Cold Sores

About- Cold sores also called fever blisters or herpes labialis are a common viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus which developes tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around lips.

Symptoms-
 Small fluid-filled blisters along the border of the lips
 Blisters may merge and burst
 Dehydration
 Difficulty swallowing
 Fever
 Headache
 Itching, burning or tingling sensation around ther lips  
 Lip swelling
 Mouth or tongue pain
 Muscle aches
 Nausea
 Painful eroded gums
 Sore throat
 Swollen lymph nodes

Causes-
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) usually causes cold sores which can be transmitted easily as a result of close contact.

Risk factors
 Anti-rejection drugs for organ transplants
 Burns
 Cancer chemotherapy
 Eczema
 HIV/AIDS

Specialists to visit
 Pediatrician

 Dermatologist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au

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