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Are cold sores a form of herpes?

Yes, cold sores are a form of the Herpes Simplex Virus! on! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Pearline Reply:

    Cold sores are a common occurrence in many people and are typically This form of herpes is very common and highly contagious, and the National Institutes Source:

  2. Wilhemina Reply:

    Yes. (There are a lot of different viruses in the herpes virus family, including the ones that cause shingles and chicken pox. However, cold sores are caused by thatherpes virus, the one that causes, well, herpes.) Cold sores are Hepes Simp

  3. Thresa Reply:

    Yes, cold sore is herpes simplex 1, however it can also be caused by herpes simplex 2. Source:

  4. Julienne Reply:

    The oral form of herpes is what causes cold sores and their occurrence is quite common. Unlike canker sores that develop on the inside of the mouth, herpes cold sores appear on the external areas around the mouth such as the lips, chin, che… Source:

  5. Enda Reply:

    The herpes virus causes cold sores to appear. Source:

  6. Gennie Reply:

    Are cold sores a form of herpes?

  7. Luann Reply:

    Yes cold sores are herpes 1 and they can be contagious, you can even get genital herpes(type 1) from someone with a cold sore on their mouth ( with sexual contact of course!) There isnt non-contagious and contagious cold sores, all forms of herpes can be spread, but some people do not get the virus and some people do! Some people have the virus stored in their body yet dont know it because they dont have outbreaks! Stress can trigger cold sores! As far as the question of immunity goes, not sure, but i think it can go away or at least not pop its head up :)

  8. Bok Reply:

    Oral herpes, the visible symptoms of which are colloquially called cold sores or Genital herpes, known simply as herpes, is the second most common form of

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