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Cold sores

cold; sores; fever; virus; herpes; simplex;

Most of us have had a cold sore or seen a cold sore at some time in our lives. Cold sores are common skin sores that usually form on the lips or skin around the mouth. They are caused by a virus (herpes simplex type 1), which is often passed on to us when we are children.

For information about cold sores have a look at

Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

Department of Health South Australia  http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au  

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