Stop Cold Sores from Spreading

Cold sores are very contagious. Also called fever blisters, cold sores are the result of the herpes simplex 1 virus (HSV-1). HSV-1 is related to the virus that causes genital herpes, herpes simplex 2. About half of all Americans over 20 have been infected with HSV-1, and 10 percent of infections result in a cold …

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Foods to Avoid if You Get Cold Sores

Cold sores are painful and annoying bumps that pop up around the mouth. The herpes simplex viruses causes them, and some antiviral medications provide effective treatment. However, certain foods can aggravate cold sores and interfere with the healing process. Here are some of the foods to avoid: Wheat bread: Wheat bread contains lots of arginine, …

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