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Are Canker Sores Contagious?

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/05/2010
Though often confused with cold sores or fever blisters that are contagious, canker sores are not and are a problem that nearly everyone will deal with at some point in life. Here's the difference between these medical conditions. Cold sores and fever blisters are caused by the herpes virus (HSV1) more...

Canker Sores Are Not Contagious

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/04/2010
At some point, many of us have suffered from canker sores, which should not be confused with cold sores or fever blisters. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus (HSV1) and usually occur on or around the lips, but can occur inside the mouth on the gums, tongue and more...

The Latest Treatments for Cold Sores

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/04/2010
People who suffer from cold sores know how frustrating this irritating viral infection can be. Herpes Labialis, the medical term for a cold sore or fever blister, is caused by the virus Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1. While this virus is similar to HSV II, the type that causes more...