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Cold Sore or Canker Sore

Two of the most common disorders of the mouth, the cold sore and the canker sore, are often confused with one another. Knowing the difference between a cold sore and canker sore can affect your choice of treatment or home remedy. The difference between a cold sore and canker sore is where the sore appears. Both cold sores and canker sores cause sores in or around the mouth. However, cold sores are usually found outside the mouth and much less frequently inside it. Canker sores, on the […]

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Canker Sore vs Cold Sore – Inside or Outside?

Canker sore vs Cold sore, what is the difference? Well, to start a cold sore, also called a fever blister, is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Over half of the population has this virus in their system (this isn’t the same virus as the one that causes genital herpes). This virus can stay dormant the majority of the time. Often times it will flare up and lead to a cold sore in times where your immune system is compromised such as during times of extreme stress […]

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Single Dose Oral Antiviral Therapy Found to Accelerate Healing Time Of Cold Sore Outbreaks

You sense a tingling on your lip that, in a day or two, turns into a red blister. It’s a cold sore and it’s difficult to hide or get rid of easily. With approximately 100 million episodes of recurrent cold sores occurring annually, all too many Americans are familiar with this common condition. Cold sores, medically known as herpes labialis, are an infection of the mouth area with the herpes simplex virus. In fact, it is estimated that cold sores affect 66 percent of American adults–with most […]

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