Cold Sores in the Nose

While cold sores are much more common on the lips and the genitals, a small group of people also get them on the edges of their nostrils, or even get cold sores in the nose. These are normally more painful than the normal variety, and they often take longer to heal. To discover how to handle […]
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Best Cold Sore Treatment

Cold sores are irritating, contagious, recurrent, and often painful. Consequently, few people who are afflicted with them have not hunted for the best cold sore treatment available. My blood tests for the herpes simplex virus always return negative these days, which shows that I have defeated the virus to the point where it is either […]
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Lysine for Cold Sores

Most studies show that lysine can reduce either the frequency, severity, or duration of cold sore outbreaks. It is no magic bullet, however, and it certainly cannot kill the herpes simplex virus that give rise to cold sores. There are currently still many caveats and unknowns. Lysine for Cold Sores: What Is It? Lysine is […]
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Are Cold Sores Contagious?

Are cold sores contagious? Yes, cold sores are so contagious that you can spread it to other people as well as to different parts of your own body. To understand how it is spread and how to avoid doing so, you must understand how the herpes simplex virus works, as this is the culprit behind […]
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Fever Blisters on Lips: Prevention and Treatment

Fever blisters on lips are common, and some researchers estimate that the herpes simplex type 1 virus that causes it is present in between 60 and 90 percent of all people. For example, 67.4 percent in Belgium, 80.6 percent in the Czech Republic, 65 percent in the United States, and even higher in developing countries. […]
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How Long Do Herpes Outbreaks Last?

This is one of those “how far can an elastic band stretch” questions. Which elastic band? How long is it? How thick is it? The duration of a herpes outbreak depends almost completely on the methods you employ to manage it. This puts its duration almost completely under your control. How Long Do Herpes Outbreaks Last, […]
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How Long Do Cold Sores Last?

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. How long do cold sores last? Because they appear on the lips or on the edges of the nostrils, most people are desperate to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Like any other facial blemishes, they are embarrassing but, worse than other facial blemishes, […]
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What Is a Hickey?

What is a hickey? Hickeys are those approximately round red, purple, or brown spots that you often see on people’s necks and throats. They appear when a lover kisses or sucks your skin so hard that it breaks the tiny blood vessels below your skin. When the blood leaches out of the torn blood vessels and […]
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Hickey on the Neck: What a Pain

Have you ever woken up after a night of passion to find a hickey, or love bite, on your neck? Some people see this as a sign of love and belonging, but it seems like most people think it is embarrassing to walk around with a hickey on the neck and not worth the momentary […]
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Bruise on Your Breast: What to Do

A bruise on your breast can often be quite painful, and it is scary because you inevitably wonder whether it is cancer. I remember having a massive bruise on my breast when I was a teenager after being hit by a cricket ball. Only, I didn’t remember the cricket ball incident and was petrified when […]
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