of print September 17, 2010].
Beware of infection COLD sores may be harmless but they can easily spread.
Most people get antibodies to the type causing cold sores by the age of five but don't show any symptoms of infection until after puberty.
Blister woes As if suffering from unsightly cold sores isn't enough, new research has just revealed that catching a cold sore also puts individuals at risk of Alzheimer's disease.