Oral Herpes: What You Need to Know

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  • The 411 on Herpes
  • Oral Herpes
  • Cold Sores
  • What Triggers Cold Sore Outbreaks?
  • Treating HSV-1
  • Preventing HSV-1
  • How Prevalent is Oral Herpes?
  • Why Genital Herpes is Different

Cold Sores

Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) occurs on or in the mouth and lips. HSV-1 is very contagious and transmitted through oral fluids or open sores on the mouth. Sores usually form, break open, crust and heal in a matter of a few weeks. For some, cold sores can be mild or extremely painful.

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