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Can I kiss my boyfriend if he has a cold sore?

In medical terms, cold sores are called herpes simplex 1 and usually appear on the lips. Some are unlucky and gets breakouts inside the mouth or up the nose, but the vast majority get breakouts on and around the lips. The outbreak starts with a “shiver” or...

What are cold sores?

Cold sores are caused by a virus called Herpes Simplex, which comes in two varieties. Herpes 1, which occurs on the face, by and in the mouth, nose, eyes or most commonly on the lips. Herpes 2, which occurs on the genitals, on the penis, in and around the vagina, at...

How to recognize a cold sore

Cold sores typically appear around the mouth and on the lips. First you feel a tingle or soreness on the skin, then the area swells and the skin will become red. Shortly afterwards small blisters appear, containing a clear liquid. The blisters will burst or be covered...

Symptoms of cold sores

Cold sores appear as a tingling or buzzing in the skin, then swelling, redness and tenderness appears. After some time, small blisters will appear and finally, 7-10 days later, a scab will form, which eventually will fall off and leave no scar. Cold sores and herpes 1...