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Protect yourself from the spread of cold sore with these top tips

The first question people ask is ‘Are cold sores contagious?’ The answer is yes. HSV-1 is as easy to spread as it is tough to fight.

The cold sore virus can be spread through skin-to-skin contact. It sneaks into your body through the mucous membrane in your mouth or damaged skin. It then remains dormant inside a group of nerve cells located at about the level of your temple until a cold sore trigger awakens it.

HSV-1 is a form of the herpes simplex virus that usually affects the lips, but can also affect cheeks, nose or mouth or rarely even spread to the eyes or genitals.

HSV-1 is a form of the herpes simplex virus that usually affects the lips, but can also affect cheeks, nose or mouth or rarely even spread to the eyes or genitals.

Cold sores are contagious from the first tingle until completely healed.

Cold sores are contagious from the first tingle until completely healed.

You can stop the spread and protect others from the virus by following these simple and effective tips.

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