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Can You Get Cold Sores from Kissing Someone?

are cold sores contagious through kissing?

One of the most important things to realize when someone has a cold sore is that it’s very contagious. So contagious, in fact, that you can even catch the virus from kissing someone. Everything from sharing food or utensils, to direct physical contact with a cold sore can make you prone to getting one yourself. […]

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Is Toothpaste Good for Cold Sores?

Does toothpaste clear up cold sores?

Cold sores have a specific lifespan, and usually last for between 10 and 14 days. Unfortunately, during that lifespan they are unsightly, embarrassing, and painful. This leaves many people looking for a cold sore treatment that works. Often, these treatments are home remedies, like applying toothpaste for cold sores overnight. One issue with DIY solutions, however, is their […]

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How to Get Rid of Canker Sores in Your Mouth Fast

Complete guide to getting rid of canker sores at home

Canker sores are actually considered to be small ulcers. They form in the mouth, and while they aren’t contagious or harmful, they can cause a lot of discomfort. This can make it hard to talk or eat. They will eventually go away on their own but, due to the pain they can cause, many people want to […]

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How to Heal a Cold Sore And Swollen Lymph Node under the Jaw Line

Cold sores causing swollen lymph nodes

Cold sores don’t look good. They can also be painful, especially if your glands are swollen and you have enlarged lymph nodes. For anyone who has cold sores, they can make you feel really low. You’ll also feel a lot worse during a primary outbreak because the symptoms are much more extreme. It can take […]

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How Long Does it Take for Valtrex to Work on a Cold Sore?

Does Valtrex for cold sores work?

Nobody likes having unsightly looking cold sores on their face. They don’t look good, and are usually inflamed and weepy. Have you recently been diagnosed with Herpes Simplex and your doctor prescribed Valtrex? Don’t feel anxious about taking this medication because, in many cases, it can help to clear up the condition faster. Valacyclovir (Valtrex) […]

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