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Question by  Tyler48 (6)

Is herpes the same thing as a cold sore?

I get cold sores a lot.


Answer by  sarah0045 (186)

Cold sores are caused by infection of the area around the mouth or nose with HSV (herpes simplex virus). They are also called oral herpes. There are two types of HSV: type 1 (HSV-1) is the most common cause of oral herpes and type 2 (HSV-2) most commonly causes genital herpes. Like genital herpes, HSV-1 is passed through skin-to-skin contact.


Answer by  Shoshanah (232)

Oral herpes also known as hsvs-1 can be a cause of cold sores. If you have a cold sore you probably have oral herpes.


Answer by  ramamurthy (38)

herpes simplex is the inflammation of the skin due to virus and is characterised by collection of is other wise called as cold they are same.


Answer by  juanita57 (1374)

No, I don't think it is the same thing, but it is a type of the herpes family.Cold sores usually come from a cold or sometimes the sunshine. A viral infection could cause cold sores. Fever could be a cause of them also. I have even heard that your tummy could get out of whack, and could cause cold sores.

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