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Herpes Cold Sores – Herpes Simplex Virus

HSV-1 Fever Blisters Cold Sores Herpes Treatment Miami Dermatology

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Herpes Treatment Miami

HSV is a common viral infection that can occur anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes. Inflammation with small blisters and sores cause pain, itching or burning occurs around the infected area. Herpes infections are contagious and transmitted by direct skin to skin contact. There are two types of herpes simplex virus. HSV-1, oral herpes, causes “fever blisters” or “cold sores” infecting the lips, mouth, gums, face. This can be transferred during kissing, contaminated dishes, towels or lip balms. HSV-2, genital herpes, results in blisters on the penis, vagina, cervix or buttocks, and is sexually transmitted. Both types however can be found in either area and once infected, the virus lives in the body for a lifetime. Recurrent episodes tend to erupt in the same region of the body and may be aggravated by factors such as sun exposure, respiratory infections, laser or other cosmetic procedures, surgical trauma or emotional stress. Herpes Cold Sores Treatment can be administered at the Dr. Longwill ‘s Miami Center for Dermatology with topical and oral antiviral medications which can help reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts, but there is no known cure for Herpes Cold Sores.

Herpes Treatment in Miami | Treatment for Cold Sores in Miami