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How do I know if I might be developing a cold sore?

Oftentimes, people who have oral herpes will be able to tell when a cold sore is beginning to develop. A tingling sensation or slight pain in the lip area will begin a couple of days before a cold sore actually surfaces. If you experience these symptoms, using an antiviral medication right away can help to manage the outbreak and heal your cold sore faster.

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How long do cold sores last?
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Oral herpes, or cold sores, goes away on its own in about one to two weeks. Taken early, antiviral m...
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Can oral herpes spread to other parts of the body?
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It is possible to spread oral herpes to other parts of the body. Although cold sores tend to develop...
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Will my cold sore go away by itself?
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An outbreak of oral herpes, or cold sores, should go away on its own in about one or two weeks. Anti...
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What is oral herpes?
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Oral herpes, or cold sores, develop as a result of the herpes simplex virus. Herpes simplex virus ty...
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