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-symptoms-pics. is the most common symptoms of herpes virus

that affect humans , even men or women and this can be painful

type of skin lesions.

herpes simplex virus structure:

it is DNA virus consists of high complexity protein and envelop

herpes symptoms (primary type)

1- asymptomatic

2- vesicles on the area lesions

3- fever

4- myalgia

5- headache

6- malaise

herpes symptoms (recurrent herpes)

1- burning sensations

2- painful herpes

3- tingling

4- itching

how herpes look like?

1- erythematous area with vesicles

2- group of vesicles and with ulceration

Cold sores
what is cold  sores?

cold sores is the same meaning of herpes labialis or herpes on the lips may be

spread around mouth or rare to see cold sores on tongue and this can happen

with oral contact actions between infected person to other person

Lip herpes (herpes labialis around the mouth)

herpes labialis  is a common condition associated with the formation of

vesicles around the mouth and more common between age 15 and 50

Causes of cold sores

1- cold sores is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).

2- cold sores can also caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 as genital


3- cold sores on lips infection can result in genital herpes through orogenital


symptoms of  (cold sore, fever blister)

1- cold sores (Herpes labialis)  is a rash of the skin and mucous membranes

2- erythema and blisters

3- Herpes labialis is contagious for individuals who have not been previously

infected by the virus and for those with weakened immune systems

4- fever

5- burning sensation

6- tingling

herpes on lips pictures:

this one picture of cold sores on lips and you can see the vesicles in groups

herpes on lips

lip herpes treatment (how to get rid of cold sores)
topical antiviral creams for cold sores

all available treatment or remedies for cold sores pass through these 2 types

of treatment :

1- Acyclovir 5% Cream or Ointment always first choice cream for

dermatologist with FDA approved

2- Docosanol 10% Cream

3- Penciclovir 1% Cream

oral antiviral drugs for cold sores

1- Acyclovir 200mg- 400mg 5 times daily

2-  Valacyclovir 1gm 2 times daily for 1 day approved by FDA

3- Famciclovir

combination  therapy:

this new cold sores remedies approved by FDA and can used by some

dermatologists in some cases

Acyclovir 5% + Hydrocortisone 1% Cream was approved by FDA

Oral antiviral  side effects  :

1- headache

2-  nausea

cold sores home remedies:

not always recommended as it is just will be for the decrease the symptoms

and the cold sores on lips can treated easy with antiviral creams and antiviral

pills and you can use

1-ice bag on lips to avoid some symptoms of lip herpes

2- avoid contact with same people with any oral action

it is important if you have these vesicles around mouth and with burning

sensation and vesicles in groups you should go to your dermatologist

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