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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Cold Sores

By February 9, 2007

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Cold SoresSurprisingly to parents, cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), but when it occurs in younger children with a cold sore on their lips or around their mouth, it is not necessarily the same as a genital herpes infection that a teen or adult might have.

Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for kids with cold sores.

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