Cold sore

Also called Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) infection

Mainly causes Oral herpes & Genital herpes

Rarely can affect eyes & bowels.

 

Genital herpes

caused by HSV type2

sexual transmission

Pain & tingling on thigh vulva penis.

Then blisters appear.

Can cause burning on passing water.

 

Oral herpes

Caused by HSV type1

Tingling & burning in affected area.

Then blisters appear.

On lips tongue & inside mouth

Cold sore virus remains dormant. Can come up – when you get cold or chest infection, strong sunlight, stress, menstruation.

 

Treatment – see your doctor please

With antiviral drug eg

Aciclovir(Zovirax) locally or by mouth