Both of these condition cause small sores to develop in or around the mouth, and often are confused with each other.
They are caused by a contagious virus called herpes simplex. There are two types of herpes simplex virus.
Herpes simplex virus is highly contagious when fever blisters are present and is frequently spread by kissing. Most people with type 1 virus become infected before the age of 10.
In initial infection for most people have no symptoms. 15%, however, develop:
Cause for a recurrence of fever blister:
Some medication will relieve some of the pain and discomfort associated with the sores. Here is what you can do:
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