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Herpes labialis is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. It leads to the development of small and usually painful blisters on the skin of the lips, mouth, gums, or lip area. These blisters are commonly called cold sores or fever blisters.
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- History and Physical Exam
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test fo...
- Tzanck Smear
- Antiviral Therapy
- Symptom Management
- No Known Treatment Procedures
Cold sores are red, fluid-filled blisters that appear most often near the mouth. They have no cure, are contagious, and may reoccur without...
Fever blisters and canker sores are painful oral abrasions. A fever blister is an eruption of the skin appearing on the lips, gums, and...