Cold Sores

by Dr. Yiannis Neofytou

The term “cold sores” refers to the clinical manifestation caused by the herpes virus (HSV1) when it infects the area around the mouth.

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As its name suggests, cold sores affect the lips as well as the inside of the mouth or the area around it. It usually appears as a painful blister with fluid on the outside of the lips or the surrounding area, which then “breaks” and creates an open wound.

Cold Sores – Symptoms Shortly Before Its Appearance

* often preceded by a burning sensation,

* numbness,

* but also itching in the area around the mouth.

Cold Sores – Diagnosis

The diagnosis can be made by the dermatologist based on the information provided by the patient and through a simple physical examination, due to the characteristic appearance of the wounds that develop. The severity of the condition varies depending on the body of each individual.

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