icd10: B00.2

Cold Sores

Herpes simplex labialis (oral herpes), is commonly known as cold sores and is caused by the herpes simplex virus, type 1 (HSV-1). Herpes simplex virus, type 2 (HSV-2) is mainly responsible for causing genital herpes, however, HSV-2 may spread to the mouth during oral sex which can result in oral herpes

Cold sores are a common infection of the mouth area that may affect the lips, mouth, throat or gums. They are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters and may also be referred to as fever blisters. Cold sores can affect each individual differently but in most cases they are itchy, tingly and unsightly

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