Herpes labialis

Overview

Oral herpes (herpes labialis) is an infection with herpes simplex virus around the border of the lips.

Symptoms

It causes tiny, fluid-filled lesions called cold sores or fever blisters. Oral herpes spreads through close personal contact, such as kissing. Blisters can recur.

Treatments

Medications can speed healing and reduce recurrence.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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