Also known as fever blisters, cold sores are among the most common oral lesions patients experience. The sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are manifested as small blisters on the lip or near the mouth. If a cold sore opens, a clear substance may run from it. Then it will typically form a scab that heals within two weeks. The virus can be passed from person to person by kissing, using the same eating utensils or coming in contact with infected saliva.
There is no cure for cold sores, but they frequently go away after a few days without treatment. To hasten their healing and lessen any pain they may cause, there are several treatment options available that include the use of creams, ointments or pills.
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