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Cold Sores: Overview

Cold Sores

Herpes simplex is caused by a virus called HSV. HSV are of two types- HSV1 and HSV2. HSV 1 normally causes oral herpes or cold sores. The virus is normally contacted during childhood when a child is kissed by an infected person. Though HSV2 can also occur in the oral area, it rarely causes oral herpes. But the virus that causes cold sores can easily cause genital herpes. Let us find out more about cold sores.

Article created on: August 24, 2006

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